Daryl Jacob riding Gitane Du Berlais  to victory in The Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices’ Steeple Chase at Sandown. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Fairyhouse Morning Run improved her 100 per cent record over the smaller obstacles to three when making most of the running in the Solerina Mares Nov(...)

 Gitane Du Berlais, seen here winning the Solerina last year under Paul Townend, aims for Grade 1 success at Sandown today, while the Mullins stable has two mares lined up to take on her mantle in the Fairyhouse feature. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Willie Mullins’s Grade 1 focus today will be on Gitane Du Berlais at Sandown, but the champion trainer presents a notable quandary with two other mar(...)

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 (...)

  Sam Twiston-Davies is to ride as number one jockey to Paul Nicholls next season, the British champion trainer has announced. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Sam Twiston-Davies is to replace Daryl Jacob as stable jockey to champion British trainer Paul Nicholls next season. Nicholls said there(...)

Hinterland ridden by Noel Fehily in the Doom Bar Maghull Novies’ Steeple Chase during Grand National Day. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Lac Fontana benefited from a typically power-packed Tony McCoy ride to clinch the Pertemps Network Mersey Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race on Crab(...)

Jockey Daryl Jacob: suffered mulstiple injuries following a nasty incident at Cheltenham when  his mount Port Melon crashed into a rail.  Photo:  David Davies/PA Wire

Daryl Jacob is recuperating at home following his release from hospital on Monday after he suffered multiple injuries in a nasty incident at Ch(...)

Ruby Walsh is surrounded by galloping horses and rolled on by Abbyssial after the Willie Mullins-trained four-year-old fell in the JCB Triumph Hurdle   at Cheltenham yesterday.

Cheltenham 2014 took a heavy toll on the sport’s top jockeys with Ruby Walsh and Daryl Jacob joining Bryan Co(...)

Tiger Roll ridden by Daryl Russell goes on to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham. Photograph:David Davies/PA Wire

Tiger Roll oozed class when scooting up the hill to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenha(...)

 Robbie McNamara on Spring Heeled leads  on the way to victory in the  Kim Muir   Chase at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Robbie McNamara again rode to the rescue when preventing an Irish blank on the third day of Cheltenham by guiding(...)

Tidal Bay with Ruby Walsh on board on his way to winning the 2012 Lexus Steeplechase at Leopardstown. The enigmatic 13-year-old star is in contention to return to the course and distance of that epic success. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday’s multiple-Grade One Hennessy Gold Cup fixture has an enviable record of identifying future talent but it’s the veteran Tidal Bay that could br(...)