Paddy Brennan riding Cue Card clear of the last to win The Betfred Bowl Steeple Chase at Aintree earlier this month. Photograph :  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Originally billed as the festival’s potentially epic centrepiece, Punchestown’s Day Two feature now appears an ideal opportunity for Britain’s top ch(...)

Colin Tizzard has said Cue Card is ‘in the form of his life’ ahead of his Punchestown assault. Photograph: Getty

Cue Card bids to sign off a remarkable season on a high in the Bibby Financial Services Punchestown Gold Cup on Wednesday. But for a fall at the thir(...)

 Colin Tizzard with Thistlecrack and Cue Card at his Spurles Farm back in Sherborne, England.  He’s aiming to bring the pair of them to Punchestown. Photograph: Getty Images

Colin Tizzard isn’t the type to get jittery or skittery over his horses. Or at least he didn’t used to be. When you begin life in a caravan and your f(...)

Ger Fox on Rogue Angel after  winning the  Irish Grand National: now targeting the Scottish version. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rogue Angel could attempt to provide his trainer Mouse Morris with a remarkable Grand National hat-trick at Ayr on Saturday. The Gigginstown Stud -ow(...)

Cue Card ridden by Paddy Brennan on the way to winning the Betfred Bowl Chase during the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Cue Card made amends for his fall in the Cheltenham Gold Cup with a clear-cut victory in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree. Colin Tizzard’s classy pe(...)

Patrick Mullins: “Cue Card is the one to beat on form but he is coming back from a fall and he has been beaten there a few times, so that gives us some hope.”

Colin Tizzard feels Cue Card is still in tip-top form ahead of his bid to put behind him his costly Cheltenham Gold Cup fall in the Betfred Bowl at Ai(...)

Paddy Brennan and Cue Card winning The King George VI Chase. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The way Paddy Brennan tells it, it’s all Ciarán Geoghegan’s fault: they sat together in primary school, and at his friend’s house there were ponies. (...)

Tom Scudamore hugs  Thistlecrack after the win in the Ryanair World Hurdle at Cheltenham on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Thistlecrack was notable for being the sole home-trained winner on Day Three of the Festival but his superb Ryanair World Hurdle victory would have b(...)

  Colin Tizzard with  Thistlecrack at Spurles Farm  in Sherborne, England. The trainer has a proven record of festival success. Photograph:  Harry Trump/Getty Images

Given it is St Patrick’s Day, and hokey “Oirish” baggage is likely to abound at Cheltenham, contrarians will be delighted to see the staunchly Englis(...)

The Willie Mullins-trained Douvan is odds-on favourite for the Arkle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Sportsfile

The brilliant Douvan is the star name among 37 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdl(...)