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 (centre): ‘I’d love to get off one in Punchestown, pull the saddle off and tell Willie [Mullins] that I won’t be out for the next one.’ Photograph: PA Wire

It’s 20 years since Ruby Walsh first hit the Grade One bullseye at the Punchestown festival and the renowned rider can mark that anniversary in top-fl(...)

Barry Geraghty onboard Sire Du Berlais comes home ahead of Tobefair to win the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s famous green and gold colours visited the Cheltenham festival winners enclosure three times on Thursday. A Grade One JLT victory for the(...)

Ricky Doyle on Mystique Heights clears the last to win the Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle at Naas Racecourse, Co Kildare on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The high-profile businessman Luke Comer got 2019 off to a flying start on the racecourse when training a 16-1 winner at Naas on Sunday. Mystique Heig(...)

Edwulf is ridden by Derek O’Connor  to take the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown last February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Being a top amateur jockey in Ireland has always been widely regarded as a full-time job. But it’s a way of life for Derek O’Connor. Point-to-point r(...)

Just Wait And See ridden by  Billy Gleeson  on the way to winning the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Seán Breen Memorial Chase For The Ladies Perpetual Cup during day one of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Whether either Willie Mullins or Gordon Elliott will get a bigger kick out of winning the trainers championship than John Gleeson did for Just Wait An(...)

On The Fringe, with Nina Carberry on board, on their way to winning the St James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Getty Images.

On The Fringe may now be at the veteran stage but hunter-chasing’s superstar performer seems as good as ever to trainer Enda Bolger and he will start (...)