Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell on his way to winning the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree last year. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The memory of Red Rum is never far away from any Grand National and it will be evoked today in particular for Many Clouds, who will attempt to be the (...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy on Squouateur before the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photograph: PA

The hand of history is all over the 2016 Boylesports Irish Grand National but its destiny could rest in the hands of its youngest jockey as Jack Kenne(...)

 Peter Roe, manager of Fairyhouse Racecourse, with last year’s  Boylesports Irish Grand National winner, Thunder and Roses. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Ground conditions no worse than soft are predicated by Fairyhouse officials for Easter Monday’s €275,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National. Venitien (...)

Aidan O’Brien: Air Force Blue and Minding are among a large team of O’Brien stars due to gallop at the track after racing at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s 2016 turf campaign gets underway at the Curragh on Sunday with Aidan O’Brien using the opportunity to work some of his top classic hopes. (...)

Roi Des Francs is a prime fancy for the four-mile National Hunt Chase on Day One of Cheltenham next week but has also been installed as one of the ear(...)

Valseur Lido tops the weights for this year’s Irish Grand National and is one of 17 entries for Willie Mullins. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins is making a concerted effort to end his Irish Grand National hoodoo by entering 17 horses for the Boylesports-sponsored staying handica(...)

Jamie Flynn on Goonyella. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Venitien De Mai led home a Jim Dreaper 1-2 in Sunday’s Leinster National at Naas but it was the performance of the runner up, Goonyella, which encoura(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins: his Gold Cup contender Don Poli second top-rated at 11.9 for the Aintree Grand National.   Photo:  Pat Healy/PA

It is 42 years since Red Rum landed back-to-back renewals of the Crabbie’s Aintree Grand National and Many Clouds is a clear favourite to emulate the(...)

Union Dues is in line to make his chasing debut at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

If Min doesn’t follow in the illustrious hoofprints of Douvan and Vautour by winning Saturday’s Grade 2 highlight at Punchestown those who believe th(...)

Paul Townend on his way to winning the Boomerang Animal Bedding Handicap Hurdle on I Shot The Sheriff  at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Coral Scottish Grand National has proved an elusive target for Irish raiders over the years but punters appear set to put their trust in Tony Mar(...)