Katie Walsh  after winning the Irish Grand National Steeplechase on board the 20-1 shot Thunder And Roses, trained by Sandra Hughes, at Fairyhouse, Co. Meath. Photograph: Inpho

It was back in 2010 that Katie Walsh won her first Sportswoman of the Month award after a memorable visit to Cheltenham where she had two rides – and (...)

Ruby Walsh riding Un De Sceaux to  win The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary isn’t renowned for giveaways but there’s a €115,000 Grade 1 highlight at Punchestown that looks to be just waiting f(...)

Runners and riders, including eventual winner Wish Ye Didnt ridden by Nina Carberry, clear Ruby’s Double during the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

A record opening day crowd of 20,214 crammed in for the the start of the 2015 Punchestown festival – where having a Mullins of some description on (...)

Douvan and Ruby Walsh  clears the last fence on the way to winning the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Willie Mullins hailed Douvan “as good as we’ve ever had” after another scintillating display in the  Champion Novice Hurdle, the opening succe(...)

Arctic Fire ridden by Ruby Walsh falls at the last to allow Jezki, with Tony McCoy on board, to win the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at a canter. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tony McCoy may now be less than 48 hours away from retirement, but there was no easing off here, no lessening of the intensity that has hallmarked hi(...)

Jockey Nina Carberry celebrates after winning the Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase with On The Fringe during the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbies Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA

On The Fringe gave Nina Carberry a dream outing over the Grand National fences when posting a stylish success in the Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase at A(...)

Nina Carberry and On The Fringe celebrate their victory in the   The Foxhunter  Chase at Cheltenham with owner JP McManus. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Arctic Fire gets the chance to step out of his illustrious stablemate Hurricane Fly’s shadow when he goes for glory in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at (...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father Ted after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder And Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Something seismic was necessary to shift Tony McCoy off Fairyhouse’s centre-stage but Katie Walsh managed it with aplomb in a dramatic Boylesports Iri(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins shares a joke with jockey Luke Dempsey after   Killultagh Vic’s victory in the   Conditional Jockeys Hurdle  on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

illie Mullins has rewritten the Cheltenham Festival record books after a 207-1 final day double brought his tally for the week to eight winners, su(...)

Nina Carberry is led back in after winning on board On the Fringe. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Nina Carberry retrieved an otherwise frustrating Cheltenham 2015 with a first festival success over the famous steeplechase track on board Enda Bolger(...)