Mark Walsh

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Champ ridden by jockey Barry Geraghty on his way to winning the Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle on Friday at Aintree. Photograph: PA

Barry Geraghty is expected to miss the ride on leading fancy Anibale Fly in Saturday’s Grand National after suffering a suspected broken leg in a cras(...)

Mark Walsh riding Sir Erec clears the last jump to win the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown on February 3rd. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A lot of Irish emotion is going to be invested in Presenting Percy’s Gold Cup challenge, but much of Ireland’s final day financial investment will pro(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen made the comments at the Cheltenham racing festival. File photograph: Eric Luke

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen said he expects the UK to delay Brexit but could not say what it would bring as there was “very little room” for the EU t(...)

 Espoir D’Allen ridden by Mark Walsh races to victory during the Champion Hurdle Challenge at Cheltenham. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ireland rarely delights in a Cromwell victory, but this win at Cheltenham was sweet, particularly when there was little to cheer about Brexit at a cer(...)

Mark Walsh celebrates victory on Espoir D’Allen in the Champion Hurdle during the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The label of ‘Most Popular Cromwell in Ireland’ might ordinarily be regarded as damning with faint praise but Espoir D’Allen’s surprise Unibet Champio(...)

Ted Walsh: “There’s no such thing as us against them. It’s my horse against the others, and where they come from or go home to doesn’t enter into it.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

At the 1989 Cheltenham festival, the Irish knew their fate early on the first day. For the previous two years, Tommy Carmody had ridden Galmoy to win (...)

The JP McManus-owned  Jezki will not be travelling to Cheltenham this year. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

JP McManus has removed three handicap contenders from his Cheltenham team but remains an odds-on favourite to beat his rival Michael O’Leary to next w(...)

Mark Walsh is fourth in this season’s Irish jockeys’ championship with 57 winners. They include Grade One wins on the Arkle favourite Le Richebourg at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last-minute tickets to Cheltenham will be the order of the weekend and leading jockey Mark Walsh will try and help Farid earn one at Fairyhouse today.(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins is not concerned about a flat start to the new year that has yielded just four wins from 26 runners. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Willie Mullins has dismissed any significance to a dip in the usual strike rate of his hugely powerful string during the opening weeks of the new year(...)

Jack Kennedy and Battleoverdoyen took the Grande One Lawlor’s Novice Hurdle at Naas. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gordon Elliott landed the first Grade One prize of 2019 when his unbeaten novice Battleoverdoyen emerged victorious at Naas on Sunday. Having dominat(...)

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