Paul Townend

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Danny Mullins on Riven Light wins the the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap on day two of the Galway Racing Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Riven Light sealed a Lazarus-like return to glory by putting up one of the great weight-carrying performances to win Tuesday evening’s Galway feature (...)

Happily (R) is bidding for French Oaks glory on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien will hope it’s a classic case of third time lucky for his star filly Happily in Sunday’s French Oaks. Happily started favourite for bot(...)

Dermot Weld: has saddled 17 Royal Ascot winners during his career.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Dermot Weld has insisted he has “no regrets” about skipping the Irish 2,000 Guineas with Imaging and the colt is likely to line up next in Group One c(...)

 Ryan Moore riding Rhododendron to victory in the  The Dubai Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in  2016. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien attempts to secure Group One victory No. 301 of his legendary career when Rhododendron leads a four-pronged Ballydoyle challenge into Sa(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, jockey David Mullins and owner Rich Ricci celebrate after winning the Ladbrokes  Champion Stayers Hurdle  with Faugheen at Punchestown on Thursday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Punchestown authorities have said changes to its festival dates are unlikely in the short term but conceded the “pros and minuses” to moving the Natio(...)

Benie Des Dieux en route to victory at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Benie Des Dieux confirmed her superiority over Apple’s Jade in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Willie (...)

Supasundae ridden by Robbie Power clears the last on their way to winning the  Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Supasundae claimed a dramatic victory after both Samcro and Melon came to grief in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. The previously unbeaten Samcro wa(...)

David Mullins on Bellshill (left0 clears the last ahead of Patrick Mullins on Djakadam on the way to winning the  Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins likened his spectacular 9,802-1 six-timer on Day Two of the Punchestown festival to “fantasy racing” and it looks like having put the t(...)

Bellshill ridden by David Mullins (left) jumps the last ahead of Djakadam ridden by Patrick Mullins to win the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Bellshill saw off stable companion Djakadam to claim top honours in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup to give Willie Mullins a hat-trick of wins at Punch(...)

Al Bourm Photo ridden by jockey Paul Townend (right) collides with Finian’s Oscar ridden by jockey Robbie Power (left) during day one of the Punchestown Festival. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has indicated it will examine the level of detail released in future stewards’ inquiry reports in the wa(...)

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