Jockey Ruby Walsh with trainer Willie Mullins (right) after winning the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle on  Vroum Vroum Mag during day four of Punchestown festival  yesterday. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Vroum Vroum Mag had Punchestown festival punters ‘va-va- vooming’ towards their bookmakers after the late substitute for Annie Power in the Betdaq Cha(...)

Barry Geraghty riding Carlingford Lough on the way to winning the Punchestown Gold Cup, beating hot favourite Cue Card, who came in fourth. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins isn’t in a position to emulate his remarkable 2015 haul of 10 Grade One prizes at the Punchestown festival. But Wednesday’s top-flight (...)

Nina Carberry celebrates as she comes into the winner’s enclosure on On The Fringe after winning the Foxhunter Chase on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/Getty Images

That she was nigh on an afterthought in the coverage of the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham last month, despite actually winning the race, wasn’t just (...)

Easy does it: US golfer Jordan Spieth lines up a putt on the 18th green  in Augusta. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Come midnight Hazel Irvine had to apologise to those tuning in for the movie on BBC2: things were a little slow at Augusta so it would be delayed. By(...)

Vautour ridden by Ruby Walsh before falling during the 3.25 JLT Melling Chase. Photo: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Nina Carberry will ride the Willie Mullins trained Sir Des Champs in Saturdays Crabbie’s Grand National after Ruby Walsh was ruled out of the race wit(...)

Ruby Walsh, Willie Mullins and owner Susannah Ricci (second right) celebrate with their trophies after winning the Ryanair Chase with Vautour at Cheltenham. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Willie Mullins’ ambition to become the first Irishman to win the British trainers’ championship since Vincent O’Brien 62 years ago could hinge on nex(...)

Ger Fox on Irish Grand National winner Rogie Angel. Photograph: Inpho

Rogue Angel is unlikely to line up in the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday week following his emotional triumph in the Irish equivalent on Easter(...)

Nina Carberry had fallen foul of the whip rules for her winning ride in the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Nina Carberry and Sam Waley-Cohen are free to ride in the Grand National at Aintree after an about-turn by the British Horseracing Authority governing(...)

Nina Carberry on On The Fringe celebrates winning the 4.10 St. James’s Place Foxhunter Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham. Photo: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Two of jump racing’s high-profile amateur jockeys are set to miss the Grand National next month because of bans picked up in recent days. Sam Waley-C(...)

Nina Carberry wins the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase on On The Fringe (far left) for a second year while Victoria Pendleton (second from right) came home fifth  on Pacha Du Polder. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters/Livepic

Nina Carberry claimed a second straight St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham on Enda Bolger’s On The Fringe as former British Olympic cyclis(...)