Willie Mullins’ charge finished second in last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup and is fresh from winning a Grade Three chase at Cork. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Willie Mullins-trained On His Own heads the weights for the bet365 Gold Cup Chase at Sandown on Saturday after 40 possibles remained in contention(...)

Ground staff prepare the course before the 2015 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Long-time ante-post favourite Gallant Oscar has been declared a non-runner in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr this afternoon due to the dr(...)

Don Poli, seen winning the RSA Chase at Cheltenham, is one of 25  entries, six of them from the Willie Mullins stable, for the Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Punchestown authorities are aiming to set new record crowd figures at Irish racing’s National Hunt festival in two weeks’ time, although those (...)

Grand Jesture has been installed as 10-1 joint favourite along with Gallant Oscar for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on April 6th. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Grand Jesture and Gallant Oscar, second and third respectively behind The Druids Nephew at Cheltenham last week, have been installed as 10-1 joint-fav(...)

Ruby Walsh on Vautour on his way to winning the 13.30 JLT Novices’ Chase on Day Three of Cheltenham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters.

Considering the 2015 Gold Cup has yet to be run it’s presumptuous in the extreme to think about the 2016 version but since Willie Mullins can’t help (...)

Abbyssial and Ruby Walsh after a crushing fall during last year’s JCB Triumph Hurdle. Photo: David Davies

Unlike the Ryanair, there isn’t an Irish blank on the Ladbrokes World Hurdle roll-of-honour but one winner in 20 years is hardly something to shout ab(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Bryan Cooper celebrate winning the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Steeplechase with Don Cossack in Thurles last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins has raised the possibility of Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen taking in the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on Saturday week.T(...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty: claimed the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase in spectacular fashion. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are the headline acts in a record 33 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on March 11th.L(...)

Upazo faces some of the leading British novices including The Liquidator in the Tolworth Hurdle at Kempton today.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Today sees Willie Mullins make the sort of English raid many people imagined would be a regular occurrence when the champion trainer first outlined pl(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty and Bobs Worth in the winner’s enclosure at Leopardstown after victory in the recent Lexus Steeplechase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last year’s winner Bobs Worth is one of 36 entries for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival on March 14th.Nicky Henderson’s nine-year-old (...)