Davy Russell

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Jockey Davy Russell  and Dublin hurler Chris Crummy give jockey Ruby Walsh his jersey before the start of the eighth annual Hurling for Cancer Research,  in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

If the whole jockey thing hadn’t worked out for Davy Russell, he might instead have played hurling for his native Cork. That’s the opinion of other pe(...)

Louise O’Brien, corporate social responsibility manager, Boots Ireland; Averil Power, chief executive, Irish Cancer Society; Mary Attridge-Jones, night nurse; and Teresa Mannion, Night Walks for Night Nurses ambassador. Photograph: Conor McCabe

1) The annual Boots Night Walks for Night Nurses take place in Dublin and Cork this month. The walks aim to raise much needed funds for the Irish Canc(...)

Frankie Dettori won his 12th Group One of the season at Deauville. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Aidan O’Brien’s two runners in Sunday’s Group One Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville finished out of the frame as Frankie Dettori secured another stu(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott’s main hope of finally breaking his Galway Hurdle duck looks to be Chosen Mate. Photograph: PA

Veteran trainer John Joe Walsh and his stable star Davids Charm could end up settling a score with Thursday’s Guinness Galway Hurdle. In last year’s (...)

Davy Russell and Buveur D’Air  winning the Betdaq  Champion Hurdle during day four of the Punchestown Festival at Punchestown.   Photograph: PA

The vagaries of a jump jockey’s life were starkly brought home to Mark Walsh after a suspected broken sustained in a fall at Punchestown on Friday mea(...)

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(...)

Young spectators find a high vantage point to watch the proceedings at a packed Punchestown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In 2007 the Saturday of Punchestown had a crowd of just 1,500. Last year’s 35,948 attendance was the biggest on any Irish racecourse in 2018. It trum(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Royal Caviar leads over the last from Davy Russell on Some Plan in the 2017 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Paul Townend will be crowned champion jockey at the end of next week’s Punchestown festival. Rachael Blackmore is runner-up after her groundbreaking s(...)

Rashaan and Davy Russell jumping the last to win the Keelings  Hurdle during day two of the Fairyhouse Easter festival at Ratoath, Co Meath.  Photograph: PA

The one-time €8,500 Aga Khan cast-off Rashaan took his career earnings to almost €250,000 with a gutsy Grade Two success at Fairyhouse on Easter Monda(...)

 Trainer Gordon Elliott and owner Michael O’Leary escort Tiger Roll through Summerhill village, Co Meath, after he retained the  Aintree Grand National title. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team insists the formulation of next year’s Grand National handicap will determine whether or not Tiger Roll bids f(...)

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