Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy celebrates winning the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Connections of Presenting Percy are keeping their fingers crossed for rain in order to get the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite back into action over Chr(...)

Michael O’Leary, Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy with Samcro celebrate after winning the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Michael O’Leary is not a man who would appear to shy away from a bit of hype and razzmatazz, given some of the publicity stunts he has pulled with Rya(...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy celebrates after Samcro’s win in the   Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at  Cheltenham. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire

Although Nicky Henderson walked away with a second straight feature race, it was the Irish-trained horses that dominated proceedings on day two o(...)

Willie Mullins: the report shows big trainers like Mullins are getting bigger but middle-ranking colleagues are being forced  out of business. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s Cheltenham fortunes are at an all-time high but a grim picture has been painted of the difficulties facing the majority of this country’s r(...)

Aidan O’Brien secured his 26th Group One winner of the season at Doncaster on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Aidan O’Brien’s record-breaking Group One juggernaut shuddered to a temporary halt in Paris on Sunday when protest action led to racing being cancelle(...)

Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins celebrate after Nichols Canyon’s win in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth Livepic

Ireland could record its most successful ever Cheltenham festival after the visitors won six of the seven races on Thursday, to take the Irish tally (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins celebrates after Un De Sceaux, ridden by Ruby Walsh, wins the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham: Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary made sure he was among the first to stride over to Willie Mullins in the winners’ enclosure after the racehorse training ph(...)

Davy Russell on Presenting Percy wins the 2.10 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photo: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Presenting Percy turned the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle into a procession as he gave trainer Pat Kelly and jockey Davy Russell back-to-back(...)

Power on: Given the skills shortage in the industry, technology companies are being defined by how well they can recruit, and keep, strong talent as persuading people to relocate from their home country can be very difficult.

Dublin may have no problems in attracting the big hitters in the technology industry to set up shop here but with a skills shortage in the industry, (...)

Limini and Ruby Walsh after victory in the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle Race. Photograph: Andrew Boyers

Irish trained horses enjoyed a St Patrick’s Day bonanza at Cheltenham with only the Ryanair World Hurdle winner Thistlecrack preventing an unprecedent(...)

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