Ryan Moore guiding Pique Sous to victory in the e Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Bookmakers are already running for cover ahead of next week’s festival at Ballybrit with Willie Mullins’s Pique Sous on target to try and secure the (...)

Ruby Walsh returns to action in France after a fractured arm and dislocated shoulder sustained at Cheltenham. Photograph: Inpho

The world’s top-rated racehorse Treve`might be returning to Group One action in Paris tomorrow but flat matters still have to wait in the wings as (...)

Jim Culloty’s barren run was ended when Spring Heeled, with Robbie McNamara on board, won the Kim Muir Challenge Cup at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Getty Images.

Jim Culloty hopes a dizzying season that has taken the Co Cork-based trainer from a winner drought to the peak of Cheltenham Gold Cup(...)

Jockey Ben Dalton aboard Liberty Counsel (left) on his way to winning the Irish Grand National last year leaves jockey Paul Townend on Away We Go in his wake. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s being billed as the “Race of the People” but Willie Mullins hopes he will be able to break the little-guy streak in Easter Monday’s €250,000 B(...)

 Jockey Sam Waley Cohen and Long Run. The 2011 Gold Cup winner  has been given a rating over a stone and a half lower than his career peak. He’s not as good as he was – but he surely hasn’t regressed that much. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

It’s almost 40 years since a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner won the Grand National and it is a very different Grand National now to when L’Escargot fam(...)

Trainer Jim Culloty (left) and jockey Davy Rusell (right) with Lord Windermere during the homecoming parade at Mount Corbitt Stables, Churchtown, County Cork. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA Wire

Jim Culloty already has one eye on Lord Windermere’s Cheltenham Gold Cup defence next March after revealing his stable star will not run again (...)

Spring Heeled (Robbie McNamara) makes all in last week’s Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

The case of leading trainer Philip Fenton for alleged possession of steroids is due to be heard in court today. The 49-year-old is facing eight(...)

Ruby Walsh and Hurricane Fly. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Men and women will be weeping discreetly and others will weep more openly at the plight of two larger- than-life-sized puppets enduring the hel(...)

Lord Windermere, ridden by Davy Russell, beats On his Own, ridden by David Casey, to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own remains favourite in some betting lists for the Aintree Grand National but Wil(...)

Davy Russell: “It’s seventh heaven. It’s a lesson for anybody who gets knocked through your life or career; you keep your mouth shut and move on.” Photograph: David Davies/PA

Lord Windermere might not have won the best renewal of this feature event but never in the 90 year history of steeplechasing’s greatest prize h(...)