Willie Mullins: Is now unbackable to be crowned top trainer once again. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins has already thrown a festival curve ball with unexpected distance switches for his Cheltenham festival-winning (...)

Trainer Paul Nicholls with Ruby Walsh after winning onboard Tidal Bay in the Lexus Steeplechase at the 2012 Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNORTidal Bay still gets tagged with the “quirky” label but defeating tomorrow’s Hennessy Gold Cup opposition could finally shake off that r(...)

Trainer Phillip Fenton: Hoping Drive On Locky gets off the mark at Fairyhouse

Irish racing’s new “champions weekend” got a further boost yesterday with the promotion of the Solonaway Stakes to Group Two status which industry lea(...)

The Tullow Tank ridden by Danny Mullins (right) clears the last on the way to winning the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle during day two of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Benefficient made it three Grade One wins around Leopardstown yesterday, but the reverberations of his Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase success could cont(...)

Sizing Europe on way to victory in the Paddy Power Chase at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival last year. The 11-year-old has a 50% success rate at the course. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just five days shy of his official 12th birthday, and less than three months before his real one on March 24th, the star veteran Sizing Europe can suc(...)