Delta Work ridden by Davy Russell (left) beats Niven ridden by Jamie Moore to win the Porter & Co Beginners Chase at Down Royal last week. Photograph:   PA Wire

Despite sitting third in this season’s championship table Davy Russell is favourite to retain his jockey’s title and can eat into the gap to the lead(...)

Jockey Rachael Blackmore: she racked up 13 winners in October, putting her second only to Paul Townend in the race for the Irish champion jockey crown. Photograph: Inpho

The new year’s resolution for the panel of judges going in to the 2018 Sportswoman of the Year awards was simple enough: be decisive, avoid joint mont(...)

Rachael Blackmore: “I’m absolutely delighted with the way it’s gone. I never thought I’d get to 50 winners in a season.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Rachael Blackmore has reached another landmark by riding 50 winners during the current jumps campaign although she is playing down her chances (...)

Rachael Blackmore  on Bedrock jumps the last to beat Jack Kennedy on board  Samcro in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye/Inpho

Having engineered the downfall of Samcro the day before at Down Royal, on Saturday Rachael Blackmore has a first ever Grade One success in her sights (...)

Rachael Blackmore.: “I don’t want to change anything. I cannot believe how well it is going so I just want to remain on a low profile.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In the darkest, pokiest corner of Punchestown we can find, Rachael Blackmore takes her seat and submits to the awfulness of it all. Given the choice(...)

 Trainer Willie Mullins:  has six starters at his local Gowran track on Saturday including Ballycase. Photograph: Inpho

Willie Mullins has valuable domestic Graded races in his sights over jumps this weekend and a rare Group One target for Max Dynamite in Paris to boot.(...)

Snow Falcon (pictured here under Sean Flanagan at Leopardstown last December) came home to win the Kerry National at Listowel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Snow Falcon clung on grimly to claim top honours in a thrilling renewal of the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel. A field of 18 runners went to pos(...)

Rachael Blackmore was the first woman ever to win the conditional jockey’s title and she will be bidding for success in Ireland’s most lucrative hurdle race at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore will hope to break more new ground on board David’s Charm in Thursday’s Guinness Galway Hurdle. A woman has never ridden a winner (...)

 President Michael D Higgins with racegoers at Ballybrit on Wednesday. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

President Michael D Higgins’ objections to gambling firms sponsoring sports events didn’t stop him from performing some ceremonial duties at the Galwa(...)

James Doyle riding Sea of Class at Newbury Racecourse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The legendary Sea the Stars made his racing debut on Darley Irish Oaks day, and a decade later his daughter, Sea of Class, looks a prime fancy to win (...)

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