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 (...)

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(...)

 Ruby Walsh riding Annie Power on their way to winning The Coral Hurdle Race Ascot racecourse on November 23, 2013 in Ascot, England. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power could make her eagerly awaited return to action next week after starring among the entries for Wednesday’s punchestown.com Mares Hurdle. (...)

2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds has been entered again for this year’s race. Photograph: Getty

Last year’s winner Many Clouds features among 126 entries for the Crabbie’s Grand National on April 9th, with the Aintree feature attracting the highe(...)

The Willie Mullins-trained Douvan is odds-on favourite for the Arkle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Sportsfile

The brilliant Douvan is the star name among 37 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdl(...)

Gold Cup winner Coneygree could be lured to Leopardstown for the Lexus Chase on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Inpho

Coneygree’s connections may prefer to stay at home for the King George VI Chase this Christmas but Leopardstown’s authorities aren’t yet giving up on(...)

More Of That ridden by Barry Geraghty clears the last fence before going on to win  at Cheltenham. Photograph: PA

More Of That could potentially follow in the hoofprints of Coneygree after maintaining his unbeaten record at Cheltenham when making it two wins from (...)

Patrick Mullins will ride  Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. The 10-year-old won both t(...)

Tony McCoy with Jonjo O’Neill at Sandown racecourse. “We’ll never see the likes of him again,” said O’Neill. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The cheering was so tumultuous as AP McCoy returned from his final race, his horse Box Office was probably thinking third is the new first, his ears p(...)