Ruby Walsh on board Long Dog on the way to winning The Topaz Novice Hurdle on the second day of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Hint Of A Tint gave trainer David Wachman another big-race winner with victory in the Topaz Mile Handicap at Galway. The main event on the seco(...)

Patrick Mullins will ride  Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. The 10-year-old won both t(...)

Joe Coleman with his daughter Carmel and wife, Annette Coleman, from Tuam, Co Galway at the Galway Races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a wild first evening at the Galway Races, as a gusting westerly swept in from the Atlantic, making the press tent billow like a sailing ship. B(...)

Katie Harrington salutes as she and Modem win the Connacht Hotel Handicap race from Awsome Star and Ted Veale at Galway races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Trainer Jessica Harrington and daughter Kate teamed up in glorious fashion to take the feature race on day one of the Galway Festival with Modem. The (...)

Ryan Moore, pictured here guiding Washington DC to victory, landed a 54-1 treble at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Some bookmakers are already paying out on Ryan Moore again being crowned Royal Ascot’s top jockey this week after a 54-1 opening day hat-trick saw (...)

Ryan Moore produced an inspired ride on Clondaw Warrior to win the Ascot Stakes for Willie Mullins. Photograph: Reuters

Ryan Moore produced the Willie Mullins-trained Clondaw Warrior with a perfectly-timed challenge to land the Ascot Stakes. Moore and Mullins combined t(...)

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 (...)

On His Own was bettered by Lord Windermere in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Fresh from breaking records at both Cheltenham and Punchestown, Willie Mullins is considering turning his attention towards Paris this weekend where (...)

Annie Power cruised to victory in the Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Annie Power returned to her majestic best when easing to victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.In command when (...)