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(...)

Barry Geraghty and Shutthefrontdoor (centre) on their way to winning the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. J P McManus’ charge could line up for  the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Shutthefrontdoor won the Irish Grand National on his last visit to Ireland at Easter and the JP McManus-owned star could attempt to cement claims on (...)

The British hunt season is well under way and continues at Sandown on Saturday.

Balder Succes will face nine rivals when he bids to justify favouritism in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday.With star two-milers Sprinter(...)

Beat That (Barry Geraghty, left) lives up to his name as he holds off the challenge of Don Poli in the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Not many novices win just one of their three starts over fences and still figure in ante-post lists as a 10/1 second favourite for next year’s Chelten(...)