Ruby Walsh on Vautour on his way to winning the  JLT Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Irish raiders Vautour and Don Cossack head the ante-post market after 32 entries were revealed for the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on(...)

Don Cossack will be bidding to cement his Cheltenham Gold Cup credentials with victory at Down Royal on Saturday. Photograph:Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud looks set to fly the flag for the home team in Saturday’s first Grade One of the National Hunt season at Down Roya(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: trainer’s dual-Group One winner Air Force Blue will attempt to secure  a fourth Dewhurst victory and cement his position as favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The scene is set for an intriguing superpower clash between Air Force Blue and Emotionless at Newmarket this Saturday which could well identify Europ(...)

Frankie Dettori celebrates as he crosses the line on Golden Horn in the Epsom Derby. Trainer John Gosden looks like turning down a free entry into the Curragh Derby for his Epsom winner.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Epsom hero Golden Horn is set to turn down a free ticket into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, but the Curragh authorities are continuing to “spre(...)

Paul Nicholls is targeting the French Champion Open with Zarkander. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Flat racing’s classics are firmly centre-stage this week but Hurricane Fly’s hold on the Irish racing public’s imagination guarantees focus will brie(...)

On His Own was bettered by Lord Windermere in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Fresh from breaking records at both Cheltenham and Punchestown, Willie Mullins is considering turning his attention towards Paris this weekend where (...)

 Paul Townend on board the veteran On His Own, who has a confidence boosting recent win at Cork under his belt and could step up today in the Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Given the widespread expectation that a vintage crop of novice talent will unveil a new Gold Cup era next season, opportunity beckons for the curre(...)

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 (...)