Paul Townend

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Sizing Europe on way to victory in the Paddy Power Chase at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival last year. The 11-year-old has a 50% success rate at the course. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just five days shy of his official 12th birthday, and less than three months before his real one on March 24th, the star veteran Sizing Europe can suc(...)

 Willie Mullins enjoyed two winners at Limerick on the first day of the Christmas Festival. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

The Paparrazi Kid upstaged stable companion Felix Yonger in the feature Greenmount Park Novice Chase at Limerick on St Stephen’s Day.Felix Yonger was (...)

Willie Mullins: could be celebrating 100 winners this season at Fairyhouse today.

Breaking records is no novelty to Willie Mullins and the champion trainer can secure another one today at Fairyhouse if he collects what has now becom(...)

Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins will be strongly represented at Navan today.

Even the lure of the Aintree Grand National fences can’t tempt Ruby Walsh away from Navan this afternoon which is hardly surprising considering some o(...)

Simenon will again be ridden by Richard Hughes in the Japan Cup after the partnership’s creditable fourth in the Melbourne Cup earlier this month. Photograph: PA Wire

Willie Mullins’s weekend reach extends from Kilkenny to Ascot, and on to Tokyo where Simenon will fly the Irish flag in the €4.1 million Japan Cup.It(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Paul Townend will be hoping Drive Time can make up for last year’s disappointment

Paul Townend and Drive Time have vastly different experiences of the Guinness Galway Hurdle but together they can land Irish jump racing’s most lucrat(...)

The top stayer Solwhit will be a first runner at Auteuil for Co Limerick trainer Charles Byrnes when he lines up in tomorrow’s French Champion Hurdle (...)

Davy Russell celebrates being crowned  Champion Jockey with his father Gerry on the final day of the  Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Willie Mullins ended his Punchestown Festival on a high as he claimed the final two Grade Ones of the week to take his tally for the meeting to(...)

Liberty Counsel (left) is given a peach of a ride by conditional jockey Ben Dalton.

Liberty Counsel’s shock 50 to 1 victory in yesterday’s Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse was a skinning result for the bookies but a(...)

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