Trainer Willie Mullins singled out JLT Novices’ Chase hopeful Vautour for special praise after his post-racing workout at Leopardstown on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Leopardstown

Willie Mullins singled out JLT Novices’ Chase hopeful Vautour for special praise after his post-racing workout at Leopardstown.Vautour was one of a tr(...)

Arctic Skipper, ridden by Andrew Lynch, leads the field home to win the he Paddy Power Shops 10.30am Sunday Service Maiden Hurdle at Naas. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A Naas fixture billed as ‘Cheltenham Trial Day’ was lit up by sparkling Grade Two success for Mallowney, a horse not even entered for the festival in(...)

Willie Mullins: has seven of the 11 entries left in the Paddy Power flat race at Naas on Sunday.

A quartet of Grade Two contests will be the black-type highlights this weekend but it is a comparatively low-key €13,500 contest at Naas this Sunday (...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Bryan Cooper celebrate winning the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Steeplechase with Don Cossack in Thurles last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins has raised the possibility of Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen taking in the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on Saturday week.T(...)

Hidden Cyclone, ridden by Andrew McNamara, moved up to the winner’s enclosure in the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

No one can accuse Hidden Cyclone of being a quick learner, but the 10-year-old heads to Cheltenham’s Queen Mother Champion Chase on the back of an (...)

 Hidden Cyclone  and jockey Andrew McNamara won the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

All roads lead back to the Cheltenham Festival for Hidden Cyclone after Shark Hanlon’s pride and joy enjoyed his day in the sun with a fine front-runn(...)

Ruby Walsh guides Hurricane Fly to victory over Tony McCoy on Jezki in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Hurricane Fly’s excellence means he makes history practically every time he sets hoof on a track these days yet even by his remarkable standards a f(...)

Charlie Swan is handing in his training licence to concentrate on the bloodstock and sales side of racing. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Charlie Swan is looking to Make A Track giving him the perfect send-off from training in the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran on Thursday.The f(...)

Ruby Walsh, left, on board Hurricane Fly clears the last hurdle ahead of Tony McCoy and Jezki during the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The four year old Fiscal Focus is an intriguing ‘unknown-factor’ going into Leopardstown’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle but the youngster faces a mammoth(...)

Martin Burke falls from Mr Moondance at the last fence in the www.thurlesraces.ie Maiden Hurdle at the Co Tipperary track. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/ INPHO

All roads lead to Cheltenham for Don Cossack after Gordon Elliott’s pride and joy continued his fantastic season in a dramatic Ladbrokes Ireland Kinlo(...)