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(...)

Áine Divine painting Ian McKellen

In a world full of smartphones, selfies and Instagram moments, why would anyone take the time and trouble to draw or paint a portrait? The answer is,(...)

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

Willie Mullins has indicated Djakadam is likely to return to action in this Sunday’s John Durkan Memorial Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup ru(...)

You’re becoming hysterical, Sorcha – unnecessarily so, because it’s all in hand. As my chief whip, as well as long-suffering golf partner, I’ve told Hennessy to address the gender quota issue

The old man is sitting in his usual spot in Shanahan’s, wrapping his face around a rib eye that’s so rare I wouldn’t say the cow has even noticed y(...)

Sorcha hasn’t touched her chicken paillards with pancetta and sage. She’s obviously got something on, like, her mind? I’m giving her 60 seconds, th(...)

continued demand for Jameson Whiskey in the US helped it record a 3 per cent rise in underlying sales in its first quarter

Irish Distillers owner Pernod Ricard said continued demand for Jameson Whiskey in the US helped it record a 3 per cent rise in underlying sales in its(...)

I need a new set of wheels. I’m not saying the Lambo hasn’t been good to me, but I’m moving into that age bracket now where a cool cor storts to lo(...)

Patrick Shelley of  Origin Spirits. Its first product, Kalak Vodka, is being launched this month.
New innovators: Kalak Vodka

Patrick Shelley is no stranger to prestige brands, having worked for luxury goods group, LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) for 15 years across six ma(...)

A necklace from a 2005 Bulgari  diamond collection: About €326 million of Bulgari Ireland’s sales are derived from third parties such as franchisees; €580 million comes from inter-company transactions.  Photograph: Graziella Vigo/Bloomberg

Bulgari, the Italian jewellery and luxury goods group whose gems were once favoured by Elizabeth Taylor, recorded a one-third jump in the sales of a(...)

Net income fell 23 per cent to €188.6 million ($213 million) in the six months through July, at Milan-based Prada. Photograph: Reuters.

Prada has reported first-half profits that beat analysts’ estimates as the luxury-goods maker took steps to curb rising costs, helping mitigate declin(...)