Zawraq, ridden by Pat Smullen, comes home alone to win the  2,000 Guineas Trial  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Dermot Weld’s stunning start to the flat season continued with a near 39-1 Leopardstown four-timer that featured a genuine classic contender in Zawra(...)

Leopardstown chief executive Pat Keogh

The traditional pre-Cheltenham workouts at Leopardstown’s final National Hunt card of the season have declined in significance in recent years and it(...)

Jockey Tony McCoy enters the parade ring aboard Carlingford Lough after winning the Hennessy Gold Cup  at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A little over 24 hours after Tony McCoy stunned the racing world in announcing he would retire at the end of the season, the irrepressible Ulsterman r(...)

Paul Carberry on Apache Stronghold is held off by Ruby Walsh onboard Vautouri at last year’s Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Inpho

It will be a day shy of being a perfect birthday present, and Texas Jack’s Hennessy shot is a long one, but Paul Carberry can still secure a notable (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins has two in contention for Hennessy honours and jockey Ruby Walsh may opt for the younger Boston Bob (above) over the 11-year-old On His Own. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Willie Mullins’s dominance of Irish National Hunt racing hardly needs more statistical proof but a potential 10th win in Sunday’s Hennessy Gold Cup (...)

Ruby Walsh guides Hurricane Fly to victory over Tony McCoy on Jezki in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Hurricane Fly’s excellence means he makes history practically every time he sets hoof on a track these days yet even by his remarkable standards a f(...)

Ruby Walsh on Hurricane Fly comes home to win ahead of Tony McCoy on Jezki in the Ryanair Hurdle at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Tony McCoy aims to be a Leopardstown spoilsport with Jezki this Sunday by upsetting Hurricane Fly’s attempt on a perfect 10 and history at the Dublin(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins:  “We’ll see what happens in the next couple of days, but I think Vautour will go on Sunday. I’m keen to run.” Photo:  David Davies/PA

Willie Mullins has revealed there is a “good possibility” Un De Sceaux will test the water at the highest level for the first time in the Frank Ward S(...)

Hurricane Fly (left) ridden by Ruby Walsh alongside Jezki and Tony McCoy before winning the Ryanair Hurdle at the Leopardstown Christmas festival. Photograph: PA Wire

Hurricane Fly has frightened away most of the opposition as only eight horses have been entered for the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopard(...)

Don Poli, ridden by Bryan Cooper, jumps the last to win the Topaz Novice Chase on day four of the 2014 Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Don Poli completed a Grade 1 double for Willie Mullins on the final day of Leopardstown’s Christmas festival to bring the champion trainer’s top-flig(...)