Sir Des Champs

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 Speak In Colours (centre), ridden by Donnacha O’Brien,  wins the Qatar Racing & Equestrian Club Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the  Curragh in August. Photograph: Inpho

 Gordon Lord Byron (2013) is the only Irish-trained horse to win the Haydock Sprint Cup in the last 45 years although both Aidan and Joseph O’Bri(...)

Champion trainer Willie Mullins: his failing to win the Gold Cup has become “a thing”. Photograph:  The Jockey Club/Cheltenham Racecourse

Willie Mullins knows his failure to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup has become “a thing”. When jump racing’s Blue Riband comes around his six runner-up f(...)

Ruby Walsh will ride the returning Champagne Fever at Thurles on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Two former dual Cheltenham Festival heroes, Champagne Fever and Lord Windermere, return to action in Thursday’s Boomerang Animal Bedding And Boomerang(...)

Vautour ridden by Ruby Walsh during the Aintree festival. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Ruby Walsh’s surgeon is “cautiously optimistic” the jump jockey will be able to return from injury in time for the Punchestown Festival that starts in(...)

Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell on his way to winning the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree last year. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The memory of Red Rum is never far away from any Grand National and it will be evoked today in particular for Many Clouds, who will attempt to be the (...)

Road to Riches and Bryan Cooper: “There’s nothing we can do about the price and all we can do is get him there in good shape, which we think he is,” said  trainer Noel Meade. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A decade after War Of Attrition famously sealed Michael O’Leary’s Cheltenham Gold Cup love-affair, the Ryanair boss can further strengthen his hand fo(...)

Noel Meade believes Road to Riches is a ‘stupid price’ for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Trainer Noel Meade believes Road To Riches is a “stupid price” for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Having struck twice at the highest leve(...)

2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds has been entered again for this year’s race. Photograph: Getty

Last year’s winner Many Clouds features among 126 entries for the Crabbie’s Grand National on April 9th, with the Aintree feature attracting the highe(...)

Don Poli is one of seven entries in the Irish Gold Cup for Willie Mullins. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins is responsible for seven of the 17 entries for the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 6th. Lexus winner Don Poli appears to be(...)

Vautour is one of a record 23 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Getty

Vautour tops a record 22 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17th. The two-mile-five-furlong heat has attracted a(...)

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