Trainer Ted Walsh takes a break from the Turf Club hearing at the Curragh into the running of Foxrock at Punchestown last December. Judgement has been reserved in the case. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA

The Turf Club has reserved judgement after a day-long hearing into the running of the Ted Walsh-trained Foxrock at Punchestown in December. The hearin(...)

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 (...)

Don Poli, seen winning the RSA Chase at Cheltenham, is one of 25  entries, six of them from the Willie Mullins stable, for the Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Punchestown authorities are aiming to set new record crowd figures at Irish racing’s National Hunt festival in two weeks’ time, although those (...)

Nina Carberry and On The Fringe celebrate their victory in the   The Foxhunter  Chase at Cheltenham with owner JP McManus. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Arctic Fire gets the chance to step out of his illustrious stablemate Hurricane Fly’s shadow when he goes for glory in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at (...)

Tony McCoy is congratulated by well wishers after his last race on Irish soil at Tuesday’s meeting at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tony McCoy signed off his career in Ireland with two unplaced rides at Fairyhouse.Rathpatrick was fifth in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap(...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father, Ted, after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder and Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph Cyril Byrne

Easter Monday. Fairyhouse. Sun shining. Irish Grand National. Tony McCoy’s last Irish national. The script was written – but it seems no one told K(...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father Ted after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder And Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Something seismic was necessary to shift Tony McCoy off Fairyhouse’s centre-stage but Katie Walsh managed it with aplomb in a dramatic Boylesports Iri(...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father Ted after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder and Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph Cyril Byrne The Irish Times

Katie Walsh became only the third female jockey in history to claim the BoyleSports Irish Grand National as she guided Thunder And Roses to an emotion(...)

Willie Mullins looks set to  run Hurricane Fly and Arctic Fire at Aintree. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Willie Mullins is ready to let Arctic Fire and Hurricane Fly lock horns once more in Thursday’s Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle. The pair finished second and (...)

Tony McCoy will make one of his final appearances in Ireland at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

  Tony McCoy will hope gambled-on favourite Cantlow can give him the first leg of a Grand National double at Fairyhouse today which would help bring t(...)