Leighton Aspell and Many Clouds won the 2015 Grand National. Photograph: Getty

Officials at Aintree have announced next year’s Crabbie’s Grand National will be run at 5(...)

Coal-fired generators in Hebei, China. The successful development of clean energy is likely to rely heavily on investment by the private sector. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

(...) national commitments will not, on their own, halt global warming, but they represent a major step towards(...)

Davy Russell onboard Valseur Lido, who is a possible for the Becher Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

(...) is also a possible for the Becher Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree on Saturday(...)

Gigginstown Stud’s Identity Thief ridden by Bryan Cooper jumps the last in winning at Newcastle. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Hurricane Fly’s retirement will leave a gaping gap in Leopardstown’s Ryanair Hurdle this Christmas but Gigginstown Stud’s Identity Thief looks (...)

Willie Mullins has been pleased with the progress of Annie Power as the mare continues recovery from injury. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins raised the possibility of Annie Power making a competitive appearance before the Cheltenham Festival after issuing a positive (...)

Bryan Cooper rides No More Heroes to victory in the  Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Steeplechase at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

(...). But the first major National Hunt fixture of the season revealed again how rare such feelgood “little(...)

Trainer Pat Fahy:  he initially reported he would consider an appeal after consulting with Frank Berry, racing manager to Shantou Ed’s owner JP McManus, and a day later did not rule it out

Trainer Pat Fahy has indicated he is considering an appeal against a €1,000 fine after his runner Shantou Ed was suspended for 30 days for br(...)

Alvisio Ville: faces a tough task on his first start over fences in the 11.40 opener at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

JP McManus has 19 runners carrying his famous colours at the opening session of Fairyhouse’s ‘Winter Festival’ today but of them all perhaps th(...)

Bryan Cooper on Identity Thief: the jockey has skipped Newbury’s Hennessy Gold Cup for a trip to Newcastle. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Henry De Bromhead’s career haul of Grade 1 victories currently stands at 13 but the in-form trainer will hope Identity Thief proves a lucky r(...)

Tony McCoy rides Jezki (right) to win the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle as Ruby Walsh on Arctic Fire falls earlier this year in Liverpool. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Since National Hunt racing’s elite performers invariably target Cheltenham in March there(...)