Derek O’Connor, the first jockey to ride 1,000 point-to-point winners in Ireland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

  The Cragmore track in Co Limerick was the location for a piece of racing history on Sunday when Derek O’Connor became the first jockey t(...)

Sleeping Beauty: a nicely judged production

Lyric Theatre, Belfast ***   The delicacy and freshness of this prettily packaged show compensate for its diminutive scale. Derek(...)

Hurricane Fly lands the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.

Hurricane Fly’s credentials to be ranked as one of the all-time great champions were impeccable before his latest Grade One triumph at Punchest(...)

Ruby Walsh steers Quevega to victory in the World Series Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Solwhit attempts to emulate Sprinter Sacre today with a Cheltenham-Aintree-Punchestown hat-trick by taking the €170,000 Ladbrokes World Series(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins at Cheltenham yesterday. 
2013 Cheltenham Festival, Cheltenham, England 12/3/2013Trainer Will
Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

[BYLINE1]BRIAN O’CONNOR[/BYLINE1][BYLINE2]At Cheltenham [/BYLINE2]It’s easy to paint Pont Alexandre’s tilt at the Neptune Hurdle in roma(...)