Mark Walsh

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Owega Star, seen here winning the Tara Hurdle in Navan two years ago, is versatile and can exploit clean round of jumping to the full. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If ever a favourite’s name is fit for big-race success at Leopardstown it is Foxrock in the €190,000 Paddy Power Chase but Owega Star could yet gallop(...)

Gilgamboa impressed to win the Shannon Airport Novice Chase at Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Limerick report: A tilt at the Irish Arkle looks likely to be next on the agenda for Gilgamboa after Enda Bolger’s classy performer made it two from t(...)

Gilgamboa will be the principal focus of the McManus team’s attention at Limerick on Friday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Gilgamboa skips a clash with Vautour at Leopardstown in favour of an appearance closer to home in Limerick’s €39,000 Grade Two St Stephen’s Day fea(...)

Barry Geraghty aboard Jezki holding off My Tent Or Yours ridden by AP McCoy to win The Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Mark Walsh has been lined up to ride Jezki in Sunday’s Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown in the event Barry Geraghty is unavailable.With ow(...)

Barry Geraghty and Jezki after winning the 2014 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Inpho

Nicky Henderson’s plans for this weekend’s Cheltenham fixture look like proving crucial to whether Barry Geraghty will be reunited with his Champion (...)

Barry Geraghty: takes over in the plate today on Flaxen Flare. Photograph: James Crombie

Aidan O’Brien’s focus is on the upcoming Champions Weekend but he won’t be alone in examining with interest how his runner Plinth fares in a rematch w(...)

When it comes to the virtue of silence, Tony McCoy likes to quotes his boss JP McManus – “Imagine all the fish in the world that’d be alive if they’d (...)

Tony McCoy on board Plinth gets up to beat Ruby Walsh and Ivan Grozny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Cheltenham festival may not be Aidan O’Brien’s priority anymore but a Grade Two victory for Plinth at Fairyhouse today cou(...)

Hurricane Fly ridden by Ruby Walsh (right) races to the finish to win the Ryanair Hurdle during day four of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Hurricane Fly brilliantly defended his title in a star-studded renewal of the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown.The Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old (...)

Runners and riders in the Grade One Racing Post Novice Chase during Day One of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival yesterday.photograph: niall carson/pa

Gold Cups and Champion Hurdles might represent the pinnacle but while JP McManus knows what they’re like to win, the legendary owner relishes successf(...)

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