Trainer Dermot Weld: ‘King of Ballybrit’ will have high hopes for four of his runners at Galway today. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Bookmakers have long since dreaded Dermot Weld at Galway but they could have to brace themselves for a perfect Day Three festival storm from t(...)

Patrick Mullins: rides Whiteout in Galway’s Day One festival highlight. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Patrick Mullins has been Ireland’s record-breaking champion amateur jockey for the last eight years, but Whiteout could earn herself a special plac(...)

Zafayan could give the bookies a fright. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

It might smack of raining on the Galway parade to mention Ladbrokes’ odds of just 9-4 on rain falling on every single day in the next seven, but sinc(...)

 Tony McCoy on board Thomas Edison celebrates winning The Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap at Ballybrit last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dermot Weld is renowned as the ‘King of Ballybrit’ but Tony Martin could again threaten his reign at next week’s €1.8 million Galway festival and the (...)

Tour de France leader Tony Martin was forced to retire from race after sustaining a broken collarbone in a crash. Photograph: EP.

The opening week of the Tour de France may have been largely flat, but it’s been a real rollercoaster ride for some. Nowhere is this more clear tha(...)

Etixx-Quick Step rider Mark Cavendish  celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the seventh stage of the  Tour de France  race from Livarot to Fougeres. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Mark Cavendish sprinted to his first Tour de France victory in almost two years and 26th in all on stage seven to Fougeres on Friday as the Manxman bu(...)

Germany’s Tony Martin is supported by his Etixx-Quick Step team-mates as he limps towards the finish line in Le Harve yesterday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

Tony Martin was forced to pull out of the Tour de France last night after crashing in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage(...)

 Tony Martin   lies on the road after crashing on  the final climb during  the sixth stage of the Tour de France Abbeville and Le Havre. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/EPA

Tony Martin has pulled out of the Tour de France after the yellow jersey crashed in bizarre circumstances just inside the closing kilometre of stage s(...)

Lotto Soudal team rider Andre Greipel  reacts after winning the fifth  stage of the  of the Tour de France, the German’s second victory in this year’s race. Photograph:   Yoan Valat/EPA

German Andre Greipel was again far too strong for the opposition as he claimed his second win in this year’s Tour de France with an impressive sprint (...)

Etixx Quick Step team rider Tony Martin of Germany celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 4th stage of the 102nd edition of the Tour de France 2015 cycling race over 223.5km between Seraing, Belgium and Cambrai, France. Photo: Yoan Valat/PA

After three near misses in as many days, Tony Martin was finally zipped into the yellow jersey for the first time in his career following a determined(...)