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(...)

Boston Bob will be  ridden by Ruby Walsh in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

Willie Mullins’ pair of On His Own and Boston Bob top a list of 10 declared runners for Wednesday’s Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchesto(...)

Briar Hill and Ruby Walsh will be looking to win the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham today.

Coming to Cheltenham the Willie Mullins team were convinced Briar Hill represented their best chance in the novic(...)

Janet Moran and Steve Blount in ‘Swing’

The word “dramaturg” is not universally popular among the playwrights of Ireland. I was in a reading with one of my favourite writers, who gave out sp(...)

Mourne Paddy ridden by BG Crawford falls at The Chair during The John Smith's Fox Hunters' Steeplechase. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

First Lieutenant gave trainer Mouse Morris a perfect 62nd birthday present when grinding out a brave victory in the (...)

Lord Windermere ridden by Davy Russell (left) head for home in the Royal Sun Alliance Chase.

Jim Culloty hasn’t taken a straight-forward road to Cheltenham festival success as a trainer but Lord Windermere made it all w(...)