Paul Townend and  Killultagh Vic clear the last on the way to winning the  Grade One Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack looked every inch a future Cheltenham Gold Cup contender as he clinched the final success of a tremendous season in the Punchestown Gol(...)

 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(...)

Don Cossack ridden by Tony McCoy on his way to winning the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Tony McCoy steered Don Cossack to his fifth victory of a memorable campaign in the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree. The Gordon Elliott-trained eight-(...)

Don Cossack profits from Champagne Fever’s mistake in Thurles in one of four wins from four starts this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a glaring lack of an Irish-trained winner on the Ryanair Chase roll-of-honour and no one is more motivated to fill that gap than the big-rac(...)

 Connections of On the Fringe (Nina Carberry) seen here conceding to Tammys Hill (Robbie McNamara) at Leopardstown last month, are hoping for drying ground at Cheltenham next week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Enda Bolger hopes drying ground at Cheltenham can help make it third time lucky for On The Fringe when he lines up in next week’s Foxhunters. On the F(...)

Davy Russell celebrates winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Lord Windermere. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It is 21 years since a reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup champion landed Leopardstown’s Hennessy, and jockey Davy Russell believes the current “blue-riban(...)

Road to Riches: enjoyed a big-race hot streak last summer prior to December’s Lexus Chase triumph. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An astonishing four winners on the final day secured Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud the leading-owner award at Cheltenham 2014 and Road To Riches(...)

Trainer Henry de Bromhead.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Racing is holding its breath for Sprinter Sacre’s proposed return to action in this Saturday’s Grade 1 feature at Ascot but the forecast soft ground (...)

Don Cossack, ridden by Brian O’Connell, wins The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at Punchestown Racecourse, County Kildare.   Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Don Cossack maintained his unbeaten record this season with a third victory from as many starts in a dramatic renewal of the John Durkan Memorial Punc(...)

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere will be reunited with  Davy Russell in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpo

Ireland’s latest Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere may be returning to action in Punchestown’s John Durkan Chase but his latest Grade One assi(...)