Arctic Fire and jockey Ruby Walsh go onto win the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle during day two of the Fairyhouse Winter Festival. Photograph: PA

Arctic Fire gained a well-deserved first Grade One win with an authoritative success in the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.(...)

Rogue Angel staged a late rally to win the Guinness Kerry National in Listowel. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rogue Angel staged a late rally to snatch the spoils in the Guinness Kerry National Handicap Chase at Listowel. The Mouse Morris-trained seven-year-ol(...)

Rule the World’s  ability to act on soft should be a major plus in Guinness Kerry National. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It is 40 years since Mouse Morris won the Guinness Kerry National as a jockey and Rule The World can bridge the long gap in Listowel’s festival showp(...)

Hurricane Fly, one of the greatest hurdlers in the history of jumps racing, has been retired. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The legendary dual-Champion Hurdle winner and world-record Grade 1 scorer Hurricane Fly has been retired. Time was called on the long career of one of(...)

Hurricane Fly bids to add the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil to his record breaking Grade 1 tally  tomorrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ken Condon and Shane Foley face into potentially the most significant weekend of their careers, but whatever the fate of Success Days in today’s Epso(...)

Zawraq and Pat Smullen. Dermot Weld had dangled the idea of next weekend’s Irish Guineas as a possible target for Sheikh Hamdan’s colt, but the owner’s spokesman has indicated Zawraq will go straight for the Derby

Dermot Weld’s exciting colt Zawraq may have run only twice but he looks like being a major Derby player at Epsom in three weeks.Meanwhile his stable (...)

Ruby Walsh on board Faugheen comes home to win the Champion Hurdle on Day Four of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

A snappy sobriquet seems almost mandatory for modern sporting superstars and Faugheen’s “The Machine” just about sums up a devastating Punchestown (...)

Blood Cotil ridden by Paul Townend jumps the last to win The EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Steeplechase  at Punchestown.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Faugheen lived up to the hype with a flawless display in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. The seven-year-old took his record to a perfect 10 ou(...)

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 (...)

Paul Townend and  Killultagh Vic clear the last on the way to winning the  Grade One Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack looked every inch a future Cheltenham Gold Cup contender as he clinched the final success of a tremendous season in the Punchestown Gol(...)