Iveagh Gardens ridden by Niall McCullagh (right) on the way to winning the Canford Cliffs European Breeders Fund Athasi Stakes at Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

(...)’d wandered off the classic trail at a Curragh Bank Holiday meeting, run in winter National Hunt conditions(...)

Trainer David Wachman  with Ryan Moore after he rode Legatissimo to win The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ryan Moore returns to the Curragh today on the back of a Newmarket Guineas double that has sealed his new tie-up with the Coolmore Stud. A barnstormi(...)

(...) national hunt horses to be sold over the two days for an average of €45,000 each. Top owners including JP(...)

Annie Power cruised to victory in the Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Annie Power returned to her majestic best when easing to victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.In command when (...)

Annie Power will seek to atone for her crashing fall at Cheltenham with victory in the Mares hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

In the past, Ireland’s National Hunt season has climaxed with some grandstand championship(...)

Gleneagles, seen here winning at the Curragh last season, would be Aidan O’Brien’s seventh winner of the 2,000 Guineas if he prevails at Newmarket. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

As the National Hunt season ends, the classic campaign starts with a weekend vengeance at(...)

Ruby Walsh on board Faugheen comes home to win the Champion Hurdle on Day Four of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

A snappy sobriquet seems almost mandatory for modern sporting superstars and Faugheen’s “The Machine” just about sums up a devastating Punchestown (...)

Blood Cotil ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last to win The EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Steeplechase  at Punchestown.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Faugheen lived up to the hype with a flawless display in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. The seven-year-old took his record to a perfect 10 ou(...)

Conservative MP Iain Duncan-Smith is greeted by Labour’s Diane Abbott on the election campaign trail. A document written in Duncan-Smith’s department said child benefit should be denied to 16- to 19-year-olds, a £1,000 loss for parents of a single child. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

(...) threat from the Scottish National Party, has now leaked a three-year-old Conservative document which(...)

Faugheen: “A rather plain-looking ex-pointer, who has yet to fully capture the public imagination.” Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

(...) the all-time great champion hurdlers.Since the start of the National Hunt classifications, only(...)