Trainer Willie Mullins singled out JLT Novices’ Chase hopeful Vautour for special praise after his post-racing workout at Leopardstown on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Leopardstown

Willie Mullins singled out JLT Novices’ Chase hopeful Vautour for special praise after his post-racing workout at Leopardstown.Vautour was one of a tr(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan: “Events in the past year have highlighted the importance of providing a facility for anyone who has information they wish to report in a confidential manner.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Turf Club is prepared to pay reward money “up to five figures” for information supplied on a hotline established to combat activity which affect(...)

Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leopardstown’s €20,000 Ballsbridge Hurdle is small fry compared to Cheltenham’s upcoming delights but it could provide a timely boost today to both G(...)

(...) junction or shortly after, by persons unknown. A national Garda hunt was launched, Ma and Da Clancy did the(...)

Tony McCoy will continue after the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Festival. The 19-times champion wants the chance to win a second Grand National, in which he is set to(...)

A difficult choice, but  Noel Fehily is contracted to ride Zarkandar so must give up his chance on  his ‘favourite’  Rock On Ruby. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst

(...). The Grand National-winning rider finished seventh aboard the Ben Pauling-trained Born To Succeed in(...)

Joackey Mark Walsh will miss Cheltenham after breaking an arm in a fall at Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mark Walsh’s title aspirations were dealt a hammer blow after the leading Irish jockey suffered a broken arm in a fall at Thurles.Walsh, who rides the(...)

Jimmy Savile celebrity awed some, while his bullying, dominant personality frightened others. His fund-raising skills were seen as useful by Margaret Thatcher’s government, particularly, who “feted” Savile. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

(...)’s influence, UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt pointed to the lead role he was given in 1980 by ministers to(...)

Jimmy Savile, whose passing was initially mourned in 2011 before his crimes emerged into public view, raped or abused sixty-four victims — aged between eight and 40 — in just one hospital alone, Stoke Mandeville; though his oldest victim was 75. Photograph: PA Wire

(...) recommendations aimed at tightening up,” said Kate Lampard.Senior staff from the National Health Service (NHS(...)

Jockey Noel Fehily will ride  Zarkandar in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Noel Fehily has confirmed that his Ladbrokes World Hurdle ride will be Zarkandar rather than the horse he has won a Champion Hurdle on, Rock On Ruby.F(...)