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Horse-racing - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Geraghty triumphs again as Epatante claims Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

A fourth Champion Hurdle win for jockey Barry Geraghty while trainer Nicky Henderson and owner JP McManus got to celebrate once more as well.

Irish glory as De Bromhead and Coleman celebrate Cheltenham Arkle success

Prolific mare Put The Kettle On triumphed on the opening day.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 1

The Champion Hurdle was the feature race on the opening day of the festival.

Altior ruled out of bid to defend Champion Chase title

The 10-year-old was found to be lame on Sunday and has been withdrawn by trainer Nicky Henderson.

'There’s a part of me that has a fear of being born, growing up, living and dying in one small part of rural Ireland'

Patrick Mullins discusses life as a jockey, working with his father, lessons from Ruby Walsh and plans for the future.

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Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

Epatante is the favourite but who will win the feature race on the first day of the festival?

Horse-racing - Monday 9 March, 2020

Bookmakers know that defeat for Envoi Allen this week is massive in battle with punters

Not many top-level horses go their career unbeaten but the dream is alive for the Gordon Elliott-trained star, writes Johnny Ward.

Altior given ‘every chance’ to defend Champion Chase crown

Nicky Henderson has declared the 10-year-old for Wednesday’s race at Cheltenham.

The Powers and the glory: Robbie and father Con on winning, life and more

At home with two of the world’s real competitiors ahead of this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

Horse-racing - Sunday 8 March, 2020

Noel Meade's Cap York records first win over fences to claim Leinster National

A field of 14 runners went to post for the €100,000 handicap chase this afternoon at Naas.

Ballymore bid for Envoi Allen as Gordon Elliott makes Cheltenham call

The Cheveley Park Stud-owned six-year-old is unbeaten in seven starts to date.

Henderson reveals Altior is facing an 'uphill battle' to be ready for Cheltenham

All had been set fair for a showdown with Defi Du Seuil and Chacun Pour Soi on Wednesday.

'There’s nothing better than a well-bred man' - the enduring friendship of the toff and Ted

Robert Hall fronted RTÉ’s racing coverage for more than 30 years. Together with Ted Walsh, he formed a much-loved double act. They sat down to relive the highlights of a remarkable TV career.

Learning from Mayo tweet scandal, steroids in youth rugby and more of the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on, it’s that time of the week.

Horse-racing - Saturday 7 March, 2020

13 Cheltenham tips from 13 well-known racing fans

Johnny Ward hit the phones to ask the likes of Ken Doherty and Ivan Yates where their money is going next week.

Horse-racing - Friday 6 March, 2020

Sheikh Mohammed's bitter family dispute ruling may yet have major ramifications for racing

The world of horse racing watched proceedings at the Royal Courts of Justice in London this week.

Gordon Elliott considering Supreme switch for Envoi Allen

Ballymore favourite could be rerouted to day one at Cheltenham.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Expert view: 6 of Henry de Bromhead's best for Cheltenham

Donn McClean runs the rule over the Knockeen trainer’s festival prospects.

UK government gives green light to Premier League and Cheltenham – for now

Crisis meeting in Downing Street over coronavirus ends with sporting bodies told to press ahead with events.

Willie Mullins adds another challenger to Champion Hurdle field at a cost of £22k

Ante-post favourite Epatante remains among the 19 runners for Tuesday’s showpiece.

5 spirited underdogs to keep an eye on next week at Cheltenham

Johnny Ward likes the look of these hopefuls ahead of the Festival.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Honeysuckle camp choose Mares’ Hurdle over Champion at Cheltenham

Henry De Bromhead’s six-year-old had won the Irish Champions Hurdle at Leopardstown last month.

Horse-racing - Sunday 1 March, 2020

Gun Digger hits form to deliver Leopardstown double for Elliott

Meanwhile, Charli Parcs made a successful debut for Aidan Howard in the New Leopardstown Racing Hall Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Friday 28 February, 2020

'Once-in-a-lifetime' Un de Sceaux retired following injury

Willie Mullins’ star ends his career having won 23 races and more than €1.75 million in prize money.

Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom

Johnny Ward brings backers and layers alike to book.

Nicky Henderson reveals scare with Cheltenham Champion Hurdle favourite Epatante

JP McManus’s mare has been coughing in recent days.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Expert view: How you should view these 5 Cheltenham favourites

Donn McClean runs the rule over Altior, Paisley Park, A Plus Tard, Champ and Envoi Allen as race week approaches.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

No need yet for Cheltenham backup plan, but racing puts coronavirus steering group in place

‘Racing continues to liaise closely with the Government to stay on top of the situation,’ said a Jockey Club spokesperson.

Horse-racing - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I'd often look to the heavens and say, 'Give us a dig out here Dad if you can' - Clare hurling to Cheltenham hopes

Trainer Brian McMahon won an All-Ireland minor medal with Clare in 1997 and is hoping for Cheltenham challenges next month.

Horse-racing - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Ted Walsh's Any Second Now stakes Grand National claim with win in Naas

JP McManus’s runner installed as second favourite for Aintree showpiece.

Kildare's double Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell retires at 43

Kilcullen jockey retires after racing at Fontwell today.

Horse-racing - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Malarky keeps up winning run for Tizzard and O’Neill

Earlier, Song For Someone produced a power-packed late thrust to get the better of a thrilling finish to the Betway Kingwell Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Friday 21 February, 2020

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Cheltenham blow for Gordon Elliott as Glenloe is ruled out

Elliott confirmed this morning that the JP McManus-owned nine-year-old will miss the Festival.

Another bad break for 'tough bugger' Jack Kennedy won't dim desire to get back in the saddle

Johnny Ward chats to the West Kerry native about his journey back to fitness.

Horse-racing - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Magic Cheltenham memories as Power gets set this year with contenders for Harrington and Tizzard

Donn McClean chats with jockey Robbie Power on his big hopes for the 2020 Cheltenham Festival next month.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

The disarming genius Mullins, chats about Faugheen over pints and the change from Ruby to Townend

Willie Mullins has so many big names, horses and owners, yet he nearly always seems to get his way.

2018 winner ruled out of the Cheltenham Gold Cup due to injury

Native River will miss the marquee race next month.

De Bromhead in no rush to commit to Honeysuckle target

Champion Hurdle or Mares’ Hurdle await for the unbeaten six-year-old.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Faith in Samcro, phonecalls from The Boss, and why 'forgotten horse' Delta Work is made for the Gold Cup

Gordon Elliott was in a combative mood but is heading to Cheltenham with a team he likes a lot, writes Johnny Ward.