Galway prepares for a week of racing without racegoers at Ballybrit. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Galway races, perhaps Irish racing’s most social event of the year, will be distanced from its core appeal when beginning behind closed doors on M(...)

Barry Geraghty aboard Epatante celebrate their victory in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

JP McManus celebrated his 69th birthday with a perfect Unibet Champion Hurdle present from Epatante on Day One of the 2020 Cheltenham festival. No own(...)

Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The unbeaten Honeysuckle is one of 13 opportunities Rachael Blackmore has to make it a very lucky Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend.(...)

Patrick Mullins celebrates winning the Matheson Hurdle on Sharjah at Leopardstown Racecourse in December 2019. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champion amateur jockey Patrick Mullins has called for the Dublin Racing Festival to include a hunter chase in future. The amalgamation of Leopardsto(...)

Patrick Mullins guiding Faugheen to victory in the Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase at Limerick on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Willie Mullins camp has expressed confidence in Leopardstown’s authorities providing suitable ground conditions for the upcoming Dublin Racing Fes(...)

Battleoverdoyen with Davy Russell en route to winning Neville Hotels Novice Steeplechase at Leopardstown on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leopardstown officials will consider a watering policy ahead of the ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ after ground concerns turned Sunday’s Grade One novice ch(...)

The Westport team react after accidentally breaking the Connacht Cup trophy, at the Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A – Asking for trouble Headline on the The42.ie ahead of Ireland’s Six Nations meeting with England back in February: “England adds experienced Josep(...)

Jack Kennedy falls off Hardline during the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As dilemmas go Henry De Bromhead has an enviable one in trying to decide what race A Plus Tard might line up in at the Cheltenham festival in March. (...)

Patrick Mullins onboard Faugheen leaves Jack Kennedy and  Samcro trailing on the way to winning the the Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase at Limerick. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The remarkable Faugheen defied the years in style with a first Grade One success over fences at Limerick on a crammed St Stephen’s Day racing programm(...)

Ireland’s depth of emerging steeplechase talent means dividing it between Leopardstown and Limerick on St Stephen’s Day still throws up a couple of €1(...)

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