Un De Sceaux is Willie Mullins’ representative in Saturday’s Celebration Chase at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins relies on Un De Sceaux in the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday after deciding against declaring Douvan and Vautour. The(...)

Annie Power  heads the field for Tuesday’s  Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho

Annie Power heads a final field of 13 for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday after every horse stood its ground at the 48-hour fi(...)

Arctic Fire is one of a number of big names set to miss the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Inpho

With the news last year’s Champion Hurdle runner-up Arctic Fire has suffered an injury and will not be at Cheltenham, we look at six other big names w(...)

The Willie Mullins-trained Douvan is odds-on favourite for the Arkle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Sportsfile

The brilliant Douvan is the star name among 37 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdl(...)

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(...)

Nico de Boinville riding Sprinter Sacre clear the last to win The williamhill.com Desert Orchid Steeple Chase from Sire De Grugy and Jamie Moore at Kempton Park racecourse on December 27, 2015 in Sunbury, England. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There is no debating the quality of performer attracted for Ascot’s Sodexo Clarence House Chase on January 23rd although there are only eight entries.(...)

30 years ago today: A report in The Irish Times on Monday, January 6th, 1986, marks the death of Irish rock star Phil Lynott. Photograph: The Irish Times

Phil Lynott, singer and bassist of Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, died 30 years ago on Monday. Lynott was born in England in 1949 and moved to Dublin t(...)

Phil Lynott performing on stage in 1976. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Leighlin, Clonmacnoise, Ferns, Kells, Bangor, Lismore, Clogher. The centre of the corporation estate of Crumlin was started in the year of the Euchari(...)

Jamie Moore riding Sire De Grugy (L) clear the last to win The Betfair Tingle Creek Steeple Chase from Special Tiara (2L) at Sandown. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Sire De Grugy returned to form in dramatic style as he landed the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase for a second time at Sandown. Gary Moore’s talented two-(...)

Sam Twiston-Davies guides Vibrato Valtat to victory in the Haldon Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Exeter. Photograph: Getty Images

Vibrato Valtat survived a blunder at the final fence to run out an impressive winner of the Sportingbet Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter. Last year’s Arkle (...)