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Dublin: 10 °C Thursday 21 March, 2019

Friday 15 March, 2019

Willie Mullins: 'I haven't let the Gold Cup burrow into my mind but now it's arrived it's fantastic'

Al Boum Photo’s victory helped lift the mood after Sir Erec’s death earlier in the day.

Thursday 14 March, 2019

Johnny Ward's Day 3 verdict: No Festival for old men... unless you're Barry Geraghty

There was some inspirational displays at Prestbury Park today.

Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Johnny Ward's Day 2 verdict: British racing bosses doing their best to bring an end to the sport

There was another day of drama and emotion in the Cotswolds, meanwhile.

Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Johnny Ward's Day 1 verdict: Ruby lives to fight another day as Blackmore breaks through

It was an afternoon of high emotion at Prestbury Park.

Friday 8 March, 2019

Friday 1 March, 2019

Johnny Ward: Easy to lose your marbles on annual Festival preview circuit

Making predictions, sharing gossip and enjoying a couple of pints in the run up to the Prestbury Park.

Friday 22 February, 2019

Johnny Ward: Aidan O'Brien's youngest son concentrating on riding while he can keep the weight down

20-year-old jockey Donnacha hasn’t ruled out following in the footsteps of his father and brother by becoming a trainer.

Friday 15 February, 2019

Johnny Ward: Presenting Percy's public deserve to hear more from enigma trainer Kelly

The Gold Cup favourite will likely be entered in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse next week.

Friday 1 February, 2019

Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance

The 26-year-old has had to deal with losing the Gigginstown job but retirements will leave a gap to fill and he’s as good as anyone else left, writes Johnny Ward.

Friday 25 January, 2019

We love an underdog and Cromwell could provide one with Champion Hurdle hope

A successful farrier by trade, the Meath trainer has already enjoyed 31 jumps winners this season, writes columnist Johnny Ward.

Friday 18 January, 2019

'The season has been a mess because of the weather' - tough going ahead of Dublin Racing Festival

Watering in January? Welcome to global warming, writes Johnny Ward in his first column for The42.

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