Jamie Codd guiding  Shaneshill to victory at Punchestown. The Grade One Bumper winner will be fancied in the Navan Novice Hurdle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Shaneshill is the star equine attraction on Navan’s Grade Two card but Davy Condon’s return to action will be the most welcome element to the pre-fe(...)

The Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup: Lord Windermere ridden by Davy Russell (right) beats On his Own ridden by David Casye to win at Prestbury Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

The British Horseracing Authority probably don’t do Christmas cards but if they did, Graham Wylie’s would probably be extra-big. The English owner’s (...)

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere will be reunited with  Davy Russell in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpo

Ireland’s latest Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere may be returning to action in Punchestown’s John Durkan Chase but his latest Grade One assi(...)

Annie Power, ridden by Rugby Walsh, on way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival in 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Willie Mullins expects Annie Power to return to full training following the busy Christmas period after scans revealed her injuries were not as bad as(...)

Lord Windermere (right) edges out On His Own to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Tradition indicates that Lord Windermere faces a huge task if he is to retain his Gold Cup crown in March. But Ireland’s latest “blue-riband” hero wi(...)

Tony McCoy has decided to enter dual-Cheltenham festival winner Alderwood in the Galway Plate. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Jonathan Burke was only 11 when his father Liam trained the 2007 Galway Plate winner and the rising-star of the jockey’s room can complete a memorabl(...)

 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(...)