Vroum Vroum Mag, with Ruby Walsh on board, clears the last fence before winning the Betdaq Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

It says much about Willie Mullins’s overarching dominance that Friday’s 29 to 1 Punchestown hat-trick got widely regarded as merely being a return to (...)

Apple’s Jade and Ivanovic Gorbatov will renew their rivalry at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Apple’s Jade bids to prove there was no fluke about her jaw-dropping Aintree victory in Saturday’s AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. (...)

Douvan is favourite for the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

After an opening day when several of his stable stars ran flat, Willie Mullins is hoping the same fate does not await Douvan in Thursday’s Ryanair Nov(...)

David Mullins riding Brain Power in action at Punchestown. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Barry Geraghty admitted to having been “flattened” by the Noble Emperor controversy at the start of the month, and his subsequent successful appeal ag(...)

Colin Tizzard has said Cue Card is ‘in the form of his life’ ahead of his Punchestown assault. Photograph: Getty

Cue Card bids to sign off a remarkable season on a high in the Bibby Financial Services Punchestown Gold Cup on Wednesday. But for a fall at the thir(...)

Yorkhill winning the Neptune Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham. His raw ability makes him something of a standout prospect at the Mullins stable. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Pipped at the post for the British trainer’s title at the weekend, Willie Mullins will be widely expected to assume his customary Punchestown dominanc(...)

Don Cossack has been ruled out of Punchestown with a tendon injury. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Don Cossack’s racing career could be in jeopardy after he suffered a tendon injury which rules him out of the Punchestown F(...)

Mouse Morris with David Mullins and Rule The World after Grand National victory. Photograph: Getty

Trainer Mouse Morris and owners Gigginstown House Stud cannot see lightning striking three times when they go for a Grand National hat-trick at Ayr on(...)

Vautour, ridden by jockey Ruby Walsh, fell when an odds-on favourite during the  JLT Melling Chase at Aintree.  Photo:  David Davies/PA

Don Cossack is generally shading favouritism ahead of his eagerly awaited clash with Cue Card and Vautour at Punchestown in two weeks’ time. A poten(...)

Ger Fox on Rogue Angel after  winning the  Irish Grand National: now targeting the Scottish version. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rogue Angel could attempt to provide his trainer Mouse Morris with a remarkable Grand National hat-trick at Ayr on Saturday. The Gigginstown Stud -ow(...)