Beat That (Barry Geraghty, left) lives up to his name as he holds off the challenge of Don Poli in the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Not many novices win just one of their three starts over fences and still figure in ante-post lists as a 10/1 second favourite for next year’s Chelten(...)

Boston Bob will be  ridden by Ruby Walsh in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

Willie Mullins’ pair of On His Own and Boston Bob top a list of 10 declared runners for Wednesday’s Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchesto(...)

Briar Hill and Ruby Walsh will be looking to win the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham today.

Coming to Cheltenham the Willie Mullins team were convinced Briar Hill represented their best chance in the novic(...)

Janet Moran and Steve Blount in ‘Swing’

The word “dramaturg” is not universally popular among the playwrights of Ireland. I was in a reading with one of my favourite writers, who gave out sp(...)

Mourne Paddy ridden by BG Crawford falls at The Chair during The John Smith's Fox Hunters' Steeplechase. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

First Lieutenant gave trainer Mouse Morris a perfect 62nd birthday present when grinding out a brave victory in the (...)

Lord Windermere ridden by Davy Russell (left) head for home in the Royal Sun Alliance Chase.

Jim Culloty hasn’t taken a straight-forward road to Cheltenham festival success as a trainer but Lord Windermere made it all w(...)