Punchestown

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 Trainer Willie Mullins and  Faugheen: “He’s in great shape and it’s a track that he loves.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All eyes will be on the weather and ground conditions at Punchestown this weekend, where the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle is set to be a cracker should all (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, jockey David Mullins and owner Rich Ricci celebrate after winning the Ladbrokes  Champion Stayers Hurdle  with Faugheen at Punchestown on Thursday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Punchestown authorities have said changes to its festival dates are unlikely in the short term but conceded the “pros and minuses” to moving the Natio(...)

Robbie Power riding Supasundae clear the last to win in the Betdaq  Champion Hurdle at Punchestown  on Friday, after Samcro’s dramatic fall. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A Punchestown festival already full of drama took another twist on Friday when the pioneering amateur jockey Katie Walsh retired from the saddle on th(...)

Katie Walsh celebrates after winning the  Weatherbys Champion Bumper with Relegate at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Walsh is looking forward to having another crack at Aintree Grand National glory aboard outsider Baie Des Iles. It is six years since Walsh st(...)

Ruby Walsh: will be back in the saddle aboard the Willie Mullins-trained Lareena  at Thurles. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ruby Walsh will make his eagerly-awaited return to the saddle when he takes up one ride at Thurles on Thursday. Walsh has been out of action since su(...)

David Mullins guided Meri Devie to a five-length victory over Alletrix in the Quevega Mares Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Meri Devie booked her Cheltenham ticket when bouncing back to form to claim top honours in the Quevega Mares Hurdle at Punchestown. A smart juvenile(...)

Coneygree has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a stress fracture.  “Unfortunately, the engine is much stronger than the chassis,” said Sara Bradstock. Photograph:  by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Sara Bradstock is “not giving up” on Coneygree despite ruling the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero out for the rest of the season due to a stress fractur(...)

Davy Russell: has recorded 95 winners this term and is 30 clear of Paul Townend in the jockeys’ championship.  Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Davy Russell passed the €2 million prizemoney mark for the season at Punchestown on Sunday and the jockey remains on course to enjoy his best ever ca(...)

Jack Kennedy on board Monbeg Notorious comes home to win the the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Steeplechase at Gowran. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The impressive Thyestes Chase winner Monbeg Notorious could try to carry topweight to victory in Sunday’s €100,000 Boylesports National Trial at Punc(...)

 Robbie Power riding Sizing John (R) pips Djakadam (L) to claim the Punchestown Gold Cup last  April. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A mouth-watering clash between the new 2017 ‘Horse of the Year’ Sizing John and the history-seeking Djakadam is on the card for Sunday’s John Durkan (...)

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