Don Cossack profits from Champagne Fever’s mistake in Thurles in one of four wins from four starts this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a glaring lack of an Irish-trained winner on the Ryanair Chase roll-of-honour and no one is more motivated to fill that gap than the big-rac(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins is keeping some cards close to his chest in relation to Sunday’s Hennessy card. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Even among the phalanx of outstanding horses in Willie Mullins’s yard, Alvisio Ville’s impressive Christmas debut makes him a particularly exciting(...)

Davy Russell on Lord Windermere (right) wins from On His Own (centre) and The Giant Bolster during last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

Jim Culloty blamed the ground for Lord Windermere’s below-par run in the Lexus Chase over Christmas and all roads still lead to a defence of the Be(...)

Paddy Mullins was head of one of the most famous National Hunt families in this country.

For those who can’t wait for the feast of National Hunt racing to begin on St Stephen’s day, Setanta will air Paddy Mullins – The Great Stayer on C(...)

Richie McLernon guides Johns Spirit over the last to win The Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham last November. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Tony McCoy should have taken a break from race-riding even before his announcement last week that he would rest for a fortnight, according to the tra(...)

Barry Geraghy and Jezki jump clear ahead of My Tent Or Yours (Tony McCoy) during the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jezki, Hurricane Fly, Faugheen and More Of That all appear among a star-studded entry for the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on No(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty and Shutthefrontdoor on the way to victory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Barry Cronin/PA

Jonjo O’Neill enjoyed further success in what has already been a fabulous season for his yard as Shutthefrontdoor justified his position as 8 to 1 (...)

Mouse Morris: Only six years since the trainer supplied the Irish Grand National winner Hear The Echo at 33/1. Photograph: Alan Betson

Since he is owned by a wealthy businessman and trained by a Lord’s son, a win for Rogue Angel might not exactly chime with the(...)

Paul Webber’s Cantlow heads a maximum field of 30 for Monday’s Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. The British horse is one of six runne(...)

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(...)