Paul Townend

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Paul Townend guides Footpad to a convincing victory in the  Racing Post Novice Chase  as Death Duty, with Davy Russell on board, falls  at the last at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 Footpad proved the ace in Willie Mullins’s St Stephen’s Day pack with a superb Grade One success at Leopardstown.  The champion trainer f(...)

Paul Townend on Footpad on his way to winning The Racing Post Novice Steeplechase  as Davy Russell falls on Death Duty at the last. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Footpad continued his ascent over fences with an impressive victory in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Willie Mullins’s inmate looked t(...)

Paul Townend guides Faugheen over the last en route to an impressive victory in the  Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Leopardstown last month.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Paul Townend has the enviable pick of Willie Mullins’s powerful Christmas squad and the former champion jockey can aim in particular at maintaining hi(...)

Ruby Walsh on board Melon. Can  Faugheen’s young stable companion be  a potential gate-crasher for the Champion Hurdle? Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

If Cracking Smart can land Navan’s Grade Two feature on Sunday it will leave Gordon Elliott and Michael O’Leary with an impressively tight grasp on th(...)

Jack Kennedy claimed victory in Clonmel in spectacular fashion. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Teenage riding sensation Jack Kennedy once again advertised his considerable skills in the saddle when performing a minor miracle to stay aboard and e(...)

Samcro, ridden by Jack Kennedy, jumps the last to win the Monksfield Novice Hurdle at Navan Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There’s nothing more seductive for many racing fans than hitching their wagon early to the next big thing, and Samcro’s devastating Navan rout on Sund(...)

Min made a winning return at Gowran Park on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Min enjoyed a facile success on his first run since last Christmas when justifying prohibitive odds of 1-9 over fences at Gowran. The Willie Mullins-(...)

Ruby Walsh broke his leg when falling off Let’s Dance on Saturday but is confident he will be fit for the Cheltenham Festival. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ruby Walsh is confident he will be fit to ride at the Cheltenham Festival in March. The jockey’s season was derailed on Saturday when he sustained a (...)

Faugheen romped to victory on his return from injury. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Faugheen is once again at the head of the ante-post market on the Champion Hurdle after an impressive return to action in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle a(...)

Ruby Walsh won’t require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ruby Walsh remains in hospital but does not require surgery on a broken leg he sustained from a fall at Punchestown on Saturday. The top jumps jockey(...)

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