Willie Mullins at the gallops at his Closutton headquarters in Carlow. He will bring a formidable 50-strong team to Cheltenham. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

The scale of Willie Mullins’s overarching influence at Cheltenham next week can be gauged in any number of statistical permutations, but few have put (...)

Willie Mullins has expressed his desire to  nail a Cheltenham Gold Cup win after several near misses.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Djakadam is as low as 12-1 to finally break Willie Mullins’s Cheltenham Gold Cup duck and could wind up being Ruby Walsh’s mount in next month’s big (...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)

Jockey Ruby Walsh on board Boston Bob: Walsh has opted to ride On His Own in the Hennessy Gold Cup, with Paul Townend riding Boston Bob. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Cheltenham Gold Cup picture still looks to have ample room for new contenders so it’s no surprise there is a similarly wide-open look to Sunday’s(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins has two in contention for Hennessy honours and jockey Ruby Walsh may opt for the younger Boston Bob (above) over the 11-year-old On His Own. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Willie Mullins’s dominance of Irish National Hunt racing hardly needs more statistical proof but a potential 10th win in Sunday’s Hennessy Gold Cup (...)

Road to Riches: enjoyed a big-race hot streak last summer prior to December’s Lexus Chase triumph. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An astonishing four winners on the final day secured Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud the leading-owner award at Cheltenham 2014 and Road To Riches(...)

The Graham Wylie owned On His Own is  joint-favourite with stablemate Boston Bob for the Hennessy Gold Cup, both  coming from  Willie Mullins’s yard. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Willie Mullins has turned the Grade 1 screw on his opposition with a vengeance in the past month and the champion trainer’s hot-streak shows no sign o(...)

The Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup: Lord Windermere ridden by Davy Russell (right) beats On his Own ridden by David Casye to win at Prestbury Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

The British Horseracing Authority probably don’t do Christmas cards but if they did, Graham Wylie’s would probably be extra-big. The English owner’s (...)

 Ruby Walsh helps Faugheen clear the last to win The Neptune Investment Mamagement Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham in March. The pair will be reunited at Ascot on Saturday. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Top bumper performer Shaneshill made a pleasing start to his jumps career with an easy win in the Fairyhouse Membership 2015 Maiden Hurdle at the Coun(...)

Ruby Walsh is almost unseated by Boston Bob after jumping the last but the partnership survived the scare to land the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup yesterday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Any wavering karma believers need only look to Graham Wylie to have their faith restored after the top English owner enjoyed a sparkling Grade One dou(...)