Tattersalls chairman and chief executive Edmond Mahony is optimistic that this year’s Derby Sale will beat the €14.7 million turnover of 2014 Tattersalls chairman and chief executive Edmond Mahony is optimistic that this year’s Derby Sale will beat the €14.7 million turnover of 2014

Having been hit hard in the wake of the financial crisis, the Irish bloodstock business is recovering. The general economy’s revival is partly driving(...)

Don Poli ridden by Bryan Cooper on the way to victory in the RSA Chase at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham. Don Poli and Douvan are near un-backable odds-on shots to secure more Grade One success at Punchestown. Photograph: Inpho

Punchestown’s Festival throws an impressive statistical blizzard at race fans in terms of a €2.5 million prize-fund with a dozen Grade One’s spread a(...)

Ruby Walsh steers Faugheen to victory in The Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at the 2014 Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Faugheen is on track to try and secure a “perfect 10” by maintaining his unbeaten racecourse record at Punchestown in over two weeks’ time.It is less (...)

Ruby Walsh riding Vautour clear the second last to win The JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Fairyhouse’s Easter Sunday highlight may be known as the Ryanair Gold Cup for the first time but officials are keeping their fingers crossed the race(...)

The 2015 inflation basket owes more than a little to the influence of the hipster – in come craft beer, ecigarettes, headphones and music subscription services such as Spotify.

Hipsters may have been declared passé by the trend-spotters but their influence is going mainstream thanks to the team of government number crunche(...)

Paul Townend kept up his winning momentum with four victories at Navan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Limerick: Willie Mullins will consider options at Fairyhouse and Punchestown for Vroum Vroum Mag after the mare oozed class in the Irish Stallion Farm(...)

Jockey Nico de Boinville and Coneygree led from the start to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final day of the festival. photograph: adrian dennis

At the end of three and a quarter miles and twenty two fences there were no arguments and no excuses: Coneygree, the unbeaten novice, had dared his Be(...)

Tony McCoy got the victory he desperately wanted at his last festival. It was the most satisfying of all his 31 victories at Cheltenham, according to his wife Chanelle. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

It was St Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham, but the day belonged to another Irish icon. Tony McCoy got the victory he desperately wanted in his last f(...)

Ruby Walsh on Vautour on his way to winning the JLT Novices’ Chase. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Considering the 2015 Gold Cup has yet to be run it’s presumptuous in the extreme to think about the 2016 version but since Willie Mullins can’t help d(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins leads his famous team from the gallops at  Closutton, Carlow, Ireland. Photo:  Niall Carson/PA

When the text arrived from Angie, Vinny Fitzpatrick’s the first instinct was to ignore it.It could only be more grim tidings, he reckoned, as his est(...)