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(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Vroum Vroum Mag  to win  at Ascot in  January. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Grade 1 racing rarely makes allowances, but the mares’ allowance Vroum Vroum Mag, in particular, receives for Punchestown’s day four festival highlig(...)

Willie Mullins celebrates winning The Ryanair Novice Steeplechase with Douvan at Punchestown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Racing history could yet reduce Douvan’s Punchestown success yesterday to relative footnote status in a great career, banishing memories of a widespre(...)

Annie Power will miss Punchestown. Photograph: Getty

Vroum Vroum Mag is one of six declarations for Friday’s Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle, with fellow Willie Mullins inmate Annie Power a noticeable(...)

Paddy Brennan celebrates winning The BoyleSports Champion Chase on God’s Own at Punchestown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway-born jockey Paddy Brennan warmed up for his ride on the hot favourite Cue Card in Wednesday’s feature with a first Grade One success in Ireland(...)

Barry Geraghty: “Vautour is a very good horse and him coming down in distance is the only hope we have.” Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Amid the hoopla surrounding Vautour’s Cheltenham participation last month, the race rarely mentioned, and the one some suspect might have been his be(...)

Annie Power ridden by Ruby Walsh on the way to winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins has confirmed Annie Power to be on course for next month’s Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle. The brilliant eight-year-old became the first mare(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper  and owners Eddie and Michael O’Leary celebrate Don Cosssack’s Cheltenham Gold Cup win with the Gigginstown team. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters/Livepic

The tyranny of choice turned into glorious Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup vindication for Bryan Cooper as the Michael O’Leary-owned Don Cossack provided h(...)

Limini and Ruby Walsh after victory in the Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices Hurdle Race. Photograph: Andrew Boyers

Irish trained horses enjoyed a St Patrick’s Day bonanza at Cheltenham with only the Ryanair World Hurdle winner Thistlecrack preventing an unprecedent(...)

 Vautour: controversially chosen to run in the Ryanair Chase instead of the Gold Cup at Cheltenham.  Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Cheltenham festival success is always tagged as the ultimate dream but Vautour’s presence in the Ryanair Chase line-up brings with it a sense of the (...)