Bryan Cooper and company celebrate   Don Cossack’s Cheltenham Gold Cup triumph. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The tyranny of choice turned into glorious Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup vindication for Bryan Cooper as the Michael O’Leary-owned Don Cossack provided h(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper  and owners Eddie and Michael O’Leary celebrate Don Cosssack’s Cheltenham Gold Cup win with the Gigginstown team. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters/Livepic

The tyranny of choice turned into glorious Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup vindication for Bryan Cooper as the Michael O’Leary-owned Don Cossack provided h(...)

Bryan Cooper on Don Cossack, his chosen ride for  the Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Bryan Cooper has confirmed he will ride Don Cossack in Friday’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, the feature event on the final day of the Festival. Coope(...)

Under the microscope: Jockey Bryan Cooper can expect his every move with the Michael O’Leary-owned Gigginstown Stud team at Cheltenham to be closely monitored. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

It is more than two years since Bryan Cooper was appointed number one jockey to Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team. Since then, along with a stri(...)

Vautour, right, with Ruby Walsh up, and Ballycasey, with David Mullins aboard, go past the main stand. Photograph: Matt Browne

Willie Mullins maintained the election theme at Leopardstown on Sunday when two of his big hopes for an elusive Cheltenham Gold Cup victory, Vautour a(...)

Bryan Cooper on No More Heroes at Fairyhouse in November. The horse will get a run at Leopardstown tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have 14 weekend runners between them, but with just over a fortnight out from the Cheltenham festival their primary(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins: “we’ll get them fit and the ones that stay stay, and the ones that don’t don’t”

Willie Mullins reports the preparation for his three main hopes for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup – Vautour, Djakadam and Don Poli – to be bang on sc(...)

Don Cossack (left) with Tony McCoy on board on his way to winning the Melling Chase at Aintree from another one of the Gold Cup favourites Cue Card. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images.

Gordon Elliott feels the track at Cheltenham holds no fears for his Timico Gold Cup hope Don Cossack despite two fruitless visits so far. A faller in (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, who denied Gordon Elliott his first century of Irish National Hunt wins at Navan, confirmed Annie Power should return to action at Punchestown this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Annie Power is likely to be the star attraction at Punchestown on Wednesday and the scene could also be set for Gordon Elliott to secure a first cen(...)

Black Hercules with Patrick Mullins and trainer Willie Mullins at Cheltenham. The novice will be in action in the Ten Up Novice Chase at Navan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s a multiple Grade Two racing weekend in Ireland and Black Hercules could be best poised to dispel any second-division suspicions about its Chelten(...)