Denis O’Regan celebrates on board Quick Jack after winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap at Ballybrit. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

What had been a mostly forgettable festival week for Tony Martin burst to life in the richest possible fashion as Quick Jack provided the Co Meath (...)

Caroline and Alicia O’Dwyer from Tipperary take a selfie at the Galway races.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A small aircraft plugging a website promising to uncover the “secrets of the Gee Gees” flew in the clear blue sky over Ballybrit for much of yesterday(...)

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-(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien inspects the course before the days racing during day four of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

The return of terrestrial TV coverage is a boost to today’s Magners Ulster Derby card at Down Royal, where the top-weight Fields Of Athenry could mak(...)

The prizemoney for the Galway Hurdle has been boosted to €300,000.  Photograph: Inpho.

Prizemoney for the Guinness Galway Hurdle at the end of July has been boosted to €300,000, making it the richest National Hunt race ever run in Irelan(...)

Hurricane Fly and Jezki will renew their rivalry in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

Hurricane Fly and Jezki will clash yet again but this time over three miles in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown on Thursday.The former(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins has taken Vautour out of Tuesday’s Champion Chase at Punchestown but may run the  Supreme Novices’ Hurdle hurdle winner later in the week at the festival. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Star novice Vautour will miss the Champion Chase at Punchestown after failing to sparkle in his final workout ahead of Tuesday’s feature event.Willie (...)

Paul Carberry winning at Naas on Wounded Warrior. Noel Meade’s six-year-old could make his first appearance over fences in a handicap at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wounded Warrior has been left with top-weight after 45 horses were left in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday followi(...)

Grand Jesture has been installed as 10-1 joint favourite along with Gallant Oscar for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on April 6th. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Grand Jesture and Gallant Oscar, second and third respectively behind The Druids Nephew at Cheltenham last week, have been installed as 10-1 joint-fav(...)

 Sizing Europe will have the support of the crowd as he lines out for his fifth Queen Mother Champion Chase today.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Not even the job of keeping tabs on two runners in the Queen Mother Champion Chase is enough to stop Henry de Bromhead anticipating a torrent of em(...)