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The Eric McNamara-trained Black Scorpion looks an intriguing option for  the Guinness Kerry National in Listowel. Photograph: Inpho

Black Scorpion is first reserve for Wednesday’s Guinness Kerry National but could prove the answer to Listowel’s €200,000 festival feature if he gets (...)

Jessica Harrington: “I’ll talk to connections before Sunday, but it’ll be one of them taking her chance, probably Albigna.” Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A year after Alpha Centauri’s stellar career ended in shock defeat at “Irish champions weekend” Jessica Harrington is aiming for a happier Group One o(...)

Ferdy Murphy: the popular trainer has died, aged 70,  following a long battle with cancer. Photograph: Pete Norton/Getty Images

Listowel’s festival team are bracing themselves for the impact of next week’s All-Ireland football final replay on the Co Kerry racing action. The hi(...)

Rachel Blackmore on board True Self. Donnacha O’Brien teams up with the Willie Mullins-trained   six-year-old mare for the Ebor. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Jump racing’s champion trainer Willie Mullins is doubly represented as he pursues a second victory in Europe’s richest flat handicap at York on Saturd(...)

Mark Walsh on Espoir D’Allen winning  the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham back in March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s 2019 Champion Hurdle winner Espoir D’Allen has been put down following an accident at trainer Gavin Cromwell’s stables earlier this month(...)

Jezki ridden by Barry Geraghty jumps ahead of My Tent Or Yours ridden by Tony  McCoy to win the 2014  Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Barry Geraghty has paid tribute to Jezki after the 2014 Champion Hurdle winner was retired at the age of 11. Trained throughout his whole career by J(...)

 Theinval under jockey  Jeremiah McGrath riding  clear  to win The Alder Hey Children’s Charity Handicap Hurdle at Aintree in 2015. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There is a strong cross-channel element to the weekend action as the Galway festival winds up its 150-year celebrations. The British-based pair of Pr(...)

 Robbie Power on Tudor City in action during the the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap. Photograph: James Crombie

Tudor City secured a thrilling Guinness Galway Hurdle success on Thursday to give his trainer Tony Martin a timely big race boost. Martin’s fortunes(...)

 Rachael Blackmore teams up with the lightweight hope Poker Party for the Tote Galway Plate. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost, jump racing’s highest-profile female jockeys, have history in their sights in Wednesday evening’s Tote Galway Plat(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins:  Odds are  already as short as 2-7 that he will once again land the festival’s coveted leading trainer award. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The 150th renewal of the world-famous Galway Races starts on Monday evening, and Patrick Mullins is bidding to secure his own significant Ballybrit la(...)

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