Gordon Elliott and Bryan Cooper etc. Inpho.

The traditional nervous Cheltenham countdown for Ireland’s top jockeys isn’t preventing Barry Geraghty and Bryan Cooper from going into action at Down(...)

 Paul Townend on Hurricane Fly: the jockey is already widely presumed likely to end up riding his old ally in the Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The unprecedented strength in depth of Willie Mullins’s Cheltenham squad has seen significant market support for the champion trainer’s number two (...)

Arctic Skipper, ridden by Andrew Lynch, leads the field home to win the he Paddy Power Shops 10.30am Sunday Service Maiden Hurdle at Naas. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A Naas fixture billed as ‘Cheltenham Trial Day’ was lit up by sparkling Grade Two success for Mallowney, a horse not even entered for the festival in(...)

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(...)

 Trainer Liz Doyle’s Cheltenham hopes were  shattered with the loss of  Le Vent D’Antan at Leopardstown on Sunday, but she has an able  deputy in Kauto Grand Mogul. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Liz Doyle suffered a major blow losing Le Vent D’Antan at Leopardstown on Sunday, but there could be some Grade 3 consolation at Clonmel today with an(...)

 Hidden Cyclone  and jockey Andrew McNamara won the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

All roads lead back to the Cheltenham Festival for Hidden Cyclone after Shark Hanlon’s pride and joy enjoyed his day in the sun with a fine front-runn(...)

Bryan Cooper looks to have made the right choice in Aminabad in the Listed Novice Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Hidden Cyclone keeps knocking the Grade 1 crossbar but appears to have a first-rate chance of securing a first win in 16 months in Sunday’s Grade 2 P(...)

 Un De Sceaux and Ruby Walsh leave the opposition trailing to win the  Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

There are six weeks to Cheltenham but Un De Sceaux already looks like starting the hottest favourite of the festival after a scintillating first care(...)

Ruby Walsh has won both races he has ridden on the Gigginstown Stud mare Analifet. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

Willie Mullins sends the top-rated Analifet to Doncaster for a Grade Two hurdle where Ruby Walsh will hope to maintain his unbeaten record on the Gig(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Djakadam on their way to winning The Goffs Tyhestes Handicap Steeplechase at Gowran Park. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins landed an incredible sixth win in the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park as Djakadam sauntered to victory.Sent off favourite (...)