Michael O’Leary and  Willie Mullins: Few in Irish racing would be surprised  if the partnership were reformed. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The split took the racing world by surprise. Willie Mullins, national hunt’s top trainer, parted company this week with Gigginstown House Stud, the ra(...)

Barry Geraghty riding Ivanovich Gorbatov (right) clear the last to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle from Apple’s Jade  at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Bryan Cooper has to settle for the runner-up spot behind the record-breaking Ruby Walsh in the jockeys’ championship but will hope for the number one(...)

Jockey Ruby Walsh with trainer Willie Mullins (right) after winning the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle on  Vroum Vroum Mag during day four of Punchestown festival  yesterday. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Vroum Vroum Mag had Punchestown festival punters ‘va-va- vooming’ towards their bookmakers after the late substitute for Annie Power in the Betdaq Cha(...)

Bright New Dawn (right) ridden by jockey Bryan Cooper came from behind late on to win the Three.ie Handicap Chase during day three of the Punchestown Festival at Punchestown. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Bright New Dawn got rolling late to claim top honours in the Three.ie Handicap Chase on day three of the Punchestown Festival. Formerly trained by D(...)

Barry Geraghty riding Carlingford Lough on the way to winning the Punchestown Gold Cup, beating hot favourite Cue Card, who came in fourth. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins isn’t in a position to emulate his remarkable 2015 haul of 10 Grade One prizes at the Punchestown festival. But Wednesday’s top-flight (...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty celebrates winning the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup on Carlingford Lough.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA

Barry Geraghty had to fight a controversial path to get to the Punchestown festival and the struggle paid off in style yesterday with Carlingford Loug(...)

 Kirsty Farrell from Newry, selected as Tuesday’s finalist who will go through to Friday’s final of The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at the Punchestown Festival, in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bitter wind blew through Punchestown as punters streamed through the turnstiles and into the main enclosure for the start of the National Hunt Festi(...)

Paddy Brennan celebrates winning The BoyleSports Champion Chase on God’s Own at Punchestown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Galway-born jockey Paddy Brennan warmed up for his ride on the hot favourite Cue Card in Wednesday’s feature with a first Grade One success in Ireland(...)

God’s Own ridden by Paddy Brennan jumps the fence on his way to winning the Boylesports Champion Chase during day one of the Punchestown Festival. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

God’s Own emerged triumphant after a thrilling climax to the Boylesports Champion Chase on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival. Tom George’s(...)

Barry Geraghty: “Vautour is a very good horse and him coming down in distance is the only hope we have.” Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Amid the hoopla surrounding Vautour’s Cheltenham participation last month, the race rarely mentioned, and the one some suspect might have been his be(...)

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