Willie Mullins: has seven of the 11 entries left in the Paddy Power flat race at Naas on Sunday.

A quartet of Grade Two contests will be the black-type highlights this weekend but it is a comparatively low-key €13,500 contest at Naas this Sunday (...)

Vigil (far right) finishes fifth behind stable companion Silver Concorde in last year’s Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Ireland’s champion flat jockey Pat Smullen is set to try and break his Cheltenham festival duck when he again teams up with Vigil for the Weatherbys (...)

Trainer Enda Bolger has high hopes for Gilgamboa despite loss at Navan.

Cheltenham may be the overwhelming racing focus right now but Enda Bolger is already looking forward to next season with his star novice Gilgamboa who(...)

The idea of Woods giving up golf is ridiculous. Even if never breaks par again, there’s still millions to be made. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA

So Tiger Woods is on sabbatical, perhaps never to return, crippled with his back and apparently struggling with nerves that stubbornly refuse to do wh(...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)

 Derek O’Connor, the first jockey to ride 1,000 point-to-point winners in Ireland. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

  The Cragmore track in Co Limerick was the location for a piece of racing history on Sunday when Derek O’Connor became the first jockey t(...)

Champagne Fever, ridden by Ruby Walsh, on the way to beating My Tent Or Yours ridden by Tony McCoy to win the William Hill Supreme Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2013. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With just over three weeks to the start of Cheltenham 2015, this weekend’s trials are something of a last-chance saloon in terms of establishing firm (...)

Henry de Bromhead said that Sizing Europe is in good form and is being trained towards Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sizing Europe could yet extend his remarkable Cheltenham record even further with trainer Henry De Bromhead planning to make a late call on whether or(...)

Ruby Walsh makes the trip to Down Royal today for one ride on Tony Martin’s Spacious Sky. Photo credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ruby Walsh goes to Down Royal today for a single ride as Tony Martin turns to the champion jockey for Spacious Sky in a handicap hurdle.The six-year-o(...)

Hurricane Fly will be bidding to relive the glory of his 2013 Champion Hurdle win at next month’s Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The consensus that Hurricane Fly has never shown his best form at Cheltenham doesn’t appear to be backed up by hard fact as the Anglo-Irish handica(...)