Ruby Walsh riding Vautour  clear from the last to win The Stella Artois 1965 Steeple Chase from Ptit Zig at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

If first impressions really do count then ante-post odds as short as 5-4 about Douvan winning the Arkle at Cheltenham next March mightn’t be ridiculou(...)

Barry Geraghty will be aboard My Hometown in the Beginners Chase at Naas on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images.

Ireland’s top-rated steeplechaser Don Cossack has been left with what appears a straight-forward task in landing the first Grade One prize of the jum(...)

Mark Walsh riding Shantou Flyer (far left) clears the last on the way to winning   The Ryman Stationary Cheltenham Business Club Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Colin Bowe was thrilled to saddle his first winner at Cheltenham as Shantou Flyer lunged late to land the Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club No(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: Ireland’s champion trainer  has a proven track record in Doncaster’s mile highlight. Photograph: PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien has dominated Europe’s juvenile Group One programme this autumn and is set to try and maintain that hot streak into Saturday’s Racing P(...)

John Oxx’s Red Stars has a high draw and Jim Bolger’s Silvercups to overcome in the opening maiden at Roscommon today. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Just four line up for Roscommon’s featured Grade 3 novice chase and it could turn into a match between course and distance winner The Game Changer an(...)

Trainer Jessica Harrington has Elegant Statesman running at Navan on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer.

The former Champion Hurdle winner Jezki faces a season on the injury sidelines but trainer Jessica Harrington could still be on her international trav(...)

Seamus Heffernan will begin his 10-day ban for dangerous riding on September 27th, following the failure  of his Turf Club appeal yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Seamus Heffernan is on board the Ballydoyle hope, Easter, in Sunday’s Group 3 Gowran feature and will be hoping for a more positive outcome than at(...)

Barry Geraghty and Rebel Fitz on the way to victory in the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse Racecourse last year: Mick Winters wants Geraghty to ride Rebel Fitz in next week’s Guinness Kerry National. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rebel Fitz has never run in a handicap over fences before but trainer Mick Winters is keen to allow his Grade One winning star an opportunity (...)

Caoimhe Fitzgerald (6), from Gowran Co Kilkenny, with horse Monbeg Malvo during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Irish quartet of Lucy Kelly, Anna Kelly, Lydia Dawson and Gillian Bond won the inaugural Horse Sport Ireland Connemara performance hunter team (...)

Good ground could send the David Wachman trained Most Beautiful to the Curragh for a tilt at the Phoenix Stakes next Sunday. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Most Beautiful could attempt to continue David Wachman’s run of Group 1 success in this Sunday’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh, Europe’s (...)