Willie Mullins:  plans to see nine-time Grade One winner Un De Sceaux return to action this weekend, possibly at Sandown.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Faugheen and Samcro are among 21 entries for the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on December 22nd. The Willie Mullins-trained Faugheen suffered a shock(...)

Samcro: will be reunited with Jack Kennedy  in the highly-competitive Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has another Winter Festival feast in his sights at Fairyhouse tomorrow although hors d’oeuvres hardly come more substanti(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins reached the milestone of training 3,000 career winners on Wednesday and will hope to start on the next “millennium” in Paris on Saturd(...)

 Ryan Moore riding Rhododendron to victory in the  The Dubai Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in  2016. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien attempts to secure Group One victory No. 301 of his legendary career when Rhododendron leads a four-pronged Ballydoyle challenge into Sa(...)

The land adjacent to Leopardstown racecourse has been valued at €79 million. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland anticipates an appeal to An Bord Pleanála against land it owns at Leopardstown racecourse being put on a vacant sites register wi(...)

Gordon Elliott felt the time was right to give some of his horses a short break. Photograph: Inpho

Top trainer Gordon Elliott is anticipating a return to normal service next week after not saddling a single runner in the last seven National Hunt fix(...)

Women shelter from the rain on the fourth day of the Punchestown Festival 2018 in Naas, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

“Today will be good,” says veteran bookie Frank Snell, eating cake and observing the windswept track. “It’s Ladies’ Day and where the ladies go, the m(...)

Antey ridden by Katie Walsh (second right, green cap) gets up to win the  Novice Hurdle during day four of the Punchestown Festival 2018 in Co Kildare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Rarely, if ever, can a Grade One have been won in such dramatic style and wind up so overlooked, but that was Supasundae’s unworthy fate after the Pun(...)

Robbie Power riding Supasundae clear the last to win in the Betdaq  Champion Hurdle at Punchestown  on Friday, after Samcro’s dramatic fall. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A Punchestown festival already full of drama took another twist on Friday when the pioneering amateur jockey Katie Walsh retired from the saddle on th(...)

David Mullins on Bellshill (left0 clears the last ahead of Patrick Mullins on Djakadam on the way to winning the  Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins likened his spectacular 9,802-1 six-timer on Day Two of the Punchestown festival to “fantasy racing” and it looks like having put the t(...)

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