Jockey Nico de Boinville stands up in his irons to celebrate Altior’s win in the 2019  Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA Wire

Dual Queen Mother Champion Chase hero Altior has been retired, trainer Nicky Henderson has announced. In a glittering career that yielded 21 victorie(...)

Sam Twiston-Davies on Clan Des Obeaux jumps ahead of Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo during the the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

No crowds were at Punchestown to watch Clan Des Obeaux win Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Gold Cup but it’s a victory that reverberated loudly across the Irish(...)

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(...)

Micquus ridden by jockey James Best  jumps a fence on the  way to winning a Novices Handicap Chase during Injured Jockeys Fund Charity raceday at Plumpton. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

For the first time in a week, there was the sound of hooves thudding against turf on a British racecourse on Wednesday. Not as many hooves as normal, (...)

Uradel, with Aubrey McMahon on board, comes home to win the valuable qualified riders handicap at the Galway Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins is responsible for five of the seven Irish-trained entries for the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 9th. The champion trainer’s p(...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy celebrates after Samcro’s win in the   Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at  Cheltenham. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire

Although Nicky Henderson walked away with a second straight feature race, it was the Irish-trained horses that dominated proceedings on day two o(...)

Richard Johnson riding Native River clear the water jump before winning The Betfair Denman Steeple Chase at Newbury. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Native River made a successful return from almost a year on the sidelines with an impressive display in the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury. Colin Ti(...)

Sam Twiston-Davies who broke his elbow at Sandown on Saturday. “I’m a bit sore, but am aiming for Newbury (December 1st and 2nd), fingers crossed.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images).

Sam Twiston-Davies is hoping to be back in action for the Ladbrokes Trophy meeting at Newbury next month after suffering a broken elbow in a fall at S(...)

Vicente joined the list of dual Coral Scottish Grand National winners after getting up in the final stride at Ayr. A faller at the first in the Aintr(...)

 Paul Moloney and State of Play jump the last fence before landing The Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup Steeple Chase Race run at Newbury Racecourse in 2006. Photograph: Getty Images

Barry Geraghty and Richard Johnson led the tributes to Paul Moloney after the jockey announced his retirement from riding. Moloney, 38, has called ti(...)

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