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 Jockey Mark Walsh celebrates Early Doors’ Galway Plate victory in 2020. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Early Doors reverts to hurdling for his belated seasonal debut at Punchestown on Friday, with trainer Joseph O’Brien hopeful the former Galway Plate w(...)

Keith Donoghue on board Ronald Pump: no Irish-based horse   has ever won the Long Walk while Meath-based  trainer  Matthew Smith is also pursuing a maiden success at the top level. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ronald Pump, the bargain-buy horse that once changed hands for just €1,000, will try to secure an elusive first Grade One success on Saturday. Ascot’(...)

 Chacun Pour Soi is  on course to try and repeat his success in last year’s Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase on Day Two of Leopardstown’s Christmas programme. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins is aiming for more festive dominance with Chacun Pour Soi set to be part of the champion trainer’s hugely powerful squad over the Chris(...)

Harry Byrne was rushed to St Luke’s General Hospital on Monday after being hit by a sliotar in the head while playing hurling at lunchtime

A teenage boy who died following an incident at St Kieran’s College in Kilkenny city on Monday afternoon has been named locally as Harry Byrne (13) fr(...)

Dermot Weld: ‘We did it before with Vinne Roe who won four Irish St Legers.’ File photograph: Inpho

Having opted out of British Champions Day, Dermot Weld is now targeting French St Leger glory with Search For A Song this Sunday. The former dual-Ir(...)

Appreciate It, ridden by Paul Townend, on the way to victory in the  Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. Photograph: Mark Cranham/Inpho

Willie Mullins is keen to extend his dominance of Newmarket’s Cesarewitch to a remarkable fourth year in a row on Saturday but is also starting to pen(...)

Trainer Ger Lyons celebrates after winning the Juddmonte Irish Oaks with Even So in 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ger Lyons will have two opportunities at Monday’s Roscommon fixture to train his 1,000th winner. The Co Meath based Classic-winning trainer runs the (...)

Trainer Ger Lyons: ‘We need to cop on and let them go racing.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Classic winning trainer Ger Lyons has warned that racehorse owners are getting “antsy” and urged the sport’s authorities to let them go racing again a(...)

Seamie Heffernan aboard Santiago wins the 2020 Irish Derby. File photograph: Inpho

Last year’s Irish Derby hero Santiago returns for his first start of 2021 at Navan on Sunday. Ryan Moore makes the trip to Meath to team up with the(...)

Rachael Blackmore: has been the busiest jump jockey in the country this campaign with over 450 rides already.  She has   four more rides scheduled at Fairyhouse on Saturday.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore could emerge from Saturday’s Fairyhouse action on top of the jockeys’ championship once again. The title lead has swapped between (...)

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