Paul Townend guides Footpad to a convincing victory in the  Racing Post Novice Chase  as Death Duty, with Davy Russell on board, falls  at the last at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 Footpad proved the ace in Willie Mullins’s St Stephen’s Day pack with a superb Grade One success at Leopardstown.  The champion trainer f(...)

Davy Russell on Death Duty on the way to winning  the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Steeplechase at Fairyhouse at the start of December. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Death Duty’s surprise inclusion in the Racing Post Novice Chase field sets up a mouthwatering clash with Footpad in the feature event on the opening d(...)

Jockey Davy Russell with Diamond Cauchois in the parade ring after winning the Tara Handicap Hurdle at Navan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

  Gordon Elliott could have up to 100 runners over next week’s Christmas programme and the season’s leading trainer maintained his relentles(...)

Sizing John returns to action at Punchestown on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John makes his eagerly-awaited reappearance in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday. Since joining(...)

Racehorse rainer Edward O’Grady. File image: Alan Betson

Leading racehorse trainer Edward O’Grady led tributes to his late wife Maria at her funeral Mass when hundreds gathered to mourn the popular televisio(...)

Robbie Power and Our Duke  in action. An impressive win would see him pressure his stable companion Sizing John at the top of the Gold Cup betting. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

It’s a shifting of the seasons weekend in Ireland with the 2017 flat campaign finishing at Naas on Sunday 24 hours after Down Royal has hosted the new(...)

Robbie Power celebrates Our Duke’s victory in the 2017 Irish Grant National. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Our Duke is the star name among 11 remaining entries in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on Saturday. Jessica Harrington’s charge dominate(...)

Petit Mouchoir has been ruled out until nafter Christmas. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dual Grade One-winning hurdler and Arkle Trophy favourite Petit Mouchoir is set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a setback. Henry de Brom(...)

Balko Des Flos and Davy Russell celebrate after winning the Tote.com Galway Plate during day three of the Galway Summer Festival at Galway Racecourse. Photo: PA

Top jockey Davy Russell secured his first Tote Galway Plate success on Wednesday aboard the Michael O’Leary owned Balko Des Flos, providing the Ryanai(...)

Balko Des Flos: will have Davy Russell on board in the Galway Plate at Ballybrit. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On Friday the Ryanair boss fired Bryan Cooper as his retained rider and it is Gigginstown Stud’s former No.1, Davy Russell, who rides Balko Des Flos f(...)

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