Trainer Aidan O’Brien: should be on the mark in the last with Festive Cheer.

This evening’s €100,000 Guinness Race may be the big money pot but the most intriguing Galway contest is surely the six-runner finale where last year(...)

Hasanour  ridden by Shane Foley wins The Guinness Time Handicap on day four of the Galway Festival. Photograph:  should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thomas Edison delivered on his big-race potential with a superb Guinness Galway Hurdle success that finally vindicated the faith of his trainer Tony M(...)

Gordon Elliott: also runs Midnight Game in Europe’s most valuable handicap hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If Gordon Elliott wins today’s Guinness Galway Hurdle no one can say it will be out of turn and in Bayan the Co Meath trainer looks to have a horse wi(...)

Jockey Gary Halpin on Vastonea gets up to  win The Topaz Mile Handicap for the second time on day two of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Vastonea bounced back to his best to record a second victory the Topaz Mile Handicap, the feature event on day two of the Galway Festival.Kevin Prende(...)

Amateur Steven Clements drives Quick Jack clear to land the featured Connacht Hotel (QR) Handicap on the opening day of the Galway Festival last night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dermot Weld’s statistical record at Galway may be unsurpassable but Tony Martin’s rising status as a new festival “banker” option for punters got embe(...)

Colm O’Donoghue after his recent Oaks win at the Curragh. The Co Cork jockey is fancied to land the Topaz Sprint on Baraweez at Galway tonight.

Just one cross-channel-trained horse has ever won the Topaz Mile, and that was 35 years ago, but Baraweez could change that with a vengeance on day t(...)

Jockey Brian Hayes on  Beckwith Star go clear to win the Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle on the opening day of the Galway Races at Ballybrit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Quick Jack gave trainer Tony Martin and jockey Steven Clements consecutive victories in the feature race on the first day of the Galway Festival, the (...)

Dermot Weld enjoys a 25 per cent strike rate in Ireland. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is 50 years since Dermot Weld’s love-affair with the Galway festival began and the 2014 start of Ireland’s most unique racing festival can prove th(...)

When it comes to the virtue of silence, Tony McCoy likes to quotes his boss JP McManus – “Imagine all the fish in the world that’d be alive if they’d (...)

Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger and family members after winning  the Irish Derby last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Trading Leather hasn’t been able to win since his landmark Irish Derby success last year but jockey Kevin Manning believes the Jim Bolger-trained sta(...)