Douvan and Ruby Walsh  clears the last fence on the way to winning the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Willie Mullins hailed Douvan “as good as we’ve ever had” after another scintillating display in the  Champion Novice Hurdle, the opening succe(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins has taken Vautour out of Tuesday’s Champion Chase at Punchestown but may run the  Supreme Novices’ Hurdle hurdle winner later in the week at the festival. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Star novice Vautour will miss the Champion Chase at Punchestown after failing to sparkle in his final workout ahead of Tuesday’s feature event.Willie (...)

 Barry Geraghty could make a surprise return for the final day of the British jump season at Sandown. Photograph: PA

Barry Geraghty has not yet given up hope of making a surprise return from injury for the last day of the British jumps season at Sandown on Saturday.T(...)

Trainer  Ted Walsh is awaiting the judgment of the Turf Club’s Referrals Committee. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Trainer and RTÉ racing pundit Ted Walsh is awaiting the judgment of the Turf Club’s Referrals Committee into the reopened case of the running and rid(...)

Gourmet picnics to take to the races

Irish racegoers don’t go in for posh car park picnics with quite the same enthusiasm as their UK counterparts, but that could change. Naas cafe and fo(...)

Punchestown Racecourse expects to host almost 17,000 corporate guests at its national hunt festival later this month after selling out all hospitality(...)

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(...)

Davy Russell celebrates winning the Neptune Novices’ Hurdle on Windsor Park at Cheltenham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Hopes are high Davy Russell will recover quickly enough from a broken arm to ride in the Punchestown festival at the end of next month and the former (...)

Andrew Lynch and Sizing Europe on their way to a popular victory during the Punchestown Festival in April. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He’s approaching his official 13th birthday but if Sizing Europe gets a green light to take on Grade One opposition at Leopardstown next week he is s(...)

Irish customers on Betfair placed 500,000 bets on the World Cup in Brazil

Online gambling exchange Betfair has reported a 40 per cent jump in Irish customers with soccer, racing and GAA sports proving popular with punters.Th(...)

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