Marchese Marconi and Robbie Power  win the Ladbrokes Maiden Hurdle on day six of the Galway Festival. Photograph: PA Wire

Stephen Nolan would love to run Prince Rudi in the Irish National next spring after his stable stalwart landed the feature race on the sixth day of th(...)

My Titania’s trainer John Oxx: “We will have to see if she can recover in time to race again this season or how soon she can race again.”

John Oxx pitches both Alafzara (7.10pm) and Rightway (8.15pm) into action at Galway this evening but the Curragh trainer could have to do without his(...)

Jack Reynor in Gerard Barrett’s superb Glassland

Two years ago, Jimmy Deenihan, then Minister for Arts, turned up at the Galway Film Fleadh for the world premiere of Gerard Barrett’s Pilgrim Hill.(...)

Tony McCoy on Colbert Station after winning the Paddy Power Chase in 2012.

Ground conditions could yet dictate what Irish-trained horse Tony McCoy teams up with in Saturday’s Crabbie’s(...)

Last Instalment, ridden by Brian O’Connell, comes home to win the 2014 Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Last Instalment took another step closer to participation in the Cheltenham Gold Cup yesterday with the news that his owners would accede to an(...)

Hurricane Fly and Ruby Walsh  on their way to winning the Ryanair Hurdle during day four of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.

Hurricane Fly’s achievements are already sufficient for comparisons to be made with the legendary Istabraq, comparisons that will be aired again if th(...)

Richie McLernon after his victory on Johns Spirit in the Paddy Power Gold Cup  at Cheltenham.

Jonjo O’Neill has been helping Tony McCoy to hog the headlines over the last couple of weeks but it was time for his backstage man Richie McLernon to (...)

Johns Spirit ridden by jockey Richie McLernon jump the last to  win the Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase  at Cheltenham. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Johns Spirit provided Irish jockey Richie McLernon with the biggest success of his career by gamely clinging on to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Che(...)

Twist and shout: The Beatles after arriving at Dublin Airport in November 1963, with Paul Russell (left) and  Frank Hall of RTÉ. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency/irishphotoarchive.ie

The journey made by the phenomenon known as The Beatles was remarkably short – just nine years – but their winding road had its share of twists and tu(...)