Barry Geraghty will be aboard My Hometown in the Beginners Chase at Naas on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images.

Ireland’s top-rated steeplechaser Don Cossack has been left with what appears a straight-forward task in landing the first Grade One prize of the jum(...)

Mark Walsh riding Shantou Flyer (far left) clears the last on the way to winning   The Ryman Stationary Cheltenham Business Club Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Colin Bowe was thrilled to saddle his first winner at Cheltenham as Shantou Flyer lunged late to land the Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club No(...)

Dubliner Mark Walsh: “My break came when I was asked to work on a documentary about Salman Rushdie”

In the mid-1980s, Dubliner Mark Walsh, following college, was “attracted to the louche cosmopolitanism of West Berlin”, preferring to live “on a wa(...)

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 (...)