Vautour is one of a record 23 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Getty

Vautour tops a record 22 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17th. The two-mile-five-furlong heat has attracted a(...)

 Vautour is one of 10 horses left in the  King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Irish challengers Don Cossack and Vautour are among the star names among the 10 horses left in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St (...)

More Of That ridden by Barry Geraghty clears the last fence before going on to win  at Cheltenham. Photograph: PA

More Of That could potentially follow in the hoofprints of Coneygree after maintaining his unbeaten record at Cheltenham when making it two wins from (...)

Wayne Hutchinson riding Smad Place clear the last to win The Hennessy Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Newbury racecourse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Smad Place dazzled under forceful Wayne Hutchinson tactics to win the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Alan King’s eight-year-old grey jumped(...)

Jockey Ian Popham celebrates his victory onboard Annacotty in the Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase during day two of The Open at Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Ian Popham put his injury nightmares behind him after enjoying a deserved change in fortune when striking on the big stage with victory aboard Annacot(...)

Paul Carberry  on Don Cossack at Punchestown Racecourse: Don Cossack appears unlikely to make the journey to Berkshire for the Hennessy Gold Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack heads the weights for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on November 28th. Gordon Elliott’s brilliant chaser has been allotted 11st 12lb fo(...)

AP McCoy on the way to victory with Uxizandre in the  The Ryanair Steeplechase at Cheltenham. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Tony McCoy is as far removed from Gavin Sheehan in profile and experience as his Co Antrim birthplace is from Sheehan’s west Cork roots yet both decid(...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty: claimed the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase in spectacular fashion. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are the headline acts in a record 33 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on March 11th.L(...)

Uxizandre,  ridden by Barry Geraghty,  clears the last before winning The Shloer  Chase at Cheltenham last November. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images.

Time was when Leopardstown’s Christmas festival was mostly a domestic affair, a time which could look even more distant if Uxizandre can pull off a(...)

Willie Mullins: will be hoping triple-bumper winner Lyrical Theatre can claim the mares’ maiden hurdle at Thurles. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Top cross-channel trainer Alan King believes two miles around Leopardstown’s left-handed track will be an ideal Christmas Grade One proposition for h(...)