Willie Mullins: Is now unbackable to be crowned top trainer once again. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins has already thrown a festival curve ball with unexpected distance switches for his Cheltenham festival-winning (...)

Jockey Ben Dalton aboard Liberty Counsel (left) on his way to winning the Irish Grand National last year leaves jockey Paul Townend on Away We Go in his wake. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s being billed as the “Race of the People” but Willie Mullins hopes he will be able to break the little-guy streak in Easter Monday’s €250,000 B(...)

Bryan Cooper on Si C’etait Vrai at Fairyhouse. The Kerry-born jockey broke his leg in a horrific fall at Cheltenham yesterday.

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team are reshuffling their jockey arrangements for Thursday and Friday after Bryan Cooper broke his leg in(...)

 Trainer Willie Mullins in the thick of the action as his horses, including the grey Champagne Fever, go through their  pre-Cheltenham Festival workouts after racing at Leopardstown yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Even a crashing fall by the RSA favourite Ballycasey during a schooling session after racing at Leopardstown last(...)

Trainer Paul Nicholls with Ruby Walsh after winning onboard Tidal Bay in the Lexus Steeplechase at the 2012 Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNORTidal Bay still gets tagged with the “quirky” label but defeating tomorrow’s Hennessy Gold Cup opposition could finally shake off that r(...)

Willie Mullins

Sir Des Champs is unable to defend his Hennessy Gold Cup crown but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team still appears to be in pole position to rea(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper set for action at Naas on Saturday.

Gigginstown Stud’s new jockey Bryan Cooper could be spoiled for choice in Saturday’s Grade Two feature at Naas but Henry De Bromhead’s sole focus will(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates his victory on Morning Assembly  in the Florida Pearl Novice Steeplechase   at Punchestown   in November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of racing’s oldest adages is “back the outsider of the three” and while referring to Jezki as an outsider verges on the insulting, the old saying (...)

The bookmakers reckon the young up-and-comer Our Conor has it all to do against the reigning champion Hurricane Fly in their intended Christmas clash in Leopardstown’s Ryanair Hurdle, and Ruby Walsh reckons they’re right.

The three mile trip of the Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown this Christmas could be key to Sizing Rio’s chances of joining an illustrious Grade One (...)

Tony McCoy and Jezki on their way to winning the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle from Zaidpour at Fairyhouse yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jezki duly landed odds of 4/6 in yesterday’s Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle but with Cheltenham in mind it is the 2010 Hatton’s Grace winner tha(...)