Willie Mullins: “He will be left in both and I’ll have to see. He was second in Newcastle last year so he likes the track. We will make a decision later in the week.”

Arctic Fire has been installed an early odds-on favourite for Sunday’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle but Willie Mullins faces a choice between the (...)

 Ruby Walsh riding Vautour  clear from the last to win The Stella Artois 1965 Steeple Chase from Ptit Zig at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

If first impressions really do count then ante-post odds as short as 5-4 about Douvan winning the Arkle at Cheltenham next March mightn’t be ridiculou(...)

Ruby Walsh and Vautour will be the ones to watch at Ascot today. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Since he might not even be the best in his own yard, it could be a major exaggeration to describe Vautour as a “horse in a million”, but the Cheltenha(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Douvan clear past the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham in  March. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Navan hosts the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Chase on Sunday, plus the Grade Two Monksfield Novice Hurdle but both could be overshadowed if Douvan line(...)

Jockey Katie Walsh is set to ride the in-form joint-topweight On The Shannon. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

It is just 10 days until Fairyhouse hosts its Grade One ‘Winter Festival’ but the Co Meath track has a landmark moment on an otherwise relatively r(...)

Grundy ridden by Pat Eddery comes home to win the George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on July 26th, 1975, ahead of Bustino ridden by Joe Mercer (left) and Dahlia ridden by Lester Piggott (second right). Photograph: PA

Pat Eddery was one of the world’s great riders and perhaps Ireland’s finest flat-race jockey of all. He was unquestionably the most successful. Only (...)

Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

With such an Australian flavour to sport at the moment, I stumbled across an arresting headline: “Greyhound Racing – an appalling anachronism whose(...)

Faugheen is already a 1-8 favourite with Paddy Power to make a winning start to the  new season in the €85,000 Grade One Stan James Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The veteran Thousand Stars secured Willie Mullins a first Grade One of the new winter campaign in Paris on Saturday, and it is the champion trainer’s (...)

Aidan O’Brien: ‘There is a good chance we will go for the Championships.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Australian runners failed to hit the bullseye during Melbourne’s spring carnival, but Ireland’s top flat trainer could have his fir(...)

 Free Eagle ridden by Pat Smullen (left) wins the Prince of Wales Stakes during Royal Ascot 2015. Photo:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ireland’s winter jumps campaign continues to gather momentum but Dermot Weld’s is looking ahead to one of this country’s top-rated flat stars, Free(...)