Punchestown

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 Willie Mullins: “In light of the forecast we’ve had to have a serious think about running. It’s looking unlikely she’ll travel.” Photograph: David Davies/PA

Laurina is “unlikely” to make the journey over to Cheltenham this weekend for the Unibet International Hurdle. One of the potential stars of the two-(...)

Just Wait And See ridden by  Billy Gleeson  on the way to winning the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Seán Breen Memorial Chase For The Ladies Perpetual Cup during day one of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Whether either Willie Mullins or Gordon Elliott will get a bigger kick out of winning the trainers championship than John Gleeson did for Just Wait An(...)

Members of the Paddy Power board in 2012: David Power, William Reeve, Stewart Kenny and David Johnston. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Bookmaker and Paddy Power co-founder David Power is retiring from the business following next month’s Cheltenham jumps’ racing festival. Mr Power (71(...)

 Douvan won’t run this season, his trainer Willie Mullins announced on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

National Hunt racing’s top-rated performer, Douvan, has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season. His trainer Willie Mullins confirmed on (...)

On The Fringe, with Nina Carberry on board, on their way to winning the St James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Getty Images.

On The Fringe may now be at the veteran stage but hunter-chasing’s superstar performer seems as good as ever to trainer Enda Bolger and he will start (...)

Foxrock ridden by Katie Walsh comes home to win the Leopardstown Inn Hunters Chase. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The champion hunter-chaser On The Fringe just failed to get a fairytale comeback to action at Leopardstown on Sunday but indicated he was on target t(...)

On The Fringe, with Nina Carberry on board, jump the last on the way to winning the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

On The Fringe will take the first step towards a potential “triple hat-trick” of top hunter chase prizes when he returns to action at Leopardstown nex(...)

Willie Mullins has almost half a million euro to make up on Gordon Elliott in the race for this season’s trainer’s title. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

  Willie Mullins has almost half a million euro to make up on Gordon Elliott in the race for this season’s trainer’s title, but the champion look(...)

Noel Meade: “It is maybe our most famous jumps race and it had drifted down a bit so this is fantastic news.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The major prizemoney hike which will make the 2017 Boylesports Irish Grand National Ireland’s most valuable National Hunt race, with a €500,000 prize(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Vroum Vroum Mag  to win  at Ascot in  January. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Grade 1 racing rarely makes allowances, but the mares’ allowance Vroum Vroum Mag, in particular, receives for Punchestown’s day four festival highlig(...)

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