Patrick Mullins guiding Bellshill  to victory in the  The Attheraces.com Champion INH Flat Race at Punchestown in April. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Punchestown bumper champion Bellshill is in contention to continue his progress through the jumping ranks by lining up in Sunday’s Grade Two feature (...)

 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree is top weight for next Saturday’s Hennessy at Newbury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

It is 10 years since Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team first struck Grade 1 gold at Fairyhouse’s Winter Festival, and a decade later the(...)

Faugheen is already a 1-8 favourite with Paddy Power to make a winning start to the  new season in the €85,000 Grade One Stan James Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The veteran Thousand Stars secured Willie Mullins a first Grade One of the new winter campaign in Paris on Saturday, and it is the champion trainer’s (...)

Nicola Russell who passed away at the Marie Curie hospice in Belfast on Monday after living with cancer since 2007. Photograph: William Cherry/Pacemaker

The Belfast-based artist Nicola Russell has died aged 51. The painter passed away peacefully at the Marie Curie hospice in Belfast on Monday after li(...)

Rory Cleary guiding Ansgar to victory in the Irish Field Handicap at the Curragh in 2013. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dermot Weld’s star apprentice Leigh Roche will aim to advertise his talents on the cross-channel stage at Haydock today with three rides headed by Ans(...)

Annie Power will seek to atone for her crashing fall at Cheltenham with victory in the Mares hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

In the past, Ireland’s National Hunt season has climaxed with some grandstand championship finishes but this Punchestown festival finale isn’t one of(...)

Ruby Walsh on board Faugheen comes home to win the Champion Hurdle on Day Four of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

A snappy sobriquet seems almost mandatory for modern sporting superstars and Faugheen’s “The Machine” just about sums up a devastating Punchestown (...)

Patrick Mullins aboard Uncle Junior on the way to winning The FBD Cross Country Steeplechase for the La Touche Cup ahead of jockey Nina Carberry on Quantitativeeasing. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The sun came out to play at the Punchestown festival and brought half the country with it.After two days of challenging weather, the ice-cream vans we(...)

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary and AP McCoy talk horseracing at the Punchestown festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

All that was missing was a plague of locusts on day two of the Punchestown festival. Lightning flashed, thunder rolled and a storm of hailstones produ(...)

The hailstones were doing a merry dance on the bare toes and sparkly Louboutin shoes of model Rosanna Davison. “It’s mind over matter,” she said, smil(...)

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