Matthew Smith

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Czabo ridden by Graham Lee wins the Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes at Naas Racecourse. Photograph: PA Wire

A potentially crucial test of the Turf Club’s controversial new ‘non-trier’ rules could come on Monday. The connections of both Cloudy Morning and T(...)

Andrew Lynch: hoping for wins this week at Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A day after making his return to action following seven months on the injury sidelines, the Cheltenham festival-winning jockey Andrew Lynch was one of(...)

A screen grab taken on January 4th, from a YouTube video originally taken by Myanmar constable Zaw Myo Htike, shows policemen standing guard around Rohingya villagers in Kotankauk during a police area clearance operation on November 5th, 2016. Photograph: Zaw Myo Htike/AFP/Getty Images

When the Myanmar military closed in on the village of Pwint Phyu Chaung, everyone had a few seconds to make a choice. Noor Ankis (25) chose to remai(...)

Ambiya Khatu,  who married a man who paid for her release from smugglers in Thailand, watches her niece with her mother, Mabiya Khatu, at home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia“There was nobody to rescue us, so I agreed,” she said. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/The New York Times

The young woman had been penned in a camp in the sweltering jungle of southern Thailand for two months when she was offered a deal. She had fled Burma(...)

Wayne Lordan on Hint Of A Tint goes clear to win the Topaz Mile Handicap on day two of the Galway races. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hint Of A Tint’s sliding handicap rating suggested a career on the wane, a suggestion the David Wachman-trained filly rebuffed in some style with a To(...)

Suzanne Burke, Athenry, Caithríona King, Cotofin, and Cathy Dillon, Athrenry, at the Galway Races on Tuesday evening. Photograph: The Irish Times

The big race on day two at Galway was won, interestingly, by a filly called Hint of a Tint. In certain west of Ireland accents, a tint is temporary re(...)

Oh, you are awful! Yes, the Terminator sequence reaches its fifth episode with a film that aspires to the condition of The Dick Emery Show. Now rem(...)

Trainer Enda Bolger has high hopes for Gilgamboa despite loss at Navan.

Cheltenham may be the overwhelming racing focus right now but Enda Bolger is already looking forward to next season with his star novice Gilgamboa who(...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)

Gordon Elliott: also runs Midnight Game in Europe’s most valuable handicap hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If Gordon Elliott wins today’s Guinness Galway Hurdle no one can say it will be out of turn and in Bayan the Co Meath trainer looks to have a horse wi(...)

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