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Ruby Walsh on Kemboy comes home to win ahead of Paul Townend and  Al Boum Photo in the 2019 running of the Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It is two years since Kemboy supplied Ruby Walsh with a perfect Punchestown ‘send off’ and the Willie Mullins-trained star will try to defend Ladbroke(...)

Danny Mullins celebrates  Colreevy’s win in the  Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of the very best things about Rachael Blackmore after her golden Cheltenham and Aintree achievements was her roll of the eyes whenever a media per(...)

Seán Flanagan onboard Jeff Kidder clears the last to win the Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Juvenile Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champion jockey Paul Townend is set to undergo further scans this week on a foot injury that threatens to rule him out of Saturday’s Aintree Grand Nat(...)

Tom Scudamore riding Cloth Cap clear the last to win The Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury last November. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cloth Cap is clear favourite to repel a strong Irish challenge in Saturday’s Randox Aintree Grand National. In Tiger Roll’s absence, the Jonjo O’Neil(...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates (just) one of her victories –  with Quilixios at Cheltenham. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Abraham

What with her fondness for winning horse races, it’s probable that Rachael Blackmore was a bit disappointed to be beaten into second in Friday’s Gold (...)

Rachael Blackmore collects the festival leading jockey trophy (the Ruby Walsh Trophy) during day four of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

A stunning week for Rachael Blackmore at the Cheltenham Festival was completed on Friday as she became the first woman to secure the coveted top jocke(...)

  Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard clear the last to win the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in March  2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Rachael Blackmore bids to become the first jockey in 24 years to complete the Champion Hurdle-Gold Cup double at Cheltenham on Friday. Tony McCoy ma(...)

Willie Mullins (right) and Cheltenham clerk of the course Simon Claisse on the gallops on Monday. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire

More than half the field for Tuesday’s Unibet Champion Hurdle were bred in France. They include the reigning title-holder Epatante and other major co(...)

Rachael Blackmore urges Honeysuckle on to win the Mares Hurdle race at last year’s    Cheltenham  Racing Festival in Gloucestershire. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/Getty Images

Bookmakers reckon they’ve got enough on their side to prevent a day one festival bonanza for punters at Cheltenham on Tuesday. A series of short-pric(...)

Saint Piran’s flag, the standard of Cornwall. Photograph: Getty Images

Thanks to Saint Piran, a mysterious holy man who lived circa 450 AD, March 5th is considered – by hard-line Celts anyway – the national day of Cornwal(...)

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