Ruby Walsh returns on Annie Power with owner Rich Ricci (left) after winning Saturday’s Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.

Hurricane Fly’s dominance at two miles might appear to be over but Willie Mullins is weighing up the pros and cons of stretching the Grade One world-r(...)

Jezki jumps ahead of My Tent Or Yours to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last month

Hurricane Fly and Jezki are two of only three horses declared for the Racing Post Champion Hurdle at Punchestown on Friday.The two big guns look to ha(...)

Barry Geraghty and  More Of That after winning the Ladbrokes World Hurdle  at Cheltenham yesterday. .

It is short odds about Barry Geraghty getting a card from JP Manus next Christmas: the price might be longer about Tony McCoy sending one. (...)

Barry Geraghty drives home  More Of That (right) to win  the Ladbrokes World Hurdle ahead of Annie Power and Ruby Walsh (left)  at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

More Of That outstayed Annie Power up the famous Cheltenham hill to claim the Ladbrokes World Hurdle with Big Buck’s bac(...)

Owner Rich Ricci and jockey Paul Townsend with Arvika Ligeonniere, who will line up in Wednesday’s Queen Mother Champion Chase at next week’s Cheltenham Festival.

Since owners paying through the nose are the root of all things racing, it can be argued the select group of JP McManus, Michael O’Leary and Ri(...)

First Lieutenant (centre) finishes second, beaten a length and a half, to Bobs Worth (left) in the Lexus Chase and could renew rivalry in the Gold Cup on Friday week.

It is 40 years since Mouse Morris first tasted Cheltenham success but the trainer who has rarely if ever made a wrong festival move admits he i(...)

 Trainer Willie Mullins in the thick of the action as his horses, including the grey Champagne Fever, go through their  pre-Cheltenham Festival workouts after racing at Leopardstown yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Even a crashing fall by the RSA favourite Ballycasey during a schooling session after racing at Leopardstown last(...)

Willie Mullins: Three graded races look within champion trainer’s grasp. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A trio of Grade Two races at Naas tomorrow are ostensibly the last significant trials for Che(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins: entered Un de Sceaux at Sandown.

Willie Mullins’s “softly-softly” approach on the run-in to a possible Champion Hurdle bid by Un de Sceaux could now take in a trip to Sandown on Sunda(...)

 Ruby Walsh and Hurricane Fly (right) battle  with Danny Mullins and  Our Connor on their way to winning  the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A dire piece of work last week had Willie Mullins fearing Hurricane Fly might be finished. And when the great horse was passed by Our Conor at the fin(...)