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Jack Kennedy  celebrates  Minella Indo’s   Cheltenham Gold Cup  success at Cheltenham.  Photograph:  Michael Steele/PA

Trainer Henry De Bromhead has confirmed that Jack Kennedy will maintain the partnership with the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Minella Indo at Punchestow(...)

The Punchestown Festival takes place from April 27th to May 1st. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No interference with racing is anticipated at either Punchestown or Galway racecourses after both were confirmed among 37 nationwide vaccination centr(...)

‘Obviously testing and vaccination will have to be completely separate operations,’ says Punchestown manager Conor O’Neill. File photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Punchestown officials are in talks with the Health Service Executive about the racecourse being used as a potential new coronavirus vaccination centre(...)

Paul Townend riding Min  clear of the last to win The Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham last March. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Hat-trick seeker Min heads 11 in contention for the John Durkan Punchestown Memorial Chase. Willie Mullins’s nine-year-old has bagged Sunday’s two-an(...)

Saint Roi took the County Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Willie Mullins has a remarkable 10th Unibet Morgiana Hurdle victory in a row in his sights at Punchestown on Sunday. Saint Roi is odds-on to once mor(...)

Irish National Hunt racing’s biggest festival of all at Punchestown is scheduled to start on April 28th. Photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s top official wouldn’t speculate on when the sport might resume here but pointed to other major jurisdictions for evidence of how such a(...)

Min and Paul Towenend (L) took the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Min recorded back to back victories in Punchestown’s Grade One John Durkan Chase on Sunday and struggled once again for 100 per cent of the spotlight.(...)

Ruby Walsh on Min winning the Ladbrokes Dublin Steeplechase at Leopardstown last  February.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With 22 runners around the globe, there’s barely a pie that Willie Mullins won’t have a finger in this weekend. The stalwart Un De Sceaux is back in (...)

Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy comes home to win the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park in January 2019. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gold Cup dreams for Presenting Percy were dashed at Cheltenham last March but his eagerly anticipated return to action in Sunday’s John Durkan Chase a(...)

Henry De Bromhead: “He ticked a lot of boxes coming to us – he looked a nice horse for one to come off the Flat. You couldn’t ask him to do better than what he did there.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aspire Tower made an impressive start to his jumping career in the Download The Betdaq App three-year-old Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday. For(...)

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