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(...)

Donagh Meyler celebrates his victory on Blow by Blow in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Blow By Blow just about summed it up. Not only did the appropriately-named winner of the penultimate event of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival describe t(...)

 Jack Kennedy riding Shattered Love clear the last to win The JLT Novices Steeple Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

In years to come Missed Approach could become a pub quiz standard as the name of the horse that prevented an unprecedented Irish clean sweep of a Chel(...)

Racegoers watch the JLT Novices’ Chase at  the 2018 Cheltenham Festival: There are 25,000 annual horse movements between the UK, France and Ireland. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Henry de Bromhead would be more than familiar with European Union red tape. The trainer, who won Thursday’s feature Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham (...)

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