Nichols Canyon, ridden by Ruby Walsh, leads Parlour Games over the last fence in the The World Famous Just Eat Novices Hurdle Race at Aintree Racecourse last month. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images.

Anyone requiring a reminder of the vice-like grip Willie Mullins exerts on National Hunt racing right now could get it with a vengeance on Day Four o(...)

Runners and riders, including eventual winner Wish Ye Didnt ridden by Nina Carberry, clear Ruby’s Double during the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

A record opening day crowd of 20,214 crammed in for the the start of the 2015 Punchestown festival – where having a Mullins of some description on (...)

Douvan and Ruby Walsh  clears the last fence on the way to winning the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Willie Mullins hailed Douvan “as good as we’ve ever had” after another scintillating display in the  Champion Novice Hurdle, the opening succe(...)

Jockey Nina Carberry celebrates after winning the Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase with On The Fringe during the Grand Opening Day of the Crabbies Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA

On The Fringe gave Nina Carberry a dream outing over the Grand National fences when posting a stylish success in the Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase at A(...)

Nina Carberry and On The Fringe celebrate their victory in the   The Foxhunter  Chase at Cheltenham with owner JP McManus. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Arctic Fire gets the chance to step out of his illustrious stablemate Hurricane Fly’s shadow when he goes for glory in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at (...)

A crow takes flight as the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship field approaches at Fairyhouse yesterday. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The clock ticking down to retirement means every Tony McCoy winner is becoming a landmark moment but a first success for Enda Bolger on Gilgamboa in (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins shares a joke with jockey Luke Dempsey after   Killultagh Vic’s victory in the   Conditional Jockeys Hurdle  on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

illie Mullins has rewritten the Cheltenham Festival record books after a 207-1 final day double brought his tally for the week to eight winners, su(...)

Nina Carberry is led back in after winning on board On the Fringe. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Nina Carberry retrieved an otherwise frustrating Cheltenham 2015 with a first festival success over the famous steeplechase track on board Enda Bolger(...)

Milsean ridden by jockey Danny Mullins (left) leads from eventual winner Martello Tower ridden by Adrian Heskin during the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle on Gold Cup Day   at Cheltenham. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Willie Mullins made history by training a record eight winners at a Cheltenham Festival when Killultagh Vic landed a thrilling victory in the Martin P(...)

 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(...)