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Irish international polo player Siobhán Herbst (astride horse) with colleague April Kent: Ms  Herbst is running what she says is Ireland’s largest polo event, for charity, in Phoenix Park.

Irish racehorses are being retrained as polo ponies as owners across Europe look for alternatives to increasingly expensive but top-rated Argentine bl(...)

Racehorse rainer Edward O’Grady. File image: Alan Betson

Leading racehorse trainer Edward O’Grady led tributes to his late wife Maria at her funeral Mass when hundreds gathered to mourn the popular televisio(...)

 David Mullins on Petit Mouchoir wins the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The return of racing at Punchestown on Wednesday indicates a changing of the seasons and Petit Mouchoir’s racecourse debut over fences will be eagerly(...)

Yorkhill, ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the JLT Novices Steeple Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Yorkhill is the headline act among 24 entries for the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on April 16th. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was an (...)

Istabraq and Charlie Swan are led back after winning their third  Champion Hurdle in a row in 2000. Photograph: Healy Racing

At the festival, every race is its own whirlwind. A twister onto itself, whipping through Cheltenham in half an hour, just in time for the next one t(...)

 Francis Flood: the  former top amateur jockey became one of Ireland’s leading National Hunt trainers.

Tributes have been paid to the Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Francis Flood who died at his home in Co Wicklow on Tuesday. He was 86. A former(...)

Jack Kennedy with Clarecam at Gigginstown Stud. “I can safely say I’ve never seen anyone so complete at 17. He’s a fantastic natural talent,” says Conor O’Dwyer. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At 17 Ruby Walsh was studying for his Leaving Cert. Tony McCoy was only six weeks shy of 18 before he rode his first winner. Putting Jack Kennedy in c(...)

Ruby Walsh clears the last on  Faugheen  on the way to winning the    Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former jockey Charlie Swan expects the “brilliant” Faugheen to win his second Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March following his stunning display at(...)

Faugheen and owner Rich Ricci are all smiles in the winner’s enclosure following their Irish Champion Hurdle win at Leopardstown. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Faugheen was acclaimed “a great champion”, and officially rated superior to his former stable companion Hurricane Fly, after a display for the a(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh celebrate Faugheen’s Champion Hurdle success at the Cheltenham Festival last March.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fresh from his spectacular recovery on Killultagh Vic on Sunday, Ruby Walsh can anticipate returning to Leopardstown with a rare pick of top-flight t(...)

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