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(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins has taken Vautour out of Tuesday’s Champion Chase at Punchestown but may run the  Supreme Novices’ Hurdle hurdle winner later in the week at the festival. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Star novice Vautour will miss the Champion Chase at Punchestown after failing to sparkle in his final workout ahead of Tuesday’s feature event.Willie (...)

Paul Townend on his way to winning the Boomerang Animal Bedding Handicap Hurdle on I Shot The Sheriff  at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Coral Scottish Grand National has proved an elusive target for Irish raiders over the years but punters appear set to put their trust in Tony Mar(...)

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(...)