Finny Maguire on Coltor (right) comes home to win the   Connacht Hotel  Handicap on the opening day of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Uncertainty continues to plague much more than the racing world but big race success for Dermot Weld almost brought an element of reassurance to day o(...)

Willie Mullins has been top trainer at Galway for the last six years with 61 winners in total. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins has made nine declarations for Monday’s all-Flat opening programme at the 2021 Galway Festival including half a (...)

Willie Mullins: saw Grand Bornand (11-10) and Elite Charboniere (4-6) justifying favouritism in the colours of Rich and Susannah Ricci. The hat-trick was completed by  Eurotiep (1-6). Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins served notice that his string is firing on all cylinders for next week’s Cheltenham Festival by saddling a treble on the final day of L(...)

Galway prepares for a week of racing without racegoers at Ballybrit. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Galway races, perhaps Irish racing’s most social event of the year, will be distanced from its core appeal when beginning behind closed doors on M(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins:  Odds are  already as short as 2-7 that he will once again land the festival’s coveted leading trainer award. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The 150th renewal of the world-famous Galway Races starts on Monday evening, and Patrick Mullins is bidding to secure his own significant Ballybrit la(...)

 Robbie Power on Fox Norton winning the BoyleSports Champion Steeplechase at Punchestown Festival in 2017. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Robbie Power will try to stop Altior’s winning streak when teaming up with Fox Norton in Ascot’s three-runner Grade One feature on Saturday. T(...)

Aubrey McMahon onboard Uradel comes home to win the Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap at Ballybrit on Monday. Paul Townend will be up in Saturday’s feature. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins has dominated this week’s Galway festival so it’s only apt he once again looks the most important figure in terms of Saturday’s feature(...)

Aubrey McMahon guides Whiskey Sour to victory  in the the Connacht Hotel Handicap at Ballybrit on Monday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former champion jockey Declan McDonogh takes over from Aubrey McMahon on Whiskey Sour in Friday evening’s €100,000 Galway feature and the Willie Mulli(...)