Glyn Schofield riding Max Dynamite during at Sha Tin Racecourse in December 2017 in Hong Kong: horse will have Rachael Blackmore on his back for the first time Fairyhouse. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The final day of Fairyhouse’s Easter festival sees Willie Mullins outnumber Gordon Elliott in runners , although one of JP McManus’s six starters in t(...)

 Adrian McGoldrick walking back with with jockey Brian O’Connell after a fall

The first fall of Cheltenham 2018, when it comes (not if), will be steep and fast and final. If history is a judge, it probably won’t be in the Suprem(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott on Blow by Blow. ‘The horse ran for Rachael and is the first one to get a tune out of him this year, so it’s great.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Blow By Blow led home a one-two for Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud in the Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles Racecourse. Th(...)

Rachael Blackmore became the first female rider to win Ireland’s conditional jockeys title at Punchestown Festival last April. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore lost out to Joseph O’Brien in the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ category at the Horse Racing Ireland Awards earlier this month. Plenty p(...)

 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look on as Stephanie Roche arrives for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Our Duke ridden by Robbie Power celebrate winning the Boylesports Irish Grand National Chase during the Easter Festival at Fairyhouse. Photograph: PA

Our Duke stamped his class on the BoyleSports Irish Grand National to continue the golden season of trainer Jessica Harrington and jockey Robbie Power(...)

Dream Walker (grey horse) ridden by Chris Hayes on the way  to winning  ‘Ahonoora’ Handicap during day seven of the Galway Festival at  Ballybrit. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Brian Ellison plundered the Irish Stallion Farms EBF ‘Ahonoora’ Handicap for the third year in succession as Dream Walker flew home to get up late in (...)

“I turned professional because I was going badly as an amateur. I needed to try something different,” says Rachael Blackmore. Photograph: Caroline Norris

As they flashed past the post in Clonmel that day, Rachael Blackmore’s mind became diseased with worry. Her horse Most Honourable had been chased down(...)

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