Nichols Canyon clears the last ahead of Faugheen and goes on to win  the Morgiana Hurdle in November, Faugheen’s only loss in 12 races. The pair clash in Sunday’s Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Critics who label Irish jump racing as little more than a Willie Mullins show can to an extent justifiably point to Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle(...)

JD Sports Fashion said it expects full-year profit above market expectations after a “very strong” Christmas. Photograph: Bloomberg.

British retailer JD Sports Fashion said it expects full-year profit above market expectations after a “very strong” Christmas, sending its shares to a(...)

As Howard Schultz of Starbucks, a superb peddler of drivel, put it: “Innovation is the force that will . . . enable us to expand and increase revenues and profits – always through  the lens of humanity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Last year was a ripping one for flannel. I know I say that every year, but 2015 broke all records for obfuscation, euphemism and ugliness. Sifting thr(...)

Dan Skelton:  “He was very good at Newbury and he jumped very well. It’s a good race and he will need another performance like the one at Newbury to win.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Dan Skelton feels Three Musketeers needs to put in a performance similar to his recent Newbury success if he is to defy a penalty and win the Betbrigh(...)

Douvan (left) and Vautour in Willie Mullins’s yard in Closesutton, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There’s an irony in Ireland’s joint-Horses of the Year for 2015, Don Cossack and Faugheen, being on Christmas duty at Kempton which will probably was(...)

Consistent: Don Cossack and jockey Bryan Cooper clear a fence on the way to winning this year’s Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Steeplechase in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a decade since Tom Taaffe saddled the last Irish-trained King George VI Chase winner, Kicking King. It’s half a century since Taaffe’s father, Pa(...)

The men I spoke to, and asked to try out a few products for me, said they prefer packaging that is simple, clean and leaning towards neutral, rather than anything overtly masculine or “trying too hard”
Naturally... cosmetics for men
  • Beauty
  • November 21, 2015, 03:00

Over the past couple of months, I’ve spoken to male friends, colleagues and family members about skincare to find out what products men like and wh(...)

 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(...)

Aiden Cotter of Bord Bia pictured presenting an award to Tom Burgess of Coolattin Cheddar for their Mount Leinster Clothbound at the Irish Cheese Awards at The Grainstore, Ballymaloe House in Cork. Photograph: Diane Cusack

There is no cheese grater than the cloth-bound farmhouse cheddar produced by Tullow’s big cheese Tom Burgess, which was declared Gouda-nuff to Brie(...)

Don Cossack will be bidding to cement his Cheltenham Gold Cup credentials with victory at Down Royal on Saturday. Photograph:Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud looks set to fly the flag for the home team in Saturday’s first Grade One of the National Hunt season at Down Roya(...)