Noel Meade: ground conditions are immaterial for his big-race hope,  the notably versatile Snow Falcon, a high-class staying hurdler. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpo

Trainer Noel Meade was one of those critical of the decision to make Tote Galway Plate day an evening fixture although a couple of hours here or there(...)

“We’ll see what the lads (owners) want to do but we’ve been happy with him since France,” O’Brien said. “That’s the way we’re thinking at the moment and we’ll see what this week will bring.”

Bookmakers rate Kew Gardens as the prime contender to become a ‘Lucky’ 13th Irish trained winner of this Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabe(...)

Happily (R) is bidding for French Oaks glory on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien will hope it’s a classic case of third time lucky for his star filly Happily in Sunday’s French Oaks. Happily started favourite for bot(...)

 Seamie Heffernan on Actress won the Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh. Photo: Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Actress made just about all the running to win the TRM Ballyogan Stakes in clear-cut fashion at the Curragh. Seamie Heffernan bounced(...)

Benie Des Dieux en route to victory at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Benie Des Dieux confirmed her superiority over Apple’s Jade in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Willie (...)

Douvan could give Willie Mullins a valuable prize in the €275,000 Boylesports Champion Chase. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Ireland’s National Hunt season finishes at this week’s Punchestown festival with a sporting showdown between Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott that ev(...)

Monalee  looks sure to start favourite for the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Both Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott are represented in all three Grade One races on the first day of Punchestown 2018. So too is Henry De Bromhead.(...)

  Petit Mouchoir: the grey’s  reaction  to the Grand National day atmosphere could be more significant to his chances of a first top-flight victory over fences than the opposition. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team will hope for a pre-Grand National Grade One boost at Aintree on Saturday. In contrast to Cheltenham, where h(...)

 Davy Russell is set to team up with Tiger Roll for the first time in almost four years at Aintree.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

 Davy Russell, and those punters who’ve made Tiger Roll favourite with some firms for Saturday’s Randox Grand National, are likely to know their (...)

Jockey Davy Russell celebrates after winning the Ryanair Steeple Chase on Balko Des Flos at  Cheltenham. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Davy Russell edged out Jack Kennedy to secure the Cheltenham’s Leading Jockey Award for the first time in his illustrious career. Kennedy joined Russ(...)

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