Faugheen on the gallops at Willie Mullins’s  yard at Closesutton in  Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faugheen will lead Willie Mullins’s three-pronged assault on the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday after the (...)

Splash of Ginge, ridden by Jamie Bargary, on the way to victory in the BetBright Best for Festival Betting Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Jamie Bargary proved an able last-minute deputy as he drove Splash Of Ginge to victory in the BetBright Best For Festival Betting Handicap Chase at Ch(...)

Tony McCoy riding Jollyallan clear the last to win The William Hill  Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kempton racing: Faugheen was a hugely impressive winner of the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton to strengthen his grip on the Champion Hurd(...)

The British hunt season is well under way and continues at Sandown on Saturday.

Balder Succes will face nine rivals when he bids to justify favouritism in the Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday.With star two-milers Sprinter(...)

Barry Geraghty riding Oscar Whisky clear the last to win The Cheltenham Pony Club Novices’ Steeple Chase. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Oscar Whisky strengthened his claims for what will probably be a tilt at the Jewson Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with a clear-cut defeat (...)

Hurricane Fly clears the last on the way to winning last month’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Inpho

Hurricane Fly chases a remarkable four-in-a-row in today’s Rabobank Champion Hurdle and those bookmakers who reckon he may return his shortest(...)

Groundstaff remove the frost protection covers during Champion Day at Cheltenham today. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

An inspection was taking place at Cheltenham this morning to see if racing will go ahead after further freezing overnight. There was a wi(...)

Paul Townend puts  Hurricane Fly through his paces yesterday on the gallops in Cheltenham. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ireland ’s sporting fortunes often revolve around a single personality: a Roy Keane or Brian O’Driscoll performing when it counts most. (...)