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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(...)

Klassical Dream at the Punchestown Festival  in April. “It was an easy decision to stay over hurdles.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins fields three as he goes in search of a 10th victory in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday. Given that last year’s S(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates winning the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on Kemboy at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Grown men crying is far from unusual in a winners’ enclosure but this was different. At Punchestown, men struggled to cope with their emotions at news(...)

  Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo celebrates victory in the  Cheltenham Gold Cup  on March 15th, 2019.   Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo returns to Punchestown for the first time since his notorious mishap at last year’s festival, and trends students are likely to feel the(...)

 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(...)

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