Katie Walsh

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“You’re swept up in the whole thing, I’ll never forget it. And then Mum was crying on the phone. My family have been there for me from day one and supported me through all the dark days, so it was incredibly emotional. It was a really, really good day.”

Natalya Coyle had enjoyed plenty of good days through her sporting career, not least those ninth and sixth place finishes at the London and Rio Olympi(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins reached the milestone of training 3,000 career winners on Wednesday and will hope to start on the next “millennium” in Paris on Saturd(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, jockey David Mullins and owner Rich Ricci celebrate after winning the Ladbrokes  Champion Stayers Hurdle  with Faugheen at Punchestown on Thursday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Punchestown authorities have said changes to its festival dates are unlikely in the short term but conceded the “pros and minuses” to moving the Natio(...)

Nina Carberry has announced her retirement after a win at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Nina Carberry announced her retirement from the saddle after riding Josies Orders to victory at Punchestown on Saturday. The news comes just a day af(...)

Antey ridden by Katie Walsh (second right, green cap) gets up to win the  Novice Hurdle during day four of the Punchestown Festival 2018 in Co Kildare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Rarely, if ever, can a Grade One have been won in such dramatic style and wind up so overlooked, but that was Supasundae’s unworthy fate after the Pun(...)

Robbie Power riding Supasundae clear the last to win in the Betdaq  Champion Hurdle at Punchestown  on Friday, after Samcro’s dramatic fall. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A Punchestown festival already full of drama took another twist on Friday when the pioneering amateur jockey Katie Walsh retired from the saddle on th(...)

 Seeyouatmidnight: the proven mudlark can deliver glory for Scotland again in the Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Even the most potentially gruelling Randox Aintree Grand National for years won’t take more than a dozen minutes to run although for punters it could (...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with Relegate after winning at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Walsh will have more pressing concerns than the weight of expectation on her shoulders at 5.15pm on Saturday. In particular, the 30 daunting fe(...)

 The Chair fence at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

What is it? This is the ultimate challenge in jump racing as 40 runners and riders take on Aintree’s famous 30 Grand National fences. The course is f(...)

The world greatest horse race is ready for the off at Aintree on Saturday and for Katie Walsh, this will be her sixth attempt at winning the Grand Nat(...)

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