Road To Riches, ridden by Bryan Cooper, clears the last fence on his way to victory at Clonmel in November in what was his sole start to date so far this term. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

It is 20 years since Imperial Call won the then Hennessy en route to landing the Cheltenham Gold Cup six weeks later and Road To Riches is a hot-favo(...)

Faugheen and owner Rich Ricci are all smiles in the winner’s enclosure following their Irish Champion Hurdle win at Leopardstown. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Faugheen was acclaimed “a great champion”, and officially rated superior to his former stable companion Hurricane Fly, after a display for the a(...)

Robert Power celebrates with with trainer Charles O’Brien and his daughter Natalie after winning the The Coral.ie Hurdle on Henry Higgins  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Robbie Power is no Eliza Doolittle, but he got the equine Henry Higgins moving his “bloomin’ arse” to devastating effect at Leopardstown on Sunday an(...)

Down but not out . . . Killultagh Vic rises again to win by three-quarters of a length in the Coral.ie Novice Steeplechase at Leopardstown on Sunday. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Even in Ruby Walsh’s storied career, Killultagh Vic’s Grade 2 Leopardstown victory on Sunday will merit special mention as the champion jockey perf(...)

Jack Kennedy, seen winning the Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle on Copy That, improves the chances of Desoto County on Sunday with his 5lb claim. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Jack Kennedy’s rapid rise through the jockey ranks can get another high-profile boost at Leopardstown tomorrow if the teenager partners Desoto County(...)

  Kalkir returns to action at Leopardstown on Sunday after a ten months absence. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kalkir hasn’t run in ten months but bookmakers clearly believe him capable of providing Willie Mullins with a fourth success in the newly-titled Cora(...)

Bryan Cooper on Don Poli outjumps Adrian Hesking on Foxrock en route to victory in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown at Christmas. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack is set to try and get his season back on track at Thurles tomorrow and Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team haven’t ruled out their tw(...)

Ruby Walsh guides Min to victory in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. The star novice could now go straight to Cheltenham. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Leopardstown officials are confident of securing a long-term backer for the Irish Gold Cup in 2017 but have confirmed there will be no sponsor for it(...)

Mouse Morris: “Mouse Morris: “He ran a cracker, but I think he just ran up to his mark” Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Trainer Mouse Morris feels the handicapper overreacted to First Lieutenant’s excellent effort in defeat in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Rated as(...)

Friends James Smith, Greg Kelly, Owen Coyle, Andrew Smitchell, James Kelly, Issac Coyle and Eamon Laverty, all from Stewartstown, Co Tyrone, at the Leopardstown Christmas festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Romance briefly but gloriously won out on day two of the Christmas festival at Leopardstown when the old hero Flemenstar managed to turn back the clo(...)