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(...)

CEO of Allianz Sean McGrath presenting first prize to Tim Smyth, captain of Kinsale Golf Club; Jo Condon, lady captain; and Michael Landers, president. Photograph: John Allen/Provision

It is reputed that Alastair Mackenzie was given a budget of £600 in old money when tasked with designing a course on Little Island in the mouth of the(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 13th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival. In each of the pr(...)

The Grade One Mares Hurdle looks an ideal opportunity for Benie Des Dieux to rebound from her final flight fall (above) at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Inpho

There’s a changing of the seasons with Ireland’s National Hunt campaign winding up at Punchestown and coinciding with the start of the 2019 classic te(...)

  Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo celebrates victory in the  Cheltenham Gold Cup  on March 15th, 2019.   Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo returns to Punchestown for the first time since his notorious mishap at last year’s festival, and trends students are likely to feel the(...)

 The Willie Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux leading  horses on the all-weather gallop in the centre of  Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins actually has a reduced Cheltenham team this week – something that might seem very unlikely indeed by the end of day one of the 2019 fes(...)

If Western Australia lives up to his official 110 rating, Ryan Moore (pictured) should prove hard to beat. Photograph: Bryan Keane

Ryan Moore is back at Dundalk on Wednesday night with two rides for Aidan O’Brien. They include Western Australia in the Listed BetVictor Patton Sta(...)

Presenting Percy and Davy Russell take the 2018 RSA Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All eyes will be on Presenting Percy at Gowran Park on Thursday as the ante-post favourite for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup makes his seasonal reap(...)

Laurina and Paul Townend romped to the Mares Novices’ Hurdle at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Laurina is set to face just three rivals when she makes her eagerly anticipated return to action at Sandown on Saturday. The six-year-old made a huge(...)

Sharjah jumps ahead of Samcro en-route to victory ar Leopardstown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Samcro bubble looked to get comprehensively burst at Leopardstown on Saturday as racing’s one-time great white hope struggled home a poor fifth in(...)

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