Trainer Gordon Elliott: “I think he’s a very nice horse and he had to be honest there to come back like he did.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s National Hunt scene has long been characterised as a Willie Mullins show but a feature race success for No More Heroes at Navan indicates G(...)

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere will be reunited with  Davy Russell in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpo

Ireland’s latest Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere may be returning to action in Punchestown’s John Durkan Chase but his latest Grade One assi(...)

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(...)

Winning jockey Bryan Cooper with trainer Sandra Hughes and Eileen Hughes after   Lieutenant Colonel won the  Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sandra Hughes gained an emotional first Grade One triumph just two weeks after the death of her father Dessie when Lieutenant Colonel won a dramatic B(...)

LJockey Bryan Cooper: has appealed four-day suspension for  improper riding at Navan. Photograph: Inpho

Bryan Cooper has appealed against a four day suspension for improper riding at Navan last weekend but first of all will aim to secure Grade One glory (...)

Willie Mullins:  “That looked very good to me. I’d imagine he will improve a good bit.” Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ascot got Faugheen on Saturday: 24 hours later Navan got Vautour: Thurles on Thursday can look forward to getting Un De Sceaux and Willie Mullins’s (...)

A file shot of trainer Dessie Hughes (left) who has died aged 71 with jockey Bryan Cooper. Photograph: PA

Tributes have been paid to Irish horse racing great Dessie Hughes, who has died aged 71.The jockey-turned-trainer, who enjoyed success on both fronts (...)

 Road To Riches(front right) ridden by Paul Carberry in the Champion Chase at Down Royal.  Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Road To Riches put up a most impressive front-running performance to take the JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal. Winner of the Galway Plate in t(...)

Steven Clements aboard Quick Jack on his way to winning the Connacht Hotel Handicap at this year’s Galway Festival in Ballybrit. Photograph: Inpho.

Tomorrow’s €200,000 Ladbrokes Munster National card at Limerick – featuring the return to action of leading jockey Bryan Cooper – is another sign of t(...)

Pat Smullen: “It’s a good achievement and I’m delighted with it.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pat Smullen reached 100 winners in a season for the first time as Brooch denied British raider Regardez in the feature Denny Cordell Lavarack & La(...)