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 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 (...)

Gordon Elliott: his stable star,  Don Cossack, enjoyed a tremendous campaign last term, winning six of his seven starts including three Grade One victories. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ground conditions will dictate whether Ireland’s highest-rated chaser Don Cossack will make his seasonal reappearance in Thursday’s Irish Daily Star C(...)

Co Kildare is horse country. Backing on to Naas Racecourse, and with views of Punchestown, Kingsfurze House couldn’t be better located. Add to that(...)

Punchestown Racecourse during its annual racing festival. Amateur jockey and kidney transplant patient James Nolan will compete at this year’s event in the charity race he set up in 1990 to raise funds for kidney research. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Kidney transplant patient and amateur jockey James Nolan is to take part in a charity race at Punchestown on Saturday. It is not the first time Mr Nol(...)

Nichols Canyon, ridden by Ruby Walsh, leads Parlour Games over the last fence in the The World Famous Just Eat Novices Hurdle Race at Aintree Racecourse last month. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images.

Anyone requiring a reminder of the vice-like grip Willie Mullins exerts on National Hunt racing right now could get it with a vengeance on Day Four o(...)

Mark Walsh and Jezki hold off Ruby Walsh and Hurricane Fly to win the  Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Breeding mightn’t beat feeding but it looked to help Jezki beat his old rival Hurricane Fly when the pair of former Champion Hurdle winners memorably (...)

Trainer Ted Walsh says he will be happy to answer any questions at Turf Club. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Grand National-winning trainer and well-known RTE racing pundit Ted Walsh will be legally represented by the former attorney general and minister for(...)

Don Poli, seen winning the RSA Chase at Cheltenham, is one of 25  entries, six of them from the Willie Mullins stable, for the Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Punchestown authorities are aiming to set new record crowd figures at Irish racing’s National Hunt festival in two weeks’ time, although those (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins saw Douvan warm up for Cheltenham with a win at Punchestown. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Douvan was all the rage for Cheltenham after an emphatic success in the Grade Two Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Already(...)