Paul Townend

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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(...)

Mega Fortune, with Davy Russell, jump the last on their way to winning the Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown last year. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

There was a sad outcome to the Maurice Power Solicitors Hurdle at Limerick, where Grade One winner and Triumph Hurdle runner-up Mega Fortune suffered (...)

 Willie Mullins: has  claimed the Ascot Stakes twice before with both Simenon (2012) and Clondaw Warrior (2015).  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Willie Mullins was out of luck on his New York expedition on Friday but Ireland’s champion jumps trainer will hope for better fortune on more familia(...)

Arctic Fire and Paul Townend after winning the County Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Friday’s Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle could ultimately present Arctic Fire with a chance to step into the Grade One spotlight although first he (...)

Robbie Power on board Sizing John (right) lands over the last behind Djakadam (centre) and Coneygree (left) before going on to win the  Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sizing John came out on top after a pulsating climax to the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup to complete the Treble Crown after last month’s win in the Chel(...)

Ruby Walsh on winner Renneti, meets young fan Ben Denning age 6 from Delvin, Co. Westmeath after the Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle, at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival. Photo: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Renneti took full advantage of the late absence of red-hot favourite Sutton Place to win the Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Faryhouse. The Grade(...)

Ruby Walsh rode a Sunday double at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins continued his excellent record in the Normans Grove Chase as Ballycasey made all in the Grade Two contest at Fairyhouse. The County Ca(...)

Paul Townend celebrates his win aboard Penhill  in the  Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Racing doesn’t lend itself easily to flag-waving but with Irish-trained horses having beaten their home counterparts by a stunning 19-9 winner tally, (...)

 Paul Townend celebrates winning the  Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle on Penhill for Willie Mullins. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Arctic Fire put up a terrific weight-carrying performance to give Willie Mullins a fifth Cheltenham Festival winner of the week in the Randox Health C(...)

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