Winner alright...legendary jockey, Rachael Blackmore on Mr Tambourine Man, in the Killarney Races May Meeting on Sunday. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

At the end of their chat on Friday’s Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy told Rachael Blackmore to enjoy her break, him, no more than ourselves, under the im(...)

Could the Galway Festival host a summer pilot event? Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish racing is waiting for Government approval to stage pilot events in July that could see the return of limited numbers of race-goers. Horse Racin(...)

Jeff Kidder ridden by Sean Flanagan on their way to winning the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Jeff Kidder sprang a 22-1 surprise for trainer Noel Meade as he lifted the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle, the final Grade One of this year’s Punchesto(...)

Honeysuckle capped off a remarkable season with victory in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore put “the icing on the cake” of a momentous season as Honeysuckle stretched her unbeaten record to 12 races in the Paddy Power Champi(...)

Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani, left, celebrates with Paul Pogba after scoring his side’s third goal during the Europa League semi final first leg win over Roma. Photo: Jon Super/AP Photo

It’s Friday morning and a big weekend of European rugby beckons. First, Ulster face Leicester Tigers tonight in the Challenge Cup semi-finals with the(...)

Sam Twiston-Davies on Clan Des Obeaux jumps ahead of Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo during the the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

No crowds were at Punchestown to watch Clan Des Obeaux win Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Gold Cup but it’s a victory that reverberated loudly across the Irish(...)

Ruby Walsh on Kemboy comes home to win ahead of Paul Townend and  Al Boum Photo in the 2019 running of the Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It is two years since Kemboy supplied Ruby Walsh with a perfect Punchestown ‘send off’ and the Willie Mullins-trained star will try to defend Ladbroke(...)

Danny Mullins celebrates  Colreevy’s win in the  Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of the very best things about Rachael Blackmore after her golden Cheltenham and Aintree achievements was her roll of the eyes whenever a media per(...)

Rachael Blackmore on Allaho comes home to win the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Francesca Altoft/Inpho

It feels gloomily apt that public footfall at Punchestown this week is restricted to HSE testing and vaccination centres. However, a year after being(...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates her Grand National win on Minella Times. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

The most successful season in the history of Irish jumps racing finishes at Punchestown this week. It’s been a unique campaign, not least in the conte(...)

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