Un De Sceaux ridden by Ruby Walsh  at Cheltenham. Even  Walsh admits Un De Sceaux’s head-down-and-go style makes him that little bit different. Photograph: AFP Photo/Glyn Kirk

The feature races on each of the first four days at this Punchestown festival are worth €1 million, and Willie Mullins might have to win all of them i(...)

Gordon Elliott holds a lead of almost €400,00over Willie Mullins but only a fool would rule out his rival conjuring up a final-round knockout blow. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

By the time Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Kiltschko square off at Wembley Stadium in their world heavyweight title bout on Saturday the identity of Irel(...)

Jessica Harrington: It’s only an age [70]. Touchwood I feel great, my arm is mended, Punchestown’s next week and there’s plenty to be getting on with.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Inside a matter of weeks Jessica Harrington has won both the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Irish Grand National. She’s had another result too in that sh(...)

In pole for Punchestown: Apple’s Jade is being aimed at the three-miler or the mares’ race. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA

Cheltenham heroine Apple’s Jade is set to spearhead a formidable team for Gigginstown House Stud at next week’s Punchestown Festival. The Gordon Elli(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins celebrates after Paul Townend wins on Penhill at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Annie Power is set to make her eagerly-awaited reappearance at the Punchestown Festival after over a year off the track. The brilliant mare was last (...)

Luke Comer: refused permission for officials from the regulatory body to inspect his stables in Kilternan last month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The high profile property developer Luke Comer has been given a suspended six month suspension of his licence to train racehorses, and fined €10,000 (...)

Ruby Walsh won the Grand National as a 20-year-old on Papillon in 2000. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Luck is vital in the Grand National but few jockeys have ever had more of a knack for ensuring their own big-race good fortune than Ruby Walsh who can(...)

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 (...)

Jockey Mark Walsh on board Jezki at the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With her new star Sizing John confirmed as a contender for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Jessica Harrington’s focus switches to her stalwart performer Jezk(...)

Willie Mullins with Annie Power at his Co Carlow stables last February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Annie Power, who has played a central role at the last three Cheltenham Festivals both in victory and defeat, will miss this year’s meeting and may no(...)

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