Richie Galway

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 Punchestown racecourse: flash flooding left parts of the track waterlogged.  Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Punchestown officials are “hopeful” Sunday’s cancelled card can be run on Tuesday after losing its second fixture of 2020 to the weather. Last month (...)

Action from the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown. Watering may be required for the forthcoming Dublin Racing Festival in early February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Officials at Leopardstown have confirmed they are prepared to start watering the track next week if they feel it is necessary ahead of the upcoming Du(...)

The Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy’s  eagerly-awaited return to action has been repeatedly delayed due to the going. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The absence of rain has become a real problem for Ireland’s racecourses with relatively quick ground conditions preventing some of racing’s top names (...)

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(...)

Ruby Walsh guiding Und De Sceaux to victory in the Ryanair Chase during the   Cheltenham Festival last March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Punchestown officials are keeping their fingers crossed they stay on the right side of something of a national snowline ahead of Sunday’s Grade One Jo(...)

 Robbie Power riding Sizing John (R) pips Djakadam (L) to claim the Punchestown Gold Cup last  April. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A mouth-watering clash between the new 2017 ‘Horse of the Year’ Sizing John and the history-seeking Djakadam is on the card for Sunday’s John Durkan (...)

The 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Coneygree is set to arrive in Punchestown on Monday ahead of his eagerly awaited clash with the reigning ‘blue riband’ holder, Sizing John, in Wednesday’s Coral Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fox Norton will lead British hopes on day one of Punchestown 2017 when taking on Un De Sceaux in the €250,000 Boylesports Champion Chase but track off(...)

Two Taffs ridden by Davy Russell on the way to victory in The Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Steeple Chase  at  Ayr. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

There are three days of flat racing calm before next week’s Punchestown’s National Hunt festival where officials are dreaming of a perfect season-end(...)

On The Fringe, with Nina Carberry on board, on their way to winning the St James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Getty Images.

On The Fringe may now be at the veteran stage but hunter-chasing’s superstar performer seems as good as ever to trainer Enda Bolger and he will start (...)

Willie Mullins:   won the last four renewals of the two-mile heat including with  Vautour and Douvan who went on to land Cheltenham’s Supreme Novices Hurdle. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Willie Mullins has used Punchestown’s Grade 2 feature as a major stepping stone to Cheltenham’s Supreme Novices Hurdle in recent years and the champi(...)

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