Saint Are, ridden by Dougie Costello, finished ninth in the Grand National at Aintree two years ago.   Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

When it comes to racing fairytales, fate can have a nasty habit of falling at the last. But the vast swell of popular support for Tony McCoy to finish(...)

Bookmakers have Jim Culloty’s Spring Heeled as a  general 20-1 shot for Saturday’s big race in Aintree. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Up to eight hopefuls look set to try to become the 17th Irish-trained winner of the Crabbies Aintree Grand National since 1900 this Saturday but Jim (...)

Neil Mulholland will be looking for a new jockey for The Druids Nephew at Aintree due to Barry Geraghty’s recent injury.  Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s Cheltenham festival winner Cause Of Causes has a choice of upcoming Grand Nationals for his next start and a tilt at the Aintree spectacu(...)

Don Cossack will be entered in the three-mile Betfred Bowl at Aintree. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Don Cossack is set to be stepped back up to three miles at Liverpool and the Gigginstown Stud team are hoping their star chaser will enjoy better luc(...)

Grand Jesture has been installed as 10-1 joint favourite along with Gallant Oscar for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on April 6th. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Grand Jesture and Gallant Oscar, second and third respectively behind The Druids Nephew at Cheltenham last week, have been installed as 10-1 joint-fav(...)

 Roi Du Mee found nothing between him and the winner’s enclosure at Down Royal. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Roi Du Mee produced a typically admirable front-running performance to land the spoils in the Daily Mirror Chase at Down Royal yesterday.Gordon Elliot(...)

Alderwood, seen here winning at Cheltenham in 2013 for Tony McCoy, is expected to run well in today’s Veterans’ Handicap Chase at Wexford. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Tom Mullins reports stable stalwarts Alderwood and Fosters Cross in fine shape ahead of the Arctic Tack Stud Veterans’ Handicap Chase at Wexford to(...)

Paul Townend kept up his winning momentum with four victories at Navan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Limerick: Willie Mullins will consider options at Fairyhouse and Punchestown for Vroum Vroum Mag after the mare oozed class in the Irish Stallion Farm(...)

Don Cossack profits from Champagne Fever’s mistake in Thurles in one of four wins from four starts this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a glaring lack of an Irish-trained winner on the Ryanair Chase roll-of-honour and no one is more motivated to fill that gap than the big-rac(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh celebrate winning the Champion Hurdle with Faugheen on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins has redrawn the parameters of Cheltenham dominance with a dazzling opening day Grade 1 four-timer which indicates further radical recal(...)