Ruby Walsh celebrates Clondaw Warrior’s victory in the Galway Hurdle last year at Ballybrit. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clondaw Warrior will have to overcome both history and topweight if he’s to land back-to-back victories in next week’s €300,000 Guinness Galway Hurdle(...)

Measureofmydreams (centre) and jockey Donagh Meyler take a fall during the  Grand National  at Aintree on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gordon Elliott had to settle for the runner-up spot in Saturday’s Aintree National but he is preparing to run up to 10 horses in next week’s Boylespor(...)

A Toi Phil  with Jack Kennedy aboard after winning the coral.ie Leopardstown Handicap Chase  on Sunday.  Photograph: Patrick McCann

When it was pointed out to Gordon Elliott after A Toi Phil’s narrow success in the Leopardstown Chase on Sunday that he has now won all seven of the l(...)

Ger Fox on Rouge Angel and Ruby Walsh on Bless The Wings jumping the last together in last Easter’s Irish Grand National. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

The concentration of talent among an elite few in top Graded races is a recurring racing theme, but rarely can one figure have cast such a large shado(...)

Donagh Meyler celebrates on Lord Scoundrel after winning the TheTote.com Galway Plate (Handicap Chase) during day three of the Galway Festival in Ballybrit. Photograph:  PA Wire.

Winning the Tote Galway Plate on Lord Scoundrel was always going to guarantee popularity for his young jockey Donagh Meyler but the 2016 finish of Ire(...)

President Michael D Higgins puts a bet on Clarcam in the big race on the Tote at the Galway Plate Day. Photograph: Ray Ryan

It started with a five-shilling tote double bet on a warm summer’s day in 1962. Fifty-four years later John Mulholland still lives and breathes Ballyb(...)

Sandra Hughes aims to maintain family tradition in Liverpool today with her Irish Grand National hero Thunder And Roses getting a ‘sighter’ of the fa(...)