Henry De Bromhead: keeping Identity Thief fresh for a tilt at Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The impact of Willie Mullins’s dominance is a regular racing debate but bookmakers appear to believe it will certainly be a negative in terms of thei(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh celebrate Faugheen’s Champion Hurdle success at the Cheltenham Festival last March.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fresh from his spectacular recovery on Killultagh Vic on Sunday, Ruby Walsh can anticipate returning to Leopardstown with a rare pick of top-flight t(...)

Ruby Walsh aboard Faugheen after winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty.

Faugheen may be the headline act for Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle but he and his Willie Mullins-trained stable companions face a mammoth task in(...)

Un De Sceaux spearheads the 23 entries for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: PA

Un De Sceaux and previous winners Sprinter Sacre, Sire De Grugy and Dodging Bullets feature amongst 23 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Ch(...)

Ruby Walsh and Felix Yonger won the rescheduled Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Navan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An 8am inspection of Clonmel on Wednesday morning is another consequence of the weather and its continuing impact on racing was stamped all over Navan(...)

Willie Mullins’ Felix Yonger has been declared for the Hilly Way Chase which has been moved to Navan at Monday after Sunday’s racing at Cork was cancelled due to flooding. Photograph: Inpho

The Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase will be run at Navan on Monday following the cancellation of this afternoon’s high-profile meeting at Cork due to floo(...)

Patrick Mullins will ride  Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. The 10-year-old won both t(...)

Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leopardstown’s €20,000 Ballsbridge Hurdle is small fry compared to Cheltenham’s upcoming delights but it could provide a timely boost today to both G(...)

Boston Bob is 12-1 to break Willie Mullins’s frustration in Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho

On cue the start of November brings both rain and the first Grade One of the National Hunt season so it’s hardly coincidental that Boston Bob looks t(...)

Jockey Paul Townend celebrates winning the Thyestes Chase with  On His Own at Gowran Park on Thursday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

  Paul Townend has had a memorable week in terms of picking up successful “spare” rides and Mozoltov can put a Grade One seal on it at Leopardstown t(...)