Caoimhe Fitzgerald (6), from Gowran Co Kilkenny, with horse Monbeg Malvo during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Irish quartet of Lucy Kelly, Anna Kelly, Lydia Dawson and Gillian Bond won the inaugural Horse Sport Ireland Connemara performance hunter team (...)

Good ground could send the David Wachman trained Most Beautiful to the Curragh for a tilt at the Phoenix Stakes next Sunday. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Most Beautiful could attempt to continue David Wachman’s run of Group 1 success in this Sunday’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh, Europe’s (...)

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(...)

Denis O’Regan celebrates on board Quick Jack after winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap at Ballybrit. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

What had been a mostly forgettable festival week for Tony Martin burst to life in the richest possible fashion as Quick Jack provided the Co Meath (...)

Best hat winner Danielle Gingell, from Claremorris, Co Mayo; winner of the Kilkenny best dressed lady prize Alex Butler, from Midleton, Co Cork; and best Irish design winner Mary White, from Claremorris, Co Mayo, at Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:10

The Galway public may have recently voted in favour of marriage equality, but there were calls for another form of parity at Ballybrit. Laois-born Leo(...)

Barry Geraghty will be bidding for his first Galway Plate victory when he rides Shanpallas, owned by JP McManus, in today’s feature at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Even sporting greats like to get their new jobs off on the right foot and Barry Geraghty will hope Shanpallas can cement his position as JP McManus(...)

Patrick Mullins will ride  Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. The 10-year-old won both t(...)

John Gosden: trainer is expected to run Gretchen in Saturday’s evening’s €400,000 classic. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The top of the Darley Irish Oaks betting is dominated by home-trained fillies but the shape of the cross-channel challenge will become clear at Tuesd(...)

Barry Geraghty: starts his new job as JP McManus’s jockey with three rides at Limerick on Sunday.   Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

In terms of profile, high summer may be National Hunt racing’s down time, but Sunday’s otherwise run-of-the-mill Limerick card is an important one fo(...)

 Barry Geraghty: “I’m hoping I’ll be able to ride at the weekend, but I’m going to ride out in the morning and I’ll see how I feel.”   Photograph:  Julian Herbert/PA

Barry Geraghty remains hopeful of making his debut as retained jockey to leading owner JP McManus this weekend – despite being admitted to hospital(...)