Trainer Tony Martin sends out two runners to defend Newtown Anner Stud’s defence of the Guinness Handicap at the Galway Festival. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Artful Artist scooped last year’s Guinness Handicap and his owners, Newtown Anner Stud Farm, appear determined to hold on to the €100,000 fifth day (...)

Denis O’Regan celebrates on board Quick Jack after winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap at Ballybrit. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

What had been a mostly forgettable festival week for Tony Martin burst to life in the richest possible fashion as Quick Jack provided the Co Meath (...)

Quick Jack, ridden by Denis O'Regan, jump the last hurdle to win the Guinness Galway Hurdle as Barry Geraghty and Thomas Edison falls. Photograph: PA

Magnificent dual-purpose performer Quick Jack earned Tony Martin back to back success in the Guinness Galway Hurdle at Ballybrit. Since winnin(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott: will be hoping The Game Changer can secure €300,000 first prize for the Galway Hurdle.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The financial aspect of Ireland’s richest ever National Hunt race is reason enough to target the Guinness Galway Hurdle but Gordon Elliott probably(...)

David Wachman: runs Queen Nefertiti in the Listed Corrib Stakes at Galway. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The David Wachman-Wayne Lordan team picked up Tuesday’s big handicap with Hint Of A Tint and can now secure Galway’s black-type prize through Queen N(...)

Ruby Walsh returns to the winner’s enclosure on Thomas Hobson after taking the opener on day three of the Galway Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Shanahan’s Turn produced a gutsy display from the front to run out a convincing winner of the Galway Plate. Henry de Bromhead’s charge was a re(...)

Wayne Lordan on Hint Of A Tint goes clear to win the Topaz Mile Handicap on day two of the Galway races. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Hint Of A Tint’s sliding handicap rating suggested a career on the wane, a suggestion the David Wachman-trained filly rebuffed in some style with a To(...)

Barry Geraghty will be bidding for his first Galway Plate victory when he rides Shanpallas, owned by JP McManus, in today’s feature at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Even sporting greats like to get their new jobs off on the right foot and Barry Geraghty will hope Shanpallas can cement his position as JP McManus(...)

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(...)

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(...)