Brilliant mare Quevega (right)  can finish only second as Jetson (Davy Russell, left) causes a major upset in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Davy Russell will officially surrender his champion jockey title to Ruby Walsh tomorrow but if that war has been lost yesterday’s Punchestown feature-(...)

God’s Own comes with a late run in the hands of Barry Geraghty to spring a huge surprise in the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown yesterday

Normally circumspect when it comes to hyping his horses, Willie Mullins appears to have abandoned the habits of a lifetime when it comes to Vautour wh(...)

Considering there was so much agonising through the winter about the impact of small fields there is a certain aptness about the Punchestown Festival (...)

Lorna Hayden (centre) from Dunlavin, Co Wicklow, cheering  at the Punchestown Festival in Co Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Punchestown Festival usually signals the end of the winter jumps season but yesterday it also heralded the arrival of summer. Racing(...)

Be Positive (Nina Carberry) lands the opening race at the Punchestown Festival yesterday – the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase. It was the fourth win in the last five renewals for trainer Enda Bolger.

It’s less than six months since Argocat sustained significant injuries in a fall but today’s €200,000 Punchestown(...)

 Somersby, which is among the fieled for the  could bid to go one better in the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Alison Healy in Punchestown Crowds are beginning to stream into Punchestown racecourse for the opening day of the five-day racing festiva(...)

Teaforthree (left) ridden by JT McNamara on his way to winning the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt steeple chase race at Cheltenham on March 14th, 2012. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

When Dr Adrian McGoldrick arrives at Cheltenham today his focus will not be on the front runners or the finishing post. “Most times I go(...)

Vautour, ridden by Paul Townend, wins The Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Vautour was all out to land the odds in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. The 1-4 shot, trained by Willie Mullins, was pressed har(...)

Ruby Walsh rides  Boston Bob in Navan in 2011. File Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Boston Bob made a most impressive seasonal reappearance in the Follow Punchestown On Facebook Hurdle.A Grade One winner as a novice over hurdles a cou(...)