Barry Geraghty: has chosen to ride Gilgamboa in the Irish Gold Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Nina Carberry has to sit out the weekend action with a back injury so Jamie Codd steps in for the Saturday ride on the top hunter chaser On The Fring(...)

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(...)

First Lieutenant with Barry Geraghty on board:  Mouse Morris charge may shed his ‘nearly’ horse reputation in Saturday’s Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Since he’s owned by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, First Lieutenant is hardly a comfortable fit for any “little guy” role, but he will still be a hugel(...)

Ivanovich Gorbatov  faces danger from three top-class fillies in Saturday’s Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The gambled-on Triumph Hurdle favourite Ivanovich Gorbatov could have to overcome ‘Girl Power’ if he is to successfully advertise his Cheltenham fest(...)

 Tony McCoy riding Gilgamboa at Leopardstown racecourse last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Conceding weight to 27 opponents, on heavy ground, and in a €190,000 pot guaranteed to provoke maximum competition, is hardly an obvious betting ploy (...)

The racecourse dominance exerted by the country’s top National Hunt trainers Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott extended to the Horse Racing Ireland an(...)

Gilgamboa: but Barry Geraghty not Tony McCoy will be on board this Sunday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Conditions are sure to be testing for this Sunday’s €85,000 John Durkan Chase which will be ideal for Gilgamboa who is set to get his winter campaign(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins had a win in the Grabel Mares Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Willie Mullins saddled the first three home in the Grabel Mares Hurdle at Punchestown, but not in the order the market suggested. Gitane Du Berlais wa(...)

Knock House ridden by Nina Carberry wins the Cheltenham Club Amateur Riders´ Handicap Chase during day one of The Open at Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Josies Orders won a dramatic race for the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Nina Carberry brought the favourite from midfield t(...)

Faugheen is already a 1-8 favourite with Paddy Power to make a winning start to the  new season in the €85,000 Grade One Stan James Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The veteran Thousand Stars secured Willie Mullins a first Grade One of the new winter campaign in Paris on Saturday, and it is the champion trainer’s (...)