The parade ring at Kempton before the Weatherbys Bank Novices’ Hurdle yesterday.

Flemenstar is set to have his first start for new trainer Tony Martin in Sunday’s Boylesports Fortria Chase at Navan where he will defend the Grade Tw(...)

 Sizing Europe, one of nine entries for the Champion Chase at Down Royal  this weekend.

Sizing Europe could yet get the chance to make it third time lucky over three miles in Saturday’s €140,000 Champion Chase at Down Royal. T(...)

Hurricane Fly lands the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.

Hurricane Fly’s credentials to be ranked as one of the all-time great champions were impeccable before his latest Grade One triumph at Punchest(...)

Hurricane Fly clears the last on the way to winning last month’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Inpho

Hurricane Fly chases a remarkable four-in-a-row in today’s Rabobank Champion Hurdle and those bookmakers who reckon he may return his shortest(...)

Paddy Hackett from Naas, studying the form, on the second day of the Punchestown Racing Festival.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Into each race meeting, a little rain must fall. It was too much to expect after Tuesday’s gloriously sunny opener to the National Hunt Festival at(...)

 Tony McCoy  was partnering the Nicky Henderson-trained Quantitativeeasing in the Barbury International Horse Trials Handicap Hurdle when the gelding stumbled at the second flight, throwing McCoy into the air. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire
McCoy to miss Punchestown
  • Racing
  • April 19, 2013, 18:51

Tony McCoy will not ride at next week’s Punchestown Festival after sustaining broken ribs in a fall at Cheltenham yesterday. McCoy, who(...)

Flemenstar will undergo a wind operation and miss next week’s Punchestown Festival. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Flemenstar has been ruled out of the Champion Chase at the Punchestown Festival on Tuesday after connections decided to give th(...)

First Lieutenant  ridden by Bryan Cooper, clears the second last fence ahead of Quito De La Roque during the Betfred Bowl at Aintree last week. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Gigginstown House Stud are planning a powerful three-horse assault on the Bet Online With The Punchestown Gold Cup at the Co Kildare t(...)

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