Thrills and spills: Kristina Cook falls at the water jump during last year’s  Badminton horse trials. Photograh: Jules Annan/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

There’s almost reassurance in how often the dressage element of three-day eventing catches the Irish out. The Germans are brilliant at it. But the Iri(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Vroum Vroum Mag  to win  at Ascot in  January. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Grade 1 racing rarely makes allowances, but the mares’ allowance Vroum Vroum Mag, in particular, receives for Punchestown’s day four festival highlig(...)

Willie Mullins celebrates winning The Ryanair Novice Steeplechase with Douvan at Punchestown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Racing history could yet reduce Douvan’s Punchestown success yesterday to relative footnote status in a great career, banishing memories of a widespre(...)

Gavin Sheehan riding One Track Mind to clear the last and win the Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Racing’s ups and downs were crammed into 24 Punchestown hours for English trainer Warren Greatrex, who landed just the second Grade 1 of his career wh(...)

Douvan ridden by Ruby Walsh wins the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham earlier this year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Douvan is an all but unbackable favourite to bring his record for Willie Mullins to a perfect 10-out-of-10 at Punchestown today, probably with another(...)

Barry Geraghty riding Carlingford Lough on the way to winning the Punchestown Gold Cup, beating hot favourite Cue Card, who came in fourth. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins isn’t in a position to emulate his remarkable 2015 haul of 10 Grade One prizes at the Punchestown festival. But Wednesday’s top-flight (...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty celebrates winning the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup on Carlingford Lough.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Barry Geraghty had to fight a controversial path to get to the Punchestown festival and the struggle paid off in style yesterday with Carlingford Loug(...)

Robbie Colgan: told the original inquiry his instructions were to jump behind the leaders, get settled and pick up as much prizemoney as possible. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Appeals against penalties imposed in the Definite Earl ‘non-trier’ case at Ballinrobe earlier this month are set to be heard before racing at Punches(...)

Barry Geraghty: “Vautour is a very good horse and him coming down in distance is the only hope we have.” Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Amid the hoopla surrounding Vautour’s Cheltenham participation last month, the race rarely mentioned, and the one some suspect might have been his be(...)

Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell on his way to winning the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree last year. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The memory of Red Rum is never far away from any Grand National and it will be evoked today in particular for Many Clouds, who will attempt to be the (...)