Road To Riches, ridden by Bryan Cooper, clears the last fence on his way to victory at Clonmel in November in what was his sole start to date so far this term. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

It is 20 years since Imperial Call won the then Hennessy en route to landing the Cheltenham Gold Cup six weeks later and Road To Riches is a hot-favo(...)

First Lieutenant with Barry Geraghty on board:  Mouse Morris charge may shed his ‘nearly’ horse reputation in Saturday’s Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Since he’s owned by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, First Lieutenant is hardly a comfortable fit for any “little guy” role, but he will still be a hugel(...)

Ivanovich Gorbatov  faces danger from three top-class fillies in Saturday’s Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The gambled-on Triumph Hurdle favourite Ivanovich Gorbatov could have to overcome ‘Girl Power’ if he is to successfully advertise his Cheltenham fest(...)

Eddie O’Leary: Updates on race plans for Gigginstown Stud runners. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Ante-post favourite Road To Riches is set to lead a powerful Gigginstown Stud team in Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup, as doubts surround the participation(...)

Felix Yonger ridden by Ruby Walsh clears the last on the way to winning the BoyleSports Tied Cottage Steeplechase  at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The attention that comes with having assembled perhaps the most powerful string of National Hunt horses ever seen is hardly a drawback that will have(...)

Trainer Phillip Fenton:  was disqualified by the Turf Club for three years in 2014 over possession of banned animal substances. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The long-awaited report from racing’s Anti-Doping Task Force, set up in the aftermath of the steroids controversy that saw trainer Philip Fenton disq(...)

Ruby Walsh may have to choose between Vautour and Djakadam in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Those making Willie Mullins an odds-on favourite to be champion trainer in Britain this season are pinning their confidence on him dominating Chelten(...)

Henry De Bromhead: keeping Identity Thief fresh for a tilt at Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The impact of Willie Mullins’s dominance is a regular racing debate but bookmakers appear to believe it will certainly be a negative in terms of thei(...)

Queen Mother Champion Chase hopeful Sizing Granite has moved from Harry De Bromhead’s yard  to Colm Murphy’s Wexford stable. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Grade 1 winning chaser Sizing Granite has been moved to Co Wexford trainer Colm Murphy by his owners, Ann and Alan Potts. Formerly handled by (...)

National Hunt ownership is failing to keep up with gains made in flat racing, despite increased prize money and minimum race values, an issue Horse Racing Ireland will be making a priority of addressing throughout 2016. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Irish racing’s focus through 2016 will be on revitalising ownership levels in the National Hunt sector, after 2015 industry statistics appeared to rev(...)