Valyssa Monterg, ridden by Ruby Walsh,  on the way to winning   the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle  at Galway. Photograph:  PA Wire

Valyssa Monterg and Argentino came off the reserves’ bench to give Willie Mullins a one-two in the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle at Galway on Saturday. Ar(...)

Séamus Heffernan on Diamondsandrubies (white hat) pips Ryan Moore and Legatissimo in the Sea the Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Wayne Lordan enjoyed a productive Galway week, highlighted by Hint Of A Tint’s Topaz Mile victory, and will hope renewing acquaintances with Legatissi(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott: will be hoping The Game Changer can secure €300,000 first prize for the Galway Hurdle.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The financial aspect of Ireland’s richest ever National Hunt race is reason enough to target the Guinness Galway Hurdle but Gordon Elliott probably(...)

Jockey Maxime Guyon wins the Sussex Stakes on Solow during  Glorious  Goodwood. Photograph:  Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters

Solow continued his stellar season with an authoritative display in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. With the defection of Aidan O’Brien’s leading(...)

Joe Coleman with his daughter Carmel and wife, Annette Coleman, from Tuam, Co Galway at the Galway Races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a wild first evening at the Galway Races, as a gusting westerly swept in from the Atlantic, making the press tent billow like a sailing ship. B(...)

Zafayan could give the bookies a fright. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

It might smack of raining on the Galway parade to mention Ladbrokes’ odds of just 9-4 on rain falling on every single day in the next seven, but sinc(...)

Wedding Vow (centre) ridden by jockey Joseph O’Brien on the way to winning the Kilboy Estate Stakes at The Curragh.  Photo:  Brian Lawless/PA

Joseph O’Brien never got a shot at classic success as the Words beat only one home in Saturday’s Oaks but the former champion jockey pounced decisive(...)

Pat Smullen and Covert Love won the Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: Inpho

Covert Love gave Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer an early wedding present with his first Classic triumph in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Pat Sm(...)

Seamus Heffernan will partner Together Forever in the Darley Irish Oaks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Coolmore team paid out €40,000 to supplement Curvy into the Darley Irish Oaks and also have the regally bred Words to dominate the top of the bet(...)

Curvy ridden by Ryan Moore wins the Ribblesdale Stakes during Royal Ascot 2015. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Attacking the Darley Irish Oaks in force has worked well for Aidan O’Brien in the past and the champion trainer is putting the ammunition in place (...)