Brian O’Connell celebrates after his win on Last Instalment in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Last Instalment put in a massively-improved career-best performance to complete a fairytale comeback from injury at Leopardstown on Sunday but will ha(...)

Paddy Hackett from Naas, studying the form, on the second day of the Punchestown Racing Festival.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Into each race meeting, a little rain must fall. It was too much to expect after Tuesday’s gloriously sunny opener to the National Hunt Festival at(...)