Sandra Hughes

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Bookmakers have Jim Culloty’s Spring Heeled as a  general 20-1 shot for Saturday’s big race in Aintree. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Up to eight hopefuls look set to try to become the 17th Irish-trained winner of the Crabbies Aintree Grand National since 1900 this Saturday but Jim (...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father Ted after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder And Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Something seismic was necessary to shift Tony McCoy off Fairyhouse’s centre-stage but Katie Walsh managed it with aplomb in a dramatic Boylesports Iri(...)

 “He’s (The Tullow Tank) come back well and the plan is to go for the Ryanair Gold Cup in Fairyhouse.”

The Tullow Tank is being prepared for next month’s Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse following a wasted journey to the Cheltenham Festival. The dual Grad(...)

Katie Walsh:  ‘I never in my life went down to the start of a race thinking that I was girl in a field of lads.’ Photograph: Spencer Murphy

Katie Walsh fishes for her phone and digs out the publicity photo she had shot a couple of weeks ago to promote Ladies’ Day at Aintree. “I had to ride(...)

Lieutenant Colonel ridden by Bryan Cooper on his way to winning the Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown last December. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Although watering has begun at Cheltenham ahead of next week’s festival, Curragh trainer Sandra Hughes is unconcerned about the prospect of quicker g(...)

 Hidden Cyclone  and jockey Andrew McNamara won the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

All roads lead back to the Cheltenham Festival for Hidden Cyclone after Shark Hanlon’s pride and joy enjoyed his day in the sun with a fine front-runn(...)

Ruby Walsh and Hurricane Fly go ahead of Jezki and Tony McCoy on the way to winning the  BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle  at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hurricane Fly knuckled down in his inimitable fashion to clinch an historic fifth consecutive victory in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle.Will(...)

Bryan Cooper celebrates winning the Lexus Steeplechase with Road To Riches at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival in Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Road To Riches is Ireland’s new big hope for Cheltenham Gold Cup glory in March after a brave Lexus Chase success at Leopardstown which capped a memor(...)

Uxizandre,  ridden by Barry Geraghty,  clears the last before winning The Shloer  Chase at Cheltenham last November. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images.

Time was when Leopardstown’s Christmas festival was mostly a domestic affair, a time which could look even more distant if Uxizandre can pull off a(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper with trainer Sandra Hughes and her mother Eileen Hughes after he won on Lieutenant Colonel at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Almost 35 years after her father Dessie trained his first career winner at Fairyhouse, Sandra Hughes cemented family ties with the Co Meath track as L(...)

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