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Trainer Willie Mullins during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 13th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival. In each of the pr(...)

Rashaan and Davy Russell jumping the last to win the Keelings  Hurdle during day two of the Fairyhouse Easter festival at Ratoath, Co Meath.  Photograph: PA

The one-time €8,500 Aga Khan cast-off Rashaan took his career earnings to almost €250,000 with a gutsy Grade Two success at Fairyhouse on Easter Monda(...)

Ted Walsh: “There’s no such thing as us against them. It’s my horse against the others, and where they come from or go home to doesn’t enter into it.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

At the 1989 Cheltenham festival, the Irish knew their fate early on the first day. For the previous two years, Tommy Carmody had ridden Galmoy to win (...)

The eternal struggle between Wile E Coyote and the Roadrunner

Maybe Jacob Rees-Mogg really did refer to the euro as the “acne of failure” at a Brexit rally last month, as reported by the online Daily Express and (...)

Moira O’Neill, who has died aged 94, was possibly the oldest hotelier in Ireland and certainly one of the most celebrated. For more than seven decades(...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy on Squouateur before the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photograph: PA

The hand of history is all over the 2016 Boylesports Irish Grand National but its destiny could rest in the hands of its youngest jockey as Jack Kenne(...)

How the Irish Times reported Arkle’s third successive Gold Cup win in 1966.

Half a century later, and even among other notable Cheltenham Gold Cup anniversaries, there’s no disputing the significance of Arkle’s hat-trick of vi(...)

Faugheen: “A rather plain-looking ex-pointer, who has yet to fully capture the public imagination.” Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

He’s a near-unbackable favourite to take his unbeaten career record to a perfect 10 out of 10 at Punchestown today and yet an argument can be made th(...)

Willie Mullins at the gallops at his Closutton headquarters in Carlow. He will bring a formidable 50-strong team to Cheltenham. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

The scale of Willie Mullins’s overarching influence at Cheltenham next week can be gauged in any number of statistical permutations, but few have put (...)

Arkle Collection:  sold last week at Graham Budd Auctions in Mayfair for £65,000

The “Arkle Collection” of memorabilia associated with Ireland’s most famous racehorse has been shipped to London and sold at auction. The privately ow(...)

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