Quick Jack, ridden by Denis O'Regan, jump the last hurdle to win the Guinness Galway Hurdle as Barry Geraghty and Thomas Edison falls. Photograph: PA

Magnificent dual-purpose performer Quick Jack earned Tony Martin back to back success in the Guinness Galway Hurdle at Ballybrit. Since winnin(...)

Shanahan’s Turn and Jonathan Burke (third from right) on their way to winning the Galway Plate. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Burke cemented his Ballybrit love affair in style when Shanahan’s Turn emerged best in an incident-packed Tote Galway Plate for the 19-year-(...)

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(...)

Horses in the winners enclosure after the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes during the The Craven Meeting at Newmarket Racecourse. Photo:  David Davies/PA

It was the sneeze that almost cost Vinny Fitzpatrick his livelihood, and his liberty. Even now, on the Bank Holiday Monday, it gave him the colly-wobb(...)

Matthew Bowes is unseated by Waydownsouth during the Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA. Matthew Bowes is unseated by Waydownsouth during the Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

Bryan Cooper has the enviable pick of Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team but found out again that choice has its minuses too when Paul Carberr(...)

Davy Russell guides Mallowney to victory in the Handicap Steeplechase at Punchestown last year. Mallowney is joint-top rated on 162. Photograph: Inpho

Davy Russell is aiming for a Grade One return to action on board Mallowney in the Punchestown Festival’s Day One feature and it could prove a key ingr(...)

Bookmakers have Jim Culloty’s Spring Heeled as a  general 20-1 shot for Saturday’s big race in Aintree. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Up to eight hopefuls look set to try to become the 17th Irish-trained winner of the Crabbies Aintree Grand National since 1900 this Saturday but Jim (...)

Neil Mulholland will be looking for a new jockey for The Druids Nephew at Aintree due to Barry Geraghty’s recent injury.  Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s Cheltenham festival winner Cause Of Causes has a choice of upcoming Grand Nationals for his next start and a tilt at the Aintree spectacu(...)

Davy Russell celebrates winning the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle on Windsor Park at Cheltenham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Hopes are high Davy Russell will recover quickly enough from a broken arm to ride in the Punchestown festival at the end of next month and the former (...)

Jockey Davy Russell, seen here winning at Cheltenham recently on Rivage D’Or,  is expected to be back in action in time for the Punchestown festival at the end of April after breaking an elbow in a bad fall at Gowran Park. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Jockey Davy Russell is expected to be back in action in time for the Punchestown festival at the end of April after breaking an elbow in a bad fall (...)