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(...)

Paul Nicholls is closing in on the British champion trainer title. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Nicholls extended his lead over Willie Mullins after another decent pay-day in the race to be crowned British champion trainer. Nicholls began T(...)

Annie Power is odds on favourite to win the Aintree Hurdle on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Annie Power is expected to prove a tough nut to crack over what connections believe is her ideal trip as she bids to back up her Champion Hurdle succe(...)

Sprinter Sacre, with Nico de Boinville on board, clear the last to win the Queen Mother Chase. Photograph: Getty.

If quicker spring ground conditions contributed to Un De Sceaux’s Champion Chase undoing it looked to allow Yorkhill fully exhibit his talent in the (...)

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