Patrick Mullins will ride  Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. The 10-year-old won both t(...)

Zawraq ridden by Pat Smullen comes home to win the Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes in April ahead of Endless Drama, which finished second in the Irish Guineas at the weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld describes Zawraq’s stamina as a “million dollar question” going into next week’s Epsom Derby, but a positive answer in racing’s ‘blue-rib(...)

Mark Walsh and Jezki hold off Ruby Walsh and Hurricane Fly to win the  Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Breeding mightn’t beat feeding but it looked to help Jezki beat his old rival Hurricane Fly when the pair of former Champion Hurdle winners memorably (...)

Davy Russell guides Mallowney to victory in the Handicap Steeplechase at Punchestown last year. Mallowney is joint-top rated on 162. Photograph: Inpho

Davy Russell is aiming for a Grade One return to action on board Mallowney in the Punchestown Festival’s Day One feature and it could prove a key ingr(...)

Delegates at the ASTI conference in Killarney vote unanimously in favour on a motion calling for the rescinding of the “Croke Park hours”. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Second-level teachers who are members of the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) are to demand the rescinding of the additional 33 h(...)

Neil Mulholland will be looking for a new jockey for The Druids Nephew at Aintree due to Barry Geraghty’s recent injury.  Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s Cheltenham festival winner Cause Of Causes has a choice of upcoming Grand Nationals for his next start and a tilt at the Aintree spectacu(...)

Faugheen on the gallops at Willie Mullins’s  yard at Closesutton in  Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faugheen will lead Willie Mullins’s three-pronged assault on the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday after the (...)

Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leopardstown’s €20,000 Ballsbridge Hurdle is small fry compared to Cheltenham’s upcoming delights but it could provide a timely boost today to both G(...)

Joackey Mark Walsh will miss Cheltenham after breaking an arm in a fall at Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mark Walsh’s title aspirations were dealt a hammer blow after the leading Irish jockey suffered a broken arm in a fall at Thurles.Walsh, who rides the(...)

Champagne Fever, ridden by Ruby Walsh, on the way to beating My Tent Or Yours ridden by Tony McCoy to win the William Hill Supreme Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2013. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With just over three weeks to the start of Cheltenham 2015, this weekend’s trials are something of a last-chance saloon in terms of establishing firm (...)