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(...)

Annie Power will miss Punchestown. Photograph: Getty

Vroum Vroum Mag is one of six declarations for Friday’s Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle, with fellow Willie Mullins inmate Annie Power a noticeable(...)

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(...)

Jim Bolger: “I wouldn’t risk her on firm ground but she goes well on all other types of ground. She’s very consistent.”

Altesse got up in the last few yards to land the Listed spoils in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Noblesse Stakes at Leopardstown. The consistent filly (...)

Former British Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton on Minella Theatre yesterday. Photograph: Eddie Keogh

If it seems absurd for a sport to so enthusiastically facilitate a glorified publicity stunt on its most prestigious day of the year it is downright r(...)

Mark Gibson from Dublin at the opening of the Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Inpho

The annual Irish invasion of the Cotswolds was well under way on Tuesday morning as tens of thousands of early comers to the Cheltenham racing festiva(...)

Identity Thief ridden by Bryan Cooper winning The Fighting Fifth Hurdle race at Newcastle in November. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

It may be counter-intuitive to view the Stan James Champion Hurdle in handicap terms but looking at the 2016 renewal with an eye on potential rather t(...)

 Henry de Bromhead “I hope there’s more to come from him (Identity Thief). He looks a type of horse that should improve again, even though he’s already come a long way this season.”

Henry de Bromhead has five runners going into the first day of Cheltenham. Willie Mullins’s team apart, no other trainer can have more to look forwar(...)

Going back for another crack: Sonny Carey riding Annie Power on the gallops at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power’s final flight fall in 2015 famously got bookmakers off the hook, but a year later layers fear she may prove the centrepiece of a fresh ac(...)

Annie Power  heads the field for Tuesday’s  Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho

Annie Power heads a final field of 13 for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday after every horse stood its ground at the 48-hour fi(...)