Ruby Walsh rode Douvan to an impressive win in the Arkle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Sportsfile

Douvan took his unbeaten record over fences to three with an impressive display in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Ruby(...)

Nichols Canyon clears the last ahead of Faugheen and goes on to win  the Morgiana Hurdle in November, Faugheen’s only loss in 12 races. The pair clash in Sunday’s Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Critics who label Irish jump racing as little more than a Willie Mullins show can to an extent justifiably point to Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle(...)

 Henry Higgins, with Robbie Power up, left, jumps the last on their way to winning the Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Sportsfile

Henry Higgins, one of eight runners for JP McManus, scooped the pool in the highly-competitive Hurdle at Leopardstown. The six-year-old, tra(...)

 No More Heroes, ridden by Bryan Cooper, clears the last on the way to winning the Neville Hotels Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Only four lined up for Leopardstown’s Ryanair Hurdle but it turned into a fascinating head-to-head between Nichols Canyon and Identity Thief that firm(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins after winning the race Navan Novice Hurdle with Bellshill. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

  Willie Mullins will no doubt be the Christmas headline act again but with just a dozen days to the start of the holiday action no trainer is ap(...)

Edwulf ridden by Mikey Fograty falls at the last while leading The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Steeplechase at Navan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bellshill gave Willie Mullins his fourth win in the last five renewals of the Navan Novice Hurdle with a clear-cut victory at the Co Meath track. A G(...)

Bryan Cooper: “He’s an exciting three-mile chaser to have again. He gave me the feeling that the spark is still there.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sir Des Champs made a successful return from a near-two-year absence at Thurles on Thursday. A dual Cheltenham Festival winner and runner-up to Bob(...)

Gordon Elliott: his stable star,  Don Cossack, enjoyed a tremendous campaign last term, winning six of his seven starts including three Grade One victories. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ground conditions will dictate whether Ireland’s highest-rated chaser Don Cossack will make his seasonal reappearance in Thursday’s Irish Daily Star C(...)

Trainer Jessica Harrington has Elegant Statesman running at Navan on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer.

The former Champion Hurdle winner Jezki faces a season on the injury sidelines but trainer Jessica Harrington could still be on her international trav(...)

Tony McCoy rode Jezki to victory in the 2014 Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Inpho

Jezki, winner of the Champion Hurdle in 2014, has been ruled out for the season after suffering a setback. The seven-year-old found old foe Hurricane (...)