Tony Martin

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 Bryan Cooper riding Disko win The Growise Champion Novice Steeplechase at Punchestown. Photograph: Getty Images

Disko ran out an emphatic winner of the Growise Champion Novice Chase for trainer Noel Meade in the hands of Bryan Cooper at Punchestown on Tuesday. (...)

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(...)

Tudor City ridden by Davy Russell continues on to win the Cusack Hotel Group Maiden Hurdle as Seán Flanagan on Runforbob takes a fall at the last fence at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Road To Respect capitalised on Yorkhill’s eccentricity to win a dramatic race for the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse. Despite jumping vi(...)

Sean Mulryan’s Forget The Past, running at Leopardstown Photograph: Eric Luke

Developer Sean Mulryan’s Ballymore Properties is making a comeback to racing by sponsoring one of the headline contests on the final day of this month(...)

Highland Reel:  “When he gets in the lead in these mile and a half races he is difficult to stop,” says Ryan Moore. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

 The start of Ireland’s 2017 turf flat campaign is, as usual, wedged between Cheltenham and the start of Grand National season. But it’s not just(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott at his  stables in Longwood, Co Meath: he  is an odds-on favourite to dethrone Willie Mullins as Ireland’s champion trainer later this season. Photograph: PA Photo

It’s one of Cheltenham’s least valuable races but it’s the one Gordon Elliott says he most wants to win. And in the context of one of the most unlikel(...)

BMC Racing Team rider Nicolas Roche finished 53rd in Thursday’s stage two of  the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain

Nicolas Roche has said that he still has room to improve in terms of his form, but made a successful debut with his new BMC Racing Team this week. (...)

Sean Flanagan celebrates his win on Ice Cold Soul in the  Coral.ie Hurdle at Leopardstown.  Photograph: Patrick McCann

There are more pressing implications to climate change than the outcome of the first major handicap hurdle of 2017 but freakishly unseasonal ground c(...)

 Kerrin McEvoy riding Almandin wins the Melbourne Cup ahead of Joao Moreira on Heartbreak City at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Photo:  Michael Dodge/Getty Images

The difference eight flights of hurdles can make will dominate thoughts in the run-up to Sunday’s Leopardstown feature as the Melbourne Cup runner-up (...)

Heartbreak City: came up agonisingly short in the world’s richest handicap the Melbourne Cup at Flemington  in November. Photograph: Brett Holburt/Getty Images)

Heartbreak City had Hong Kong’s ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira on his back when touched off in November’s Melbourne Cup but it is 3lb claimer Donagh Meyler(...)

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