Davy Russell

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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(...)

 Tiger Roll ridden by Davy Russell en route to winning the  Grand National Handicap Chase at Aintree. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

There’s ample evidence in the business world as to the difficulty of changing Michael O’Leary’s mind which suggests it could be quite a task to persua(...)

 Jockey Davy Russell pours water over the head of Tiger Roll after winning the Grand National. Photograph:   Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Tiger Roll is 8-1 to secure an unprecedented Aintree Grand National hat-trick next year – but only if his owner Michael O’Leary changes his mind and l(...)

Tiger Roll pictured with trainer Gordon Elliot, groom Louise Magee  and owner Micheal O’Leary. Photograph: Tom Honan

Thousands lined the streets of Summerhill Co Meath to welcome home Tiger Roll, the winner of back-to-back Aintree Grand Nationals on Sunday evening. (...)

Tiger Roll ridden by Davy Russell  wins the  Grand National at Aintree. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Bookmakers were left ruing the “most expensive result in Grand National history” after Tiger Roll secured back-to-back victories in the showpiece at A(...)

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