Sandra Hughes

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Ruby Walsh on board Melon. Can  Faugheen’s young stable companion be  a potential gate-crasher for the Champion Hurdle? Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

If Cracking Smart can land Navan’s Grade Two feature on Sunday it will leave Gordon Elliott and Michael O’Leary with an impressively tight grasp on th(...)

Trainer Mick Winters: “I welcome it in a lot of ways because it might open up the thing.” Photograph: Inpho

Trainer Mick Winters has said he hopes “common sense” can be applied at his appeal against “non-trier” penalties imposed on him at Cork on Sunday. Th(...)

Roger Loughran on Total Recall on their way to winning The Prancer and Dancer Rated Novice Steeplechase in the Navan Races in Proudstown, Co Meath in December 2016. File photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

 Willie Mullins’s transformative abilities are long renowned and punters appear to be putting their faith in them again with Total Recall already(...)

Jockey David Mullins on board Cilaos Emery (right) wins the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle during day one of the Punchestown Festival in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Despite Un De Sceaux giving best to the English raider Fox Norton in Punchestown’s opening feature on Tuesday, Willie Mullins declared himself satisfi(...)

 Sandra Hughes with jockey Katie Walsh after Thunder And Roses won the BoyleSports Irish Grand National Steeplechase. Photograph: Getty Images

Sandra Hughes has announced she is to give up training in the next few months as she feels it is no longer financially viable. Hughes took over the r(...)

Jack Kennedy celebrates winning the Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham with Labaik.  Will he “jump-off” at Punchestown? Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The finish is invariably the most important part of any race, but when Labaik is involved no one’s going to miss the start either. Punchestown’s fest(...)

Bleu Et Rouge, with Barry Geraghty up, right, leads Tombstone, with Bryan Cooper up, over the last on their way to winning the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in February 2016. Photograph:   Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images

Michael O’Leary’s Grade 1 focus is on Alpha Des Obeaux in Wednesday’s RSA although the Ryanair chief executive’s Cheltenham attention is likely to be (...)

Willie Penrose (Labour TD) Bet Of Meeting Yorkhill in the JLT is my banker. He comes to himself at this time of year with a bit of good ground. Lay(...)

Mouse Morris with the last two winners of the Irish Grand National, Rogue Angel and Thunder And Roses at Everardsgrange, Fethard, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A bumper 24-strong entry from Britain remains in next month’s Boylesports Irish Grand National which unlike its Aintree counterpart doesn’t appear se(...)

Sutton Place ridden by Barry Geraghty (centre) goes on to win The Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle  at Navan Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ten years after Silver Birch’s Aintree National success catapulted Gordon Elliott into the limelight, this season’s leading trainer won’t have the fo(...)

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