Paul Townend on Hurricane Fly alongside Champagne Fever at Willie Mullins’ yard in Closutton, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Florence Nightingale apparently believed apprehension more harmful than any exertion so Willie Mullins might need some TLC in the next fortnight befor(...)

Willie Mullins has expressed his desire to  nail a Cheltenham Gold Cup win after several near misses.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Djakadam is as low as 12-1 to finally break Willie Mullins’s Cheltenham Gold Cup duck and could wind up being Ruby Walsh’s mount in next month’s big (...)

Rock On The Moor held off the challenge of Analifet to win the punchestown.com Mares Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho.

Cheltenham Festival dreams appear a long way off for Little King Robin after she was well beaten by Rock On The Moor in the punchestown. com Mares Hur(...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)

Teaforthree (foreground) jumps the last on the way to finishing third in the 2013 Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images.

Plans are on hold for Teaforthree after he missed a run at Warwick yesterday because of a bruised foot. The 11-year-old was set to compete in the Will(...)

Paul Townend wins The Bewleys Hotels Maiden Hurdle on Alvisio Ville on the first day of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leopardstown racing: Cheltenham Festival and Punchestown hero Vautour suffered his first defeat for Willie Mullins as Clarcam ran out a impressive win(...)

Annie Power, ridden by Rugby Walsh, on way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival in 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Willie Mullins expects Annie Power to return to full training following the busy Christmas period after scans revealed her injuries were not as bad as(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper with trainer Sandra Hughes and her mother Eileen Hughes after he won on Lieutenant Colonel at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Almost 35 years after her father Dessie trained his first career winner at Fairyhouse, Sandra Hughes cemented family ties with the Co Meath track as L(...)

Willie Mullins: “This race will tell us a lot, and I’m not looking beyond that at the moment.” Photo:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

There may be no Grade One championship at stake but Willie Mullins still faces a particularly pressurised weekend as two of the best young prospects (...)

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(...)