Rich Ricci

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Barry Geraghty riding Epatante clear the last to win the Ladbrokes Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The biggest Unibet Champion Hurdle field in over a decade lines up on day one of Cheltenham, underlining the perception of a race leaning vastly more (...)

Faugheen, ridden by Paul Townend, wins at Leaoprdstown earlier this month. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It could very well be that it’s already over for Faugheen and nobody knows it yet. At some point over the next seven days, Willie Mullins and Rich Ric(...)

Mark Walsh on City Island en route to claiming the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paisley Park may wind up being the Cheltenham festival’s hottest favourite but Curragh trainer Martin Brassil is still happy for City Island to take h(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during a visit to his yard in Closutton on Wednesday: he is readying   a battalion of up to 60 horses for Cheltenham. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Willie Mullins’ old lieutenant Ruby Walsh isn’t on the front line with him anymore but with 20 days to Cheltenham D-Day, it otherwise feels very like (...)

Ruby Walsh falls off Benie Des Dieux during the Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins has given the clearest signal yet that Benie Des Dieux will line up in the Close Brothers Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham. The champion tra(...)

Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle clearing the last to win the Irish Champion Hurdle  at Leopardstown on  February 1st, 2020. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Honeysuckle is to the forefront of most ante-post lists for next month’s Unibet Champion Hurdle, but a decision on whether or not she lines up in the (...)

Faugheen and Paul Townend with groom John Codd celebrate after the Flogas Novice Chase during day two of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Sunday. Photograph: PA Wire

The piece of history Faugheen secured at Leopardstown on Sunday was greeted with a fervour that confirmed how “the Machine” has secured a singular pla(...)

Adding another day to the Cheltenham programme could draw a crowd in the region of 65,000. File photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins has poured cold water on suggestions the Cheltenham Festival could be extended to five days in future. The festival’s most successful (...)

Battleoverdoyen with Davy Russell en route to winning Neville Hotels Novice Steeplechase at Leopardstown on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leopardstown officials will consider a watering policy ahead of the ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ after ground concerns turned Sunday’s Grade One novice ch(...)

Chacun Pour Soi will have just his third ever start  in the €125,000 Grade One Paddy’s Reward Club Chase on day two of the Christmas festival at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins has confirmed he plans to serve up perhaps racing’s most eagerly anticipated Christmas dish by running Chacun Pour Soi at Leopardstown.(...)

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