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Trainer Jessica Harrington and jockey Robbie Power. Harrington says the logical race for Sizing John is the Ryanair at Cheltenham, but they will see what happens on Sunday. Photograph: INPHO

Jessica Harrington will decide on Sizing John’s Cheltenham Festival target after his run in Sunday’s Stan James Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. The (...)

 David Mullins with his uncle, trainer Willie Mullins. The Grand National-winning jockey will attempt to foil his uncle’s plans to win the BHP  Irish Champion Hurdle in Leopardstown  for a seventh year in a row on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

David Mullins is set to team up with Petit Mouchoir in Sunday’s BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle, where the Grand National-winning jockey will atte(...)

In August Wachman announced he would hand in his licence at the end of the season and has indicated Rekindling will be his final runner. Photograph: Getty Images

Rekindling is poised to try to provide David Wachman with a fairytale Group One finale to his training career in Paris on Sunday. Twenty years after(...)

Bryan Cooper: will know that Folsom Blue relishes a stamina test on heavy ground. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It won’t eclipse Don Cossack’s Cheltenham Gold Cup but as a proud son of the Kingdom no jockey will relish victory in the €175,000 Guinness Kerr(...)

Barry Browne onboard Swamp Fox. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Swamp Fox has enjoyed a productive summer on the Flat since he last ran over hurdles and can prove a different proposition for the opposition in today(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins gets back to the real business of racing at Gowran Park this weekend. Photograph: Getty Images.

The reverberations from Willie Mullins’s split with Michael O’Leary are set to be a recurring theme as the jumps season gets into full swing but this(...)

Ger Lyons: “It was just a summer cold but while ‘The Funk’ and ‘Jack’ scoped clear before going racing they came home coughing. So I think there’s improvement in them.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ger Lyons is rapidly closing in on the €1 million prizemoney mark in Ireland this year and the Co Meath-based trainer hasn’t ruled out the possibilit(...)

Pat Smullen rides Fair Eva in Thursday’s Group Two Lowther Stakes at York. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen is set for a busy week at York’s Ebor festival but prior to that Ireland’s champion jockey can keep the home fires burning on board Almana(...)

Olympic rein: Greg Broderick with MHS Going Global at Ballypatrick Stables. Photo: John D Kelly

For a man setting off to the Olympic Games in less than a month Greg Broderick seems very calm. But, as Ireland’s sole representative in showjumping, (...)

Aidan O’Brien: Air Force Blue and Minding are among a large team of O’Brien stars due to gallop at the track after racing at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s 2016 turf campaign gets underway at the Curragh on Sunday with Aidan O’Brien using the opportunity to work some of his top classic hopes. (...)

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