Paul Townend

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Jockey Rugby Walsh with trainer Willie Mullins out on the gallops on Monday morning. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Time may yet prove 2017’s Stan James Champion Hurdle to be a vintage renewal but it looks anything but beforehand. So maybe stranger things will happe(...)

Owner Rich Ricci: he said the decision to run his star mares Limini and Vroum Vroum Mag against each other at Cheltenham was “straightforward”

Owner Rich Ricci has described the decision to run his two star mares, Limini and Vroum Vroum Mag, against each other at Cheltenham on Tuesday as “str(...)

Bryan Cooper warmed up for Cheltenham with victory on Ball D’Arc at Naas. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ball D’Arc came out on top as four Gigginstown House Stud-owned horses battled it out for the Naas Directors Plate Novice Chase. Five runners were de(...)

Mark Walsh guiding  Carlingford Lough to victory in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown last year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing’s most prestigious Grade One card is almost invariably interpreted with an eye kept on its likely impact on the upcoming Cheltenham festi(...)

Douvan ridden by Ruby Walsh jumps the last to win The Boylesports Tied Cottage Steeplechase at Punchestown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

When asked to rate his ability as an amateur jockey, the former head of Bank of Ireland Mark Hely Hutchinson used to famously point out that he rode A(...)

Ruby Walsh notched up a 100 winner at Thurles during the week. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The outcome of a 6.30am Ascot inspection could yet see Ruby Walsh with opportunities to move off the 100-winner mark for the season in Ireland at Nava(...)

 Paul Townend will ride all four Mullins runners at Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The handful of St Stephen’s Day runners Willie Mullins sent to Limerick made a major impact and many will bet lightening can strike again on Wednesda(...)

Douvan with groom Rachel Robbins and trainer Willie Mullins  after the  Paddy Power Cashcard Chase victory at Leopardstown. Photograph:  PA Wire.

Douvan’s grip on the racing public’s imagination can be gauged by how Willie Mullins continued his Christmas festival blitz with a thrilling 46-1 ‘fi(...)

It was a good day for Willie Mullins with trebles at Limerick and Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Bellshill continued his progression over fences with victory in the Shannon Airport Novice Chase at Limerick. The Willie Mullins-trained six-year-ol(...)

Paul Townend takes over  the ride on favourite Bellshill in the featured Grade 2 Shannon Airport Novice Chase at Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Playing second-fiddle to Ruby Walsh in the Willie Mullins operation continues to pay first-class dividends for Paul Townend, who can prove the point a(...)

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