Andrew Lynch and Sizing Europe on their way to a popular victory during the Punchestown Festival in April. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He’s approaching his official 13th birthday but if Sizing Europe gets a green light to take on Grade One opposition at Leopardstown next week he is s(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper with trainer Sandra Hughes and her mother Eileen Hughes after he won on Lieutenant Colonel at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Almost 35 years after her father Dessie trained his first career winner at Fairyhouse, Sandra Hughes cemented family ties with the Co Meath track as L(...)

Pat Smullen: attempts to add a top-rank pattern success to a rewarding season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Pat Smullen will aim to put a Group One sheen on an already hugely-successful 2014 when Ireland’s champion jockey-elect travels to Newmarket today for(...)

Johnny Burke  ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Johnny Burke is eagerly looking forward to his first scheduled ride on Sizing Europe in the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park on October 4th.Although (...)

 Nina Carberry (left) and Jane Mangan after they were presented with the Mary Hyde cup having tied  as leading women rider for the national hunt season, on day one of the Galway Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In the grander scheme of things, the only tip that mattered on the first evening of Galway’s Race Week was to be found in the blue and gold colours i(...)

Amateur Steven Clements drives Quick Jack clear to land the featured Connacht Hotel (QR) Handicap on the opening day of the Galway Festival last night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dermot Weld’s statistical record at Galway may be unsurpassable but Tony Martin’s rising status as a new festival “banker” option for punters got embe(...)

Jockey Brian Hayes on  Beckwith Star go clear to win the Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle on the opening day of the Galway Races at Ballybrit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Quick Jack gave trainer Tony Martin and jockey Steven Clements consecutive victories in the feature race on the first day of the Galway Festival, the (...)

Pat Smullen: hoping ground comes up soft for Fascinating Rock in flat season highlight. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ahead of an Epsom Derby date with Fascinating Rock next Saturday, Pat Smullen is in Haydock today for six rides which include Garswood, favourite for(...)

God’s Own comes with a late run in the hands of Barry Geraghty to spring a huge surprise in the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown yesterday

Normally circumspect when it comes to hyping his horses, Willie Mullins appears to have abandoned the habits of a lifetime when it comes to Vautour wh(...)

Sizing Europe clears the last before landing the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jump racing is too tough a sport to entertain too many ‘last hurrah’ storylines but Sizing Europe breached the sentiment dam with a vengeance on th(...)