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 (...)

Trainer Gary Moore’s faith in  Sire de Grugy is restored after a footperfect performance at Chepstow last month and he goes out with ’a serious chance’ in today’s feature race at Cheltenham. Photograph: John Walton/PA

What a difference a year makes: 12 months ago it seemed Sire de Grugy became a Queen Mother Champion Chase winner almost by default, praised throug(...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty: claimed the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase in spectacular fashion. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are the headline acts in a record 33 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on March 11th.L(...)

The singer, songwriter and bass guitarist Jack Bruce, who has died aged 71, is best remembered as a mainstay of Cream, the first supergroup, defined a(...)