Apple’s Jade and Ivanovic Gorbatov will renew their rivalry at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Apple’s Jade bids to prove there was no fluke about her jaw-dropping Aintree victory in Saturday’s AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. (...)

Annie Power is odds on favourite to win the Aintree Hurdle on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Annie Power is expected to prove a tough nut to crack over what connections believe is her ideal trip as she bids to back up her Champion Hurdle succe(...)

Racehorse trainer Adrian McGuinness. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Turf Club’s Appeals & Referrals Committee will be asked to consider as soon as possible if Dublin trainer Adrian McGuinness has breached any (...)

 Ruby Walsh riding Annie Power on their way to winning The Coral Hurdle Race Ascot racecourse on November 23, 2013 in Ascot, England. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power could make her eagerly awaited return to action next week after starring among the entries for Wednesday’s punchestown.com Mares Hurdle. (...)

L-R: Jordanne Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Charlie Kelly, Stephen Fingelton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo Actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo was always likely to become famous. Born and raised in Co Wicklow, the good-looking, sleek 16-year-old ha(...)

 Saoirse Ronan in ‘Brooklyn’, John Crowley’s film adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel. Photograph: Kerry Brown/Mongrel Media

Irish film and television has come of age this year with a number of critical and box office success stories, Irish Film Board chief executive James H(...)

Willie Mullins: “He will be left in both and I’ll have to see. He was second in Newcastle last year so he likes the track. We will make a decision later in the week.”

Arctic Fire has been installed an early odds-on favourite for Sunday’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle but Willie Mullins faces a choice between the (...)

Bocca Baciata ridden by Fran Berry on the way to winning the Dance Design  Stakes at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Maybe it’s her National Hunt pedigree, but Jessica Harrington could end up swimming against the popular tide by keeping her fingers crossed for a damp(...)

 Barry Geraghty onboard Jezki in the JP McManus colours at  Punchestown in 2013. Photograph: Inpho

Barry Geraghty is set to replace Tony McCoy as retained rider to owner JP McManus, according to reports this morning. The 20-times champion McCoy reti(...)

AP McCoy, pictured here at Ayr last weekend, will partner four-year-old Box Office in his final race at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Tony McCoy’s final ride is looking almost certain to be aboard Box Office in the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle, the last race on the card at Sandown on Satur(...)