Vautour may be favourite for next month’s Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup but he could have to produce a performance to rank with some of steeplechasing’s(...)

Road to Riches and Bryan Cooper: “There’s nothing we can do about the price and all we can do is get him there in good shape, which we think he is,” said  trainer Noel Meade. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A decade after War Of Attrition famously sealed Michael O’Leary’s Cheltenham Gold Cup love-affair, the Ryanair boss can further strengthen his hand fo(...)

Noel Meade believes Road to Riches is a ‘stupid price’ for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Trainer Noel Meade believes Road To Riches is a “stupid price” for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Having struck twice at the highest leve(...)

Bryan Cooper and Don Poli on the way to RSA Chase victory at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Getty

Gigginstown House Stud manager Eddie O’Leary expects jockey Bryan Cooper to wait until the last minute before deciding which horse he will ride in thi(...)

Bryan Cooper on Don Cossack clears the last to win The Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Steeplechase at Thurles. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup hope Don Cossack proved workmanlike in returning to winning ways in the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles. Gordon E(...)

Don Poli is one of seven entries in the Irish Gold Cup for Willie Mullins. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins is responsible for seven of the 17 entries for the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 6th. Lexus winner Don Poli appears to be(...)

Vautour is one of a record 23 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Getty

Vautour tops a record 22 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17th. The two-mile-five-furlong heat has attracted a(...)

Gordon Elliott: “Hopefully he’ll have a clear round and run a good race.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack faces just three opponents as he has his prep for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup in the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Chase today at Thur(...)

Road To Riches is one of Noel Meade’s entries for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Irish trainers are responsible for a record 18 of the 32 entries for this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, beating the previous highest of 13. Predictab(...)

Mozoltov can make up for lost time at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The odds on a major Sunday jockey shuffle at Fairyhouse should Tramore fail to pass a Saturday inspection are a lot shorter than the “50-50” which th(...)