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    Dettori to seek Smullen's advice for Derby mount

    Dettori to seek Smullen's advice for Derby mount


    Frankie Dettori will be leaning on stricken colleague Pat Smullen for advice after picking up the ride aboard Dermot Weld's Epsom Derby hope Hazapour for next month's Classic in "unfortunate...

    Frankie Dettori will be leaning on stricken colleague Pat Smullen for advice after picking up the ride aboard Dermot Weld's Epsom Derby hope Hazapour for next month's Classic in "unfortunate circumstances".
    Moore saves the day

    Moore saves the day


    TV presenter Hayley Moore sent social media into a frenzy yesterday with her heroic manoeuvre to capture a loose horse at...

    TV presenter Hayley Moore sent social media into a frenzy yesterday with her heroic manoeuvre to capture a loose horse at Chepstow.

    Gosden to send his 'Lion' into Derby battle with 'Warrior'


    Impressive Dante winner Roaring Lion - the only horse to have come close to beating Saxon Warrior - will attempt to make it third time lucky against the Ballydoyle horse after John Gosden announced that the colt's owners had opted to run in the Epsom...

    Impressive Dante winner Roaring Lion - the only horse to have come close to beating Saxon Warrior - will attempt to make it third time lucky against the Ballydoyle horse after John Gosden announced that the colt's owners had opted to run in the Epsom Derby on Saturday week instead of the French equivalent a day later.
    Vet accused of passing Faugheen info which was allegedly used to gain an unfair advantage in the betting market

    Vet accused of passing Faugheen info which was allegedly used to gain an unfair advantage in the betting market


    Tim Brennan faces a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) disciplinary panel hearing about allegations of corrupt or fraudulent practice in his role as a vet by passing on inside information but Brennan is free to continue his work as normal during the...

    Tim Brennan faces a British Horseracing Authority (BHA) disciplinary panel hearing about allegations of corrupt or fraudulent practice in his role as a vet by passing on inside information but Brennan is free to continue his work as normal during the investigation.
    Ascot return on the cards as Sioux leads Ballydoyle treble

    Ascot return on the cards as Sioux leads Ballydoyle treble


    Classy colt Sioux Nation returned to his best when defying a Group One penalty in the Goffs Lacken Stakes at Naas...

    Classy colt Sioux Nation returned to his best when defying a Group One penalty in the Goffs Lacken Stakes at Naas yesterday.
    Canny O'Brien shows what sets him apart with Rhododendron

    Canny O'Brien shows what sets him apart with Rhododendron


    the decision-making skills of Aidan O'Brien are often what sets him apart from the rest and switching Rhododendron back to a mile paid dividends in the Lockinge Stakes at...

    the decision-making skills of Aidan O'Brien are often what sets him apart from the rest and switching Rhododendron back to a mile paid dividends in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

    Obituary: Tommy Wade


    The showjumper Tommy Wade on his ''glorified'' Connemara pony, Dundrum, not only electrified audiences at the annual Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin in the 1960s but can be credited with popularising the sport of showjumping, then regarded as an elitist...

    The showjumper Tommy Wade on his ''glorified'' Connemara pony, Dundrum, not only electrified audiences at the annual Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin in the 1960s but can be credited with popularising the sport of showjumping, then regarded as an elitist pursuit of the Anglo-Irish ascendency.
    Rhododendron blooms for O'Brien in Lockinge

    Rhododendron blooms for O'Brien in Lockinge


    Rhododendron gave Aidan O'Brien a second victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes following a thrilling finish to the Group One showpiece over a mile at Newbury. Lightning Spear looked like he just about hit the front under Oisín Murphy and was about to...

    Rhododendron gave Aidan O'Brien a second victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes following a thrilling finish to the Group One showpiece over a mile at Newbury. Lightning Spear looked like he just about hit the front under Oisín Murphy and was about to spring a 16/1 surprise, but Ryan Moore had hit top gear aboard Rhododendron (100/30 favourite) in the centre of the course.
    Betting Ring: Experience gives Limato Lockinge edge

    Betting Ring: Experience gives Limato Lockinge edge


    Most Irish people, and certainly the good people of Kinsale, will be aware of the Lusitania which was torpedoed by the Germans off the Old Head of Kinsale during World War I in...

    Most Irish people, and certainly the good people of Kinsale, will be aware of the Lusitania which was torpedoed by the Germans off the Old Head of Kinsale during World War I in 1915.
    Mullins eyeing a slice of French history

    Mullins eyeing a slice of French history


    After his Punchestown Festival heroics last month, you couldn't put anything past Willie Mullins and the Closutton maestro hasn't reached racing's pinnacle by resting on his...

    After his Punchestown Festival heroics last month, you couldn't put anything past Willie Mullins and the Closutton maestro hasn't reached racing's pinnacle by resting on his laurels.
    Dettori gets sweet York tune out of Stradivarius

    Dettori gets sweet York tune out of Stradivarius


    Stradivarius reinforced his staying credentials with a most impressive success in the Yorkshire...

    Stradivarius reinforced his staying credentials with a most impressive success in the Yorkshire Cup.

    O'Brien holds all the aces as Hales departs training ranks


    There's no shortage of Irish action today with Cork hosting an eight-race Flat card where champion trainer Aidan O'Brien looks to hold the trump cards while Downpatrick tends to the needs of all jumps...

    There's no shortage of Irish action today with Cork hosting an eight-race Flat card where champion trainer Aidan O'Brien looks to hold the trump cards while Downpatrick tends to the needs of all jumps followers.

    'Roaring' success points to 'Saxon' Derby claims


    John Gosden believes Roaring Lion's devastating Dante Stakes victory pays an "enormous compliment" to English 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior, proclaiming the pair as "the two nicest colts in...

    John Gosden believes Roaring Lion's devastating Dante Stakes victory pays an "enormous compliment" to English 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior, proclaiming the pair as "the two nicest colts in Europe".

    Roaring Lion set to thwart O'Brien's bid for Dante glory


    Aidan O'Brien makes a two-pronged attack on the Group Two Dante Stakes at York today (3.30) but faces a stiff task if he is to secure his fifth victory in the traditional Epsom Derby...

    Aidan O'Brien makes a two-pronged attack on the Group Two Dante Stakes at York today (3.30) but faces a stiff task if he is to secure his fifth victory in the traditional Epsom Derby trial.
    No Auteuil comeback for Ruby as Elliott runners make return

    No Auteuil comeback for Ruby as Elliott runners make return


    Ruby Walsh has been ruled out of a return to race riding this weekend in France but expects to be back in the saddle sooner rather than...

    Ruby Walsh has been ruled out of a return to race riding this weekend in France but expects to be back in the saddle sooner rather than later.
    Give And Take to keep Haggas on top on opening day at York

    Give And Take to keep Haggas on top on opening day at York


    William Haggas already has a colt, Young Rascal, for the Investec Derby and, by the end of today, he might have a filly for the Oaks in Give And Take, should she win the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes on the first day of York's Dante...

    William Haggas already has a colt, Young Rascal, for the Investec Derby and, by the end of today, he might have a filly for the Oaks in Give And Take, should she win the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes on the first day of York's Dante meeting.
    Blackmore oozes class with Killarney double

    Blackmore oozes class with Killarney double


    Rachael Blackmore gave another advertisement of her brilliance in the saddle when swooping late aboard outsider Icantsay to take the Killarney National for Tipperary trainer John Patrick Ryan...

    Rachael Blackmore gave another advertisement of her brilliance in the saddle when swooping late aboard outsider Icantsay to take the Killarney National for Tipperary trainer John Patrick Ryan yesterday.
    O'Brien expects 'Saxon' to improve for Derby tilt

    O'Brien expects 'Saxon' to improve for Derby tilt


    Saxon Warrior will spearhead Aidan O'Brien's charge in next month's Investec Epsom Derby with the Ballydoyle maestro warning that there "should be a lot of improvement to come" as he bids to complete the second leg of a possible Triple...

    Saxon Warrior will spearhead Aidan O'Brien's charge in next month's Investec Epsom Derby with the Ballydoyle maestro warning that there "should be a lot of improvement to come" as he bids to complete the second leg of a possible Triple Crown.

    Weld sets his sights on Epsom glory after Hazapour victory


    Dermot Weld appears to have another genuine Classic contender on his hands in the shape of Hazapour, who took a decisive step forward with victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at...

    Dermot Weld appears to have another genuine Classic contender on his hands in the shape of Hazapour, who took a decisive step forward with victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown.
    Knight sparkles as Dunlop gets set for his Derby debut

    Knight sparkles as Dunlop gets set for his Derby debut


    The name Dunlop is synonymous with Epsom but it will be John Dunlop's youngest son, Harry, who will be a welcome new face when he makes his Classic debut there in three weeks' time after Knight To Behold ran out an impressive three-and-a-quarter lengths...

    The name Dunlop is synonymous with Epsom but it will be John Dunlop's youngest son, Harry, who will be a welcome new face when he makes his Classic debut there in three weeks' time after Knight To Behold ran out an impressive three-and-a-quarter lengths winner over Aidan O'Brien's odds-on shot Kew Gardens in the Betfred Derby Trial at Lingfield yesterday.
    O'Brien's trio primed for Trial

    O'Brien's trio primed for Trial


    Aidan O'Brien is happy to let Nelson, Delano Roosevelt and The Pentagon do battle for the second time this season in today's Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at...

    Aidan O'Brien is happy to let Nelson, Delano Roosevelt and The Pentagon do battle for the second time this season in today's Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown.
    'Rock' can roll for Tate in Curragh raid

    'Rock' can roll for Tate in Curragh raid


    Redevelopment continues at the Curragh, but so too does the all-important racing and I'm looking forward to seeing more from the Dermot Weld-trained JAEGA, which looks overpriced around 5/1 in the Group Three Fillies' Plusvital Irish EBF Blue Wind Stakes...

    Redevelopment continues at the Curragh, but so too does the all-important racing and I'm looking forward to seeing more from the Dermot Weld-trained JAEGA, which looks overpriced around 5/1 in the Group Three Fillies' Plusvital Irish EBF Blue Wind Stakes (4.30).
    Berry casts Cup spell with 'Magic' turn of foot

    Berry casts Cup spell with 'Magic' turn of foot


    Magic Circle justified connections' faith with a stunning victory in the 188Bet Chester Cup on the Roodee...

    Magic Circle justified connections' faith with a stunning victory in the 188Bet Chester Cup on the Roodee yesterday.
    Young Rascal breaks O'Brien's Vase run

    Young Rascal breaks O'Brien's Vase run


    William Haggas broke Aidan O'Brien's five-year stranglehold on the Chester Vase yesterday when Young Rascal overcame inexperience to win this Derby trial by half-a-length from Dee Ex...

    William Haggas broke Aidan O'Brien's five-year stranglehold on the Chester Vase yesterday when Young Rascal overcame inexperience to win this Derby trial by half-a-length from Dee Ex Bee.

    Proschema can upset O'Brien's Chester raiders


    At even money, the market believes the quest to find this year's English Derby winner ended when Saxon Warrior won the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket last Saturday - well before the eight days of trials, which take place at Chester, Lingfield, Leopardstown...

    At even money, the market believes the quest to find this year's English Derby winner ended when Saxon Warrior won the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket last Saturday - well before the eight days of trials, which take place at Chester, Lingfield, Leopardstown and York, began.
    'Cliffs' stars in Naas treble for O'Brien

    'Cliffs' stars in Naas treble for O'Brien


    Last year's Epsom Derby runner-up Cliffs Of Moher rediscovered the winning habit in yesterday's Coolmore Camelot Mooresbridge Stakes at...

    Last year's Epsom Derby runner-up Cliffs Of Moher rediscovered the winning habit in yesterday's Coolmore Camelot Mooresbridge Stakes at Naas.
    Mullins and Townend continue winning form with Sligo treble

    Mullins and Townend continue winning form with Sligo treble


    The all-conquering Willie Mullins bandwagon rolled on at Sligo yesterday when he teamed up Paul Townend for a...

    The all-conquering Willie Mullins bandwagon rolled on at Sligo yesterday when he teamed up Paul Townend for a treble.
    Success Days 'in good shape' to collect for Condon at Naas

    Success Days 'in good shape' to collect for Condon at Naas


    Ken Condon brings Success Days back into calmer waters today when he runs in the Coolmore Camelot Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at...

    Ken Condon brings Success Days back into calmer waters today when he runs in the Coolmore Camelot Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at Naas.
    Levey enjoys Classic glory as 'Billesdon' springs shock

    Levey enjoys Classic glory as 'Billesdon' springs shock


    After six weeks of major races, jumps and Flat, being dominated by the same top yards and owners, racing found the antidote yesterday when 66/1 outsider Billesdon Brook landed the English 1,000 Guineas under Sean Levey at...

    After six weeks of major races, jumps and Flat, being dominated by the same top yards and owners, racing found the antidote yesterday when 66/1 outsider Billesdon Brook landed the English 1,000 Guineas under Sean Levey at Newmarket.
    O'Brien plots Triple Crown bid for Guineas hero 'Warrior'

    O'Brien plots Triple Crown bid for Guineas hero 'Warrior'


    Mendelssohn may have flopped in Saturday's night's Kentucky Derby, but Saxon Warrior ensured the Classic weekend was hardly a total bust for Aidan O'Brien with victory in the 2,000 Guineas at...

    Mendelssohn may have flopped in Saturday's night's Kentucky Derby, but Saxon Warrior ensured the Classic weekend was hardly a total bust for Aidan O'Brien with victory in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.
    Dan's Dream running for good cause

    Dan's Dream running for good cause


    Trainer Mick Channon is confident Dan's Dream can earn a spinal charity a huge windfall in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket...

    Trainer Mick Channon is confident Dan's Dream can earn a spinal charity a huge windfall in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket today.
    O'Brien team keep Guineas glory in the family

    O'Brien team keep Guineas glory in the family


    Donnacha O'Brien joined the family business of winning Classics yesterday when the 19-year-old rode his father Aidan's 3/1 shot Saxon Warrior to a comfortable length-and-a-half victory in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas. The colt is now as short as evens...

    Donnacha O'Brien joined the family business of winning Classics yesterday when the 19-year-old rode his father Aidan's 3/1 shot Saxon Warrior to a comfortable length-and-a-half victory in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas. The colt is now as short as evens favourite for the Investec Derby in a month's time.
    Aiden O'Brien hope comes up well short in bid to win Kentucky Derby

    Aiden O'Brien hope comes up well short in bid to win Kentucky Derby


    Mendelssohn was a huge disappointment in the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby with Justify powering to victory at a rain-lashed Churchill...

    Mendelssohn was a huge disappointment in the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby with Justify powering to victory at a rain-lashed Churchill Downs.
    Saxon Warrior can win battle with 'Gustav'

    Saxon Warrior can win battle with 'Gustav'


    There's a very old saying in racing that the fittest horse wins the Guineas, the luckiest horse the Derby, and the best horse the St...

    There's a very old saying in racing that the fittest horse wins the Guineas, the luckiest horse the Derby, and the best horse the St Leger.
    Promising 'Dervish' can give strong favourite a run for his money

    Promising 'Dervish' can give strong favourite a run for his money


    While all the top weekend racing takes place across the water, there are decent betting opportunities at home, most notably Jessica Harrington's WHIRLING DERVISH, which is forecast to go off at 11/8 in the Cork Racecourse Rated Race...

    While all the top weekend racing takes place across the water, there are decent betting opportunities at home, most notably Jessica Harrington's WHIRLING DERVISH, which is forecast to go off at 11/8 in the Cork Racecourse Rated Race (4.15).

    Kentucky odds against Mendelssohn


    Aidan O'Brien has made a mockery of the record books throughout his all-conquering training career but should Mendelssohn rip up the script in tomorrow night's Kentucky Derby, it would be the sweetest victory of...

    Aidan O'Brien has made a mockery of the record books throughout his all-conquering training career but should Mendelssohn rip up the script in tomorrow night's Kentucky Derby, it would be the sweetest victory of all.
    'Rooster' set to hatch for Nolan in Cork raid

    'Rooster' set to hatch for Nolan in Cork raid


    Paul Nolan could be the man to follow at Cork today as he sends a quartet of fancied runners on a seven-race jumps...

    Paul Nolan could be the man to follow at Cork today as he sends a quartet of fancied runners on a seven-race jumps card.
    Heffernan set for 'Gustav' Guineas ride

    Heffernan set for 'Gustav' Guineas ride


    Seamus Heffernan is likely to pick up the plum ride on ante-post favourite Gustav Klimt for Aidan O'Brien in Saturday's 2,000 Guineas at...

    Seamus Heffernan is likely to pick up the plum ride on ante-post favourite Gustav Klimt for Aidan O'Brien in Saturday's 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

    Flemenstorm primed to strike again


    Recent Fairyhouse winner Flemenstorm is among 12 declared for the Breaffy House Resort Handicap Chase at Ballinrobe this...

    Recent Fairyhouse winner Flemenstorm is among 12 declared for the Breaffy House Resort Handicap Chase at Ballinrobe this evening.
    Game-changers deserve to bow out on their own terms

    Game-changers deserve to bow out on their own terms


    It was time to go, they decided. It was time to start a new phase in life. The jump jockeys jumped, they weren't pushed. The old rugby warrior could have played on for another year. They were the ones who wrote their own...

    It was time to go, they decided. It was time to start a new phase in life. The jump jockeys jumped, they weren't pushed. The old rugby warrior could have played on for another year. They were the ones who wrote their own P45.
    Numbers game adds up to title joy for Mullins

    Numbers game adds up to title joy for Mullins


    Figures and statistics can often be a bore, but in order to get a clearer picture of Willie Mullins' extraordinary achievements at this year's Punchestown Festival they are entirely...

    Figures and statistics can often be a bore, but in order to get a clearer picture of Willie Mullins' extraordinary achievements at this year's Punchestown Festival they are entirely necessary.
    Trust Gangster to make Kilbeggan raid

    Trust Gangster to make Kilbeggan raid


    As one door closes, another opens and Gordon Elliott will start the new jumps season with a runner in every race at Kilbeggan this evening as his bid for a maiden trainers' title...

    As one door closes, another opens and Gordon Elliott will start the new jumps season with a runner in every race at Kilbeggan this evening as his bid for a maiden trainers' title commences.

    Comment: No fireworks as grand showdown fails to ignite


    We expected a mighty battle. We got a massacre. The bookies thought half a million euros was a big enough lead for Gordon Elliott to hold on to during Punchestown. It turned out a million wouldn't have been...

    We expected a mighty battle. We got a massacre. The bookies thought half a million euros was a big enough lead for Gordon Elliott to hold on to during Punchestown. It turned out a million wouldn't have been sufficient.

    Mullins honoured to match Dreaper's feat


    Dick Francis or Agatha Christie may have been capable of writing a plot with as many twists and turns as this year's 2018 Punchestown Festival conjured up, but those lacking the imagination and talent for crafting a story would have struggled to devise...

    Dick Francis or Agatha Christie may have been capable of writing a plot with as many twists and turns as this year's 2018 Punchestown Festival conjured up, but those lacking the imagination and talent for crafting a story would have struggled to devise the screenplay of the climax to this year's National Hunt season.
    Bradstocks jump to glory with Step Back

    Bradstocks jump to glory with Step Back


    Mark and Sara Bradstock, who won the 2015 Gold Cup with Coneygree, proved again that given the right material they can produce the goods when Step Back won the jump season finale Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown...

    Mark and Sara Bradstock, who won the 2015 Gold Cup with Coneygree, proved again that given the right material they can produce the goods when Step Back won the jump season finale Bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown yesterday.

    Mullins and Russell crowned champions at Festival


    Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 12th time on the final day of the Punchestown...

    Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 12th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival.
    Mullins praises rival Elliott as 12th trainers' title is secured

    Mullins praises rival Elliott as 12th trainers' title is secured


    Willie Mullins believes the emergence of Gordon Elliott and their titanic battle for the Irish trainers' championship has forced him to raise the bar as he secured his 12th title at Punchestown...

    Willie Mullins believes the emergence of Gordon Elliott and their titanic battle for the Irish trainers' championship has forced him to raise the bar as he secured his 12th title at Punchestown yesterday.
    'Sundae' gets cream as Katie bows out

    'Sundae' gets cream as Katie bows out


    Who could have predicted that ladies day would prove to be just that as Katie Walsh signalled her retirement from the saddle with a winner at her local track while Jessica Harrington bagged the big prize on day four of the Punchestown...

    Who could have predicted that ladies day would prove to be just that as Katie Walsh signalled her retirement from the saddle with a winner at her local track while Jessica Harrington bagged the big prize on day four of the Punchestown Festival.
    Tip your hat to Double Shuffle for overdue win

    Tip your hat to Double Shuffle for overdue win


    Although mostly worn by men, the Trilby hat, which has a narrower brim than a Fedora hat, was made popular by a...

    Although mostly worn by men, the Trilby hat, which has a narrower brim than a Fedora hat, was made popular by a woman.
    Altior aiming for Sandown high

    Altior aiming for Sandown high


    Jockey Nico de Boinville believes the extra time between his races will help Altior in his bid to end the season on a high in today's Celebration Chase at...

    Jockey Nico de Boinville believes the extra time between his races will help Altior in his bid to end the season on a high in today's Celebration Chase at Sandown.
    Apple's to bear fruit and exact sweet revenge

    Apple's to bear fruit and exact sweet revenge


    There's no question about the race of the day as the mouth-watering rematch between Apple's Jade and Benie Des Dieux provides a fitting conclusion to another explosive Punchestown...

    There's no question about the race of the day as the mouth-watering rematch between Apple's Jade and Benie Des Dieux provides a fitting conclusion to another explosive Punchestown Festival.

    Willie Mullins crowned Ireland's champion jumps trainer once again after plundering Punchestown


    Willie Mullins will officially be crowned Ireland's champion jumps trainer trainer for a 12th time on Saturday after his placed finishers in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle gave him an unassailable lead in this year's thrilling title...

    Willie Mullins will officially be crowned Ireland's champion jumps trainer trainer for a 12th time on Saturday after his placed finishers in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle gave him an unassailable lead in this year's thrilling title race.
    Faugheen a real fairytale, but hard to stop Samcro

    Faugheen a real fairytale, but hard to stop Samcro


    He's back and it's like he was never away. Faugheen finally roared back to life with a vengeance after showing all the energy of a boa constrictor who's just swallowed a goat in his previous three...

    He's back and it's like he was never away. Faugheen finally roared back to life with a vengeance after showing all the energy of a boa constrictor who's just swallowed a goat in his previous three runs.
    Punchestown Day Four: Kemboy extends Willie Mullins' lead in race for trainers' championship

    Punchestown Day Four: Kemboy extends Willie Mullins' lead in race for trainers' championship


    Willie Mullins is looking to add to his 12 winners so far in Punchestown this week as he goes into today's action €424,148 ahead of Gordon Elliott in the race for the trainers'...

    Willie Mullins is looking to add to his 12 winners so far in Punchestown this week as he goes into today's action €424,148 ahead of Gordon Elliott in the race for the trainers' championship.
    Mullins says he'll consider French mission for Djakadam

    Mullins says he'll consider French mission for Djakadam


    The season may not be over for Djakadam as Willie Mullins is considering sending Djakadam to France after his gallant second for the fourth time in Wednesday's Punchestown Gold...

    The season may not be over for Djakadam as Willie Mullins is considering sending Djakadam to France after his gallant second for the fourth time in Wednesday's Punchestown Gold Cup.
    Haggas aims for Mile joy with Addeybb

    Haggas aims for Mile joy with Addeybb


    William Haggas is optimistic Addeybb can continue his progression through the ranks and take a step up in class in his stride in today's bet365 Mile at...

    William Haggas is optimistic Addeybb can continue his progression through the ranks and take a step up in class in his stride in today's bet365 Mile at Sandown.
    Punchestown Day Four: The top tips from all our experts plus a race-by-race preview

    Punchestown Day Four: The top tips from all our experts plus a race-by-race preview


    All eyes will be on Samcro today as Gordon Elliott's potential superstar steps up against seasoned hurdlers in the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle on day four with his performance likely to decide whether he will stay hurdling or embark on a chasing...

    All eyes will be on Samcro today as Gordon Elliott's potential superstar steps up against seasoned hurdlers in the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle on day four with his performance likely to decide whether he will stay hurdling or embark on a chasing career next season.
    Faugheen back to his old self on another big day for Closutton

    Faugheen back to his old self on another big day for Closutton


    The epitaphs had been all but written as the 'Machine' seemed short of oil after his Champion Hurdle disappointment at the Cotswolds and his career derailed. Faugheen was deemed a beaten docket and dismissed by almost everyone, including his...

    The epitaphs had been all but written as the 'Machine' seemed short of oil after his Champion Hurdle disappointment at the Cotswolds and his career derailed. Faugheen was deemed a beaten docket and dismissed by almost everyone, including his trainer.
    Faugheen rolls back the years

    Faugheen rolls back the years


    Faugheen added further proof of Willie Mullins' training brilliance as the former Champion Hurdler became a Champion Stayer when running away with the feature race on day three of the Punchestown...

    Faugheen added further proof of Willie Mullins' training brilliance as the former Champion Hurdler became a Champion Stayer when running away with the feature race on day three of the Punchestown Festival.
    Ladies turn up style at Punchestown Festival

    Ladies turn up style at Punchestown Festival


    The sun came out for the third day of the Punchestown racing festival as thousands more punters descended on the Kildare...

    The sun came out for the third day of the Punchestown racing festival as thousands more punters descended on the Kildare racecourse.
    Apologetic Townend 'heard a shout' before bizarre 'Photo' fail

    Apologetic Townend 'heard a shout' before bizarre 'Photo' fail


    Paul Townend apologised for a moment of madness aboard Al Boum Photo at Punchestown on Tuesday after admitting that he "heard a shout" and thought "that the last fence was to be...

    Paul Townend apologised for a moment of madness aboard Al Boum Photo at Punchestown on Tuesday after admitting that he "heard a shout" and thought "that the last fence was to be bypassed".

    Bacardys will put it up to Penhill


    The Stayers Hurdle today is a mouthwatering race which promises to be an absolute...

    The Stayers Hurdle today is a mouthwatering race which promises to be an absolute cracker.
    Bellshill the star turn as Mullins hits Elliott for six in title battle

    Bellshill the star turn as Mullins hits Elliott for six in title battle


    The champagne will have been flowing in The Lord Bagenal Inn - Willie Mullins' local - last night after a record-breaking day in Punchestown which saw the Carlow handler visit the winner's enclosure six times, but the story was so much different 24 hours...

    The champagne will have been flowing in The Lord Bagenal Inn - Willie Mullins' local - last night after a record-breaking day in Punchestown which saw the Carlow handler visit the winner's enclosure six times, but the story was so much different 24 hours earlier.
    Six-shooter Mullins in command of title race

    Six-shooter Mullins in command of title race


    The race for the Irish trainers' championship looks to be all but over after Bellshill's Gold Cup victory led a sensational 9,802/1 six-timer for Willie Mullins at Punchestown to see him overtake title rival Gordon...

    The race for the Irish trainers' championship looks to be all but over after Bellshill's Gold Cup victory led a sensational 9,802/1 six-timer for Willie Mullins at Punchestown to see him overtake title rival Gordon Elliott.

    Penhill can edge battle with 'Thief'


    Willie Mullins is leaving no stone unturned in today's feature - the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle - as he bids to see off Gordon Elliott in the Irish Trainers'...

    Willie Mullins is leaving no stone unturned in today's feature - the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle - as he bids to see off Gordon Elliott in the Irish Trainers' Championship.
    WATCH: Punchestown Gold Cup delight for Willie Mullins as he edges ahead of Gordon Elliott in champion trainer race

    WATCH: Punchestown Gold Cup delight for Willie Mullins as he edges ahead of Gordon Elliott in champion trainer race


    Willie Mullins turned the tables on Gordon Elliott in spectacular fashion at Punchestown on Wednesday and is now the red-hot favourite to claim a 12th Irish trainers' championship after an incredible...

    Willie Mullins turned the tables on Gordon Elliott in spectacular fashion at Punchestown on Wednesday and is now the red-hot favourite to claim a 12th Irish trainers' championship after an incredible six-timer.
    WATCH: Paul Townend bounces back from Punchestown embarrassment with big successes on Day 2

    WATCH: Paul Townend bounces back from Punchestown embarrassment with big successes on Day 2


    Paul Townend was delighted to be back in the news for the right reasons after steering Pravalaguna to success in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle at Punchestown and he backed that up by steering Next Destination to victory in the Grade One Novice...

    Paul Townend was delighted to be back in the news for the right reasons after steering Pravalaguna to success in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle at Punchestown and he backed that up by steering Next Destination to victory in the Grade One Novice hurdle.
    Punchestown Day Two: As it happened on Gold Cup day

    Punchestown Day Two: As it happened on Gold Cup day


    A big day so far for Willie Mullins as he closes the gap on Gordon Elliott in the race to be champion trainer. Follow all the action...

    A big day so far for Willie Mullins as he closes the gap on Gordon Elliott in the race to be champion trainer. Follow all the action below:
    Paul Townend apologises for 'genuine mistake' as explanation for Punchestown error is released

    Paul Townend apologises for 'genuine mistake' as explanation for Punchestown error is released


    Paul Townend says confusion over whether he needed to bypass the last fence is what caused the collision that took out both Al Boum Photo and Finian's Oscar in a frantic finale to the Growise Champion Novice Steeplechase at Punchestown...

    Paul Townend says confusion over whether he needed to bypass the last fence is what caused the collision that took out both Al Boum Photo and Finian's Oscar in a frantic finale to the Growise Champion Novice Steeplechase at Punchestown yesterday.
    'Nobody feels worse than him, just human error' - Classy Robbie Power defends Paul Townend after Punchestown collision

    'Nobody feels worse than him, just human error' - Classy Robbie Power defends Paul Townend after Punchestown collision


    Robbie Power has come to the defence of Paul Townend after his error aboard Al Boum Photo also took down Finian's Oscar in a dramatic finish in the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown...

    Robbie Power has come to the defence of Paul Townend after his error aboard Al Boum Photo also took down Finian's Oscar in a dramatic finish in the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown yesterday.
    Patrick Mullins: 'Bow' selection can see me smiling

    Patrick Mullins: 'Bow' selection can see me smiling


    Next Destination was disappointing in Cheltenham, where he ran a strange race. He isn't as slow as he looked there, he was fourth in the Champion Bumper the year before, but just seemed to hit a flat spot before staying on...

    Next Destination was disappointing in Cheltenham, where he ran a strange race. He isn't as slow as he looked there, he was fourth in the Champion Bumper the year before, but just seemed to hit a flat spot before staying on strongly.
    Punchestown 2018 Day Two: All the top tips from our experts including a race-by-race preview

    Punchestown 2018 Day Two: All the top tips from our experts including a race-by-race preview


    There's no shortage of quality on offer for day two of the Punchestown Festival but all eyes will be on the Coral Gold Cup which sees Noel Meade bid to spoil the Willie Mullins/Gordon Elliott...

    There's no shortage of quality on offer for day two of the Punchestown Festival but all eyes will be on the Coral Gold Cup which sees Noel Meade bid to spoil the Willie Mullins/Gordon Elliott party.
    Drama at every turn as super 'Sceaux' shines brightest of all

    Drama at every turn as super 'Sceaux' shines brightest of all


    Everyone knew there was going to be drama with the gripping battle for the Irish trainers' championship but no one could have envisaged what would follow on day one of the Punchestown...

    Everyone knew there was going to be drama with the gripping battle for the Irish trainers' championship but no one could have envisaged what would follow on day one of the Punchestown Festival.