Pique Sous rider in the Galway Hurdle Paul Townend:  
“I’m looking forward to the ride. He seems to be in very good form.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s six years since Paul Townend burst on the scene when winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle on Indian Pace and the former champion jockey will be loo(...)

Ruby Walsh: “I have no chance of being back in time for Galway. My arm will be in a sling for six weeks and then, I’d imagine, there will be another six weeks or so of rehabilitation.”

Ruby Walsh may not return to action until the autumn after he underwent surgery to repair damaged ligaments in his right shoulder on Monday.The star j(...)

Ruby Walsh: rides Diakali as trainer pursues a remarkable fifth win in the race. Photograph: Inpho

Epsom will be the international focus today, and California Chrome’s triple crown attempt will concentrate minds on tonight’s Belmont Stakes in New Y(...)

The Grey Gatsby (Ryan Moore, left) lands the Betfred Dante Stakes at York.

Tomorrow’s €1.5 million French Derby kicks off six days containing three major Classics and although unusually no horse trained in this country trave(...)

That birdie putt on the 18th green to secure second place in the PGA Championship at Wentworth. “I still don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. If ever there is a thin line between winning and losing, I have just discovered it.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Sunday evening, May 25th Nearly an hour has gone by. I am back in the locker room at the Wentworth Club, up the hill from the 18th green where all the(...)

Ruby Walsh will partner Long Run for the first time in Sunday’s Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at Auteuil as regular mount Sam Waley-Cohen is not allowed to ride in the race due to his amateur status. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh will partner Long Run for the first time in Sunday’s Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at Auteuil.Sam Waley-Cohen, son of the owner Robert, has (...)

Ruby Walsh returns on Annie Power with owner Rich Ricci (left) after winning Saturday’s Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.

Hurricane Fly’s dominance at two miles might appear to be over but Willie Mullins is weighing up the pros and cons of stretching the Grade One world-r(...)

Brilliant mare Quevega (right)  can finish only second as Jetson (Davy Russell, left) causes a major upset in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Davy Russell will officially surrender his champion jockey title to Ruby Walsh tomorrow but if that war has been lost yesterday’s Punchestown feature-(...)

Considering there was so much agonising through the winter about the impact of small fields there is a certain aptness about the Punchestown Festival (...)

Beat That (Barry Geraghty, left) lives up to his name as he holds off the challenge of Don Poli in the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Not many novices win just one of their three starts over fences and still figure in ante-post lists as a 10/1 second favourite for next year’s Chelten(...)