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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(...)

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(...)