Willie Mullins: “He will be left in both and I’ll have to see. He was second in Newcastle last year so he likes the track. We will make a decision later in the week.”

Arctic Fire has been installed an early odds-on favourite for Sunday’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle but Willie Mullins faces a choice between the (...)

Frankie Dettori celebrates his victory on Max Dynamite in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. Photograph:  John Giles/PA

Max Dynamite left his rivals standing as he stormed to an impressive victory in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. The dual-purpose perform(...)

Annie Power cruised to victory in the Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Annie Power returned to her majestic best when easing to victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.In command when (...)

Annie Power will seek to atone for her crashing fall at Cheltenham with victory in the Mares hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

In the past, Ireland’s National Hunt season has climaxed with some grandstand championship finishes but this Punchestown festival finale isn’t one of(...)

Willie Mullins will enter Faugheen in the Aintree Hurdle. Photograph: Reuters

Willie Mullins has raised the possibility of running two of his stable stars in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle on Thursday week.Ireland’s champion traine(...)

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In numbers: Neeson goes green 3 million Number of Facebook fans of Tourism Ireland, which this week shared a 60-second film in which movie star Liam N(...)

Tony McCoy got the victory he desperately wanted at his last festival. It was the most satisfying of all his 31 victories at Cheltenham, according to his wife Chanelle. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

It was St Patrick’s Thursday at Cheltenham, but the day belonged to another Irish icon. Tony McCoy got the victory he desperately wanted in his last f(...)

Jennifer Wrynne from Mohill, Co Leitrim at the festival. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The sun shone out of a cloudless sky bathing the Cotswold Hills overlooking Prestbury Park in Cheltenham with the brilliant light of early spring. It (...)

Willie Mullins at the gallops at his Closutton headquarters in Carlow. He will bring a formidable 50-strong team to Cheltenham. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

The scale of Willie Mullins’s overarching influence at Cheltenham next week can be gauged in any number of statistical permutations, but few have put (...)

Annie Power, ridden by Ruby Walsh,  on the  way to winning the Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown last May. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rich Ricci rates Annie Power his best chance of a winner at next week’s Cheltenham Festival after confirming the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle would “more than l(...)