Ruby Walsh clears the last on Arvika Ligeonniere to win the John Durkan Memorial Chase on their last visit to Punchestown in December. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Punchestown Racing, Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare 8/12/2013The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown SteeplechaseRuby Walsh clears the last on Arvika Ligeonniere to win the third race of the dayMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Strictly on handicap figures Arvika Ligeonniere is no certainty to land tomorrow’s Grade Two feature but the only statistic likely to end up counting (...)

Hurricane Fly with his trainer Willie Mullins, award winners yesterday.

The dual Champion Hurdle winner Hurricane Fly is now a dual Horse of the Year too after being crowned Irish racing’s outstanding performer for 2013 at(...)

Marito ridden by Ruby Walsh was second to Rye Martini in The Stephens Green Hibernian Club Hurdle during World Series Hurdle Day at the 2013 Festival at Punchestown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The phrase ‘just a scratch’ is usually a dismissive term in the tough world of jump racing but a scratch cost Solwhit his chance of festival g(...)