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Talking Horses: Ratings suggest more Irish delight at Cheltenham in 2021

Nicky Henderson’s stable in Lambourn seems likely to offer the only serious challenge to Irish dominance of the Cheltenham Festival in 2021 and beyond...

Talking Horses: roll up for our answer to the Grand National...

It’s a tricky beast, this Virtual Grand National which so many of us will watch on Saturday (ITV, 5pm). Because of our reduced circumstances,...

Talking Horses: Punchestown Festival scrapped to bring end to jumps season

Irish racing bowed to the inevitable on Wednesday with an announcement that the five-day Punchestown Festival, which was due to open on 28 April,...

Question of five-day Cheltenham returns following successful Festival

It’s only natural to want more of what you enjoy and so, when the topic of extending the Cheltenham Festival came up last week...

Horse Racing: Al Boum wins Gold Cup as racing defies coronavirus

LONDON (Reuters) - Al Boum won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday in front of thousands of racegoers as the rest of the world’s...

Goshen comes cropper at the last with Triumph Hurdle at his...

Cheltenham would not be Cheltenham without despair as well as triumph, and no image this week summed up the ability of one to turn...

Cheltenham Festival 2020: Gold Cup day – live!

The ground at Cheltenham continues to dry out on the final day at the 2020 Festival, with the official going on the chase course...

Talking Horses: Al Boum Photo to claim repeat victory in Gold...

Having waited so long for a first success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Willie Mullins is poised to make it two in a row,...

Cheltenham Festival 2020: all the latest news from day three –...

11.27am GMT11:27 Chris Cook Top jockeys after day twoBarry Geraghty 3Nico De Boinville 1Mark Walsh 1Jamie Codd 1Paul Townend 1Rachael Blackmore 1Harry Skelton 1David Bass 1Aidan...

Talking Horses: City Island can pull off surprise in Stayers' Hurdle

Paisley Park seems set to be a hot favourite for a second consecutive success in the Stayers Hurdle, having kept his unbeaten record since...

Cheltenham Festival 2020: Champion Chase day, Tiger Roll in action –...

Two favourites beaten at odds-on made it a rewarding day for the bookmakers on the opening afternoon at the Festival, though the success of...

Talking Horses: Chacun Pour Soi has the class to land Champion...

Altior could not make the date but this Queen Mother Champion Chase still features a fascinating clash between two top-class animals. Defi Du Seuil...

Cheltenham Festival 2020: Champion Hurdle day, Altior misses out – live!

It has been difficult to anticipate this year’s Cheltenham Festival in the normal way given the uncertainty over whether it would actually take place,...

Talking Horses: Epatante can give Henderson eighth Champion Hurdle

The absence of a previous winner makes this feel like a low-quality Champion Hurdle but, with plenty of youth in the line-up, it would...

Paul Townend: 'Every jockey wants to have Ruby Walsh’s success'

“I thought of her straight away,” Paul Townend says after memories of his mother filled his head as soon as he won the Gold...

Talking Horses: jockeys gear up for fight night at York racecourse

Danny Cook will warm up for his rides at next week’s Cheltenham Festival in an unconventional fashion, with three rounds of boxing at York...

Talking Horses: Foxhunter offers Loxton trio of chances for golden Festival

While the racing world occupies its thoughts with the running plans of Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott in the buildup to next week’s Cheltenham...

Talking Horses: Not Another Muddle can strike gold at Newbury

Five wins in seven years is an impressive record for any trainer in a handicap, so the three Paul Nicholls runners in Saturday’s Greatwood...

Could Rachael Blackmore scoop the Cheltenham top jockey award? | Talking...

There are always a few runners at the Cheltenham Festival that line up less than 14 days after their prep race – 44 in...

Talking Horses: Willie Mullins says new-look National is just grand

On the eve of the Horse Welfare Board’s first press conference, intended to introduce itself and its aims to the world, Willie Mullins gave...

Talking Horses: Power feels Lostintranslation is going under radar

If only punters could get it right! Mere hours after Gordon Elliott referred to Delta Work as “a forgotten horse” it was the turn...

Faugheen's saga stirs hearts again at Leopardstown with Grade One win

Willie Mullins has saddled more than 3,000 winners over the course of a 32-year training career, but as the 12-year-old Faugheen returned to the...

At least 5 trapped, 1 dead after massive gas explosion destroys...

A massive gas line explosion rocked a neighborhood of northwest Baltimore on Monday morning, killing at least one person, officials said.The blast — near...