Espoir D’Allen ridden by Mark Walsh races to victory during the Champion Hurdle Challenge at Cheltenham. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ireland rarely delights in a Cromwell victory, but this win at Cheltenham was sweet, particularly when there was little to cheer about Brexit at a cer(...)

Champion Hurdle contender Laurina on the gallops at Cheltenham racecourse on Sunday. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cheltenham’s authorities are bracing for a late winter weather kick with a wind warning in place for Day Two of the festival on Wednesday. After mont(...)

Are you race ready for Cheltenham? Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheltenham. The week where we take such reckless leave of our senses that we actually listen to actual bookmakers as they tip horses. A pox on them, w(...)

The Irish Jockeys Association expressed major disappointment both with the move to impose a figure on whip use and how it was done. Photograph:  Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s jockeys has said the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board will “rue the day” it announced plans to restrict riders to a (...)

Rachael Blackmore: doffed her cap to the likes of Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry who paved the way for other women jockeys with their remarkable careers. Photograph:  Healy Racing.

Quiz time. Who said: “Women are stronger people than men mentally. And men arse-lick a bit, and women don’t. The real strong women say ‘go **** yourse(...)

Tiger Roll and Keith Donoghue stroll to victory in The Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle at Navan. Photograph:  Peter Mooney/Inpho

Gordon Elliott is favourite to be the Cheltenham Festival’s leading trainer for a third year in a row and Sunday’s 428-1 four-timer at Navan indicated(...)

Monalee claimed the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Monalee led his rivals a merry dance on his way to claiming top honours in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. Runner-up to Cheltenham Gold Cup favou(...)

Band of Outlaws and JJ Slevin (centre) get up to win the EMS Copiers rated Novice Hurdle ahead of Aze Runner and Paul Townend (left) during BBA Ireland Opera Hat Mares Chase Day at Naas Racecourse on Saturday. Photo: PA Wire

Irish racing’s chief veterinary officer expressed satisfaction at how bio-security measures implemented over the weekend helped ensure the sport could(...)

Presenting Percy and Davy Russell take the 2018 RSA Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All eyes will be on Presenting Percy at Gowran Park on Thursday as the ante-post favourite for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup makes his seasonal reap(...)

Ricky Doyle on Mystique Heights clears the last to win the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle at Naas Racecourse, Co Kildare on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The high-profile businessman Luke Comer got 2019 off to a flying start on the racecourse when training a 16-1 winner at Naas on Sunday. Mystique Heig(...)

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