Tony Martin

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Ruby Walsh celebrates Clondaw Warrior’s victory in the Galway Hurdle last year at Ballybrit. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clondaw Warrior will have to overcome both history and topweight if he’s to land back-to-back victories in next week’s €300,000 Guinness Galway Hurdle(...)

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas in action during the opening time trial in Düsseldorf. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Spain’s Alejandro Valverde, a key team-mate of one of the race favourites, Colombian Nairo Quintana, is out of the Tour de France after crashing durin(...)

The gruelling Col de la Croix de Fer, on the 17th stage of the Tour de France - La Mure to Serre Chevalier. Photograph: Patrick Hertzog/AFP

Stage one: Düsseldorf (14km time trial) Apart from a quick incursion into the city centre, most of this is alongside the river Rhine, dead flat and d(...)

 Heartbreak City has been put down after a gallops accident. Photograph: Brett Holburt/Getty

Heartbreak City, runner-up in last year’s Melbourne Cup, has been put down after breaking his leg in a gallops accident. The Tony Martin-trained geld(...)

 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(...)

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