Paddy Brennan riding Cue Card clear of the last to win The Betfred Bowl Steeple Chase at Aintree earlier this month. Photograph :  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Originally billed as the festival’s potentially epic centrepiece, Punchestown’s Day Two feature now appears an ideal opportunity for Britain’s top ch(...)

David Mullins riding Brain Power in action at Punchestown. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Barry Geraghty admitted to having been “flattened” by the Noble Emperor controversy at the start of the month, and his subsequent successful appeal ag(...)

Paddy Brennan celebrates winning The BoyleSports Champion Chase on God’s Own at Punchestown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway-born jockey Paddy Brennan warmed up for his ride on the hot favourite Cue Card in Wednesday’s feature with a first Grade One success in Ireland(...)

Ruby Walsh will ride at Punchestown after fracturing his wrist 18 days ago. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Just 18 days after suffering a hairline fracture to his wrist, Ruby Walsh returns to action with a pair of odds-on Grade One favourites at the start (...)

 Colin Tizzard with Thistlecrack and Cue Card at his Spurles Farm back in Sherborne, England.  He’s aiming to bring the pair of them to Punchestown. Photograph: Getty Images

Colin Tizzard isn’t the type to get jittery or skittery over his horses. Or at least he didn’t used to be. When you begin life in a caravan and your f(...)

 Annie Power ridden by Ruby Walsh falls after jumping the last fence during the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last year.  Photo: Nick Potts

Annie Power brings star quality to Punchestown’s midweek fixture and should enjoy a gentle warm-up ahead of the Cheltenham festival in the three-runn(...)

Ruby Walsh guides Min to victory in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. The star novice could now go straight to Cheltenham. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Leopardstown officials are confident of securing a long-term backer for the Irish Gold Cup in 2017 but have confirmed there will be no sponsor for it(...)

Patrick Mullins guiding Bellshill  to victory in the  The Attheraces.com Champion INH Flat Race at Punchestown in April. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Punchestown bumper champion Bellshill is in contention to continue his progress through the jumping ranks by lining up in Sunday’s Grade Two feature (...)

Jockey Ruby Walsh onboard Vautour clears a fence on his way to winning The Leopardstown Killiney Novice Steeplechase in January, 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Willie Mullins remains “surprised” by Faugheen’s defeat by stablemate Nichols Canyon in the StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Th(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh  celebrate Faugheeen’s Champions Hurdle success at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Faugheen’s recent work on the Curragh gallops convinced Willie Mullins the champion hurdler is ready for action at Punchestown tomorrow. Unbeaten in (...)