Willie Mullins has seven entries in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury. Photograph: Sportsfile

Willie Mullins has a strong-hand at the five-day stage of the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury with four of the top six in the weights from 31 to stand their(...)

Noel Meade believes Road to Riches is a ‘stupid price’ for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Trainer Noel Meade believes Road To Riches is a “stupid price” for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Having struck twice at the highest leve(...)

The crowds here in Scottsdale are massive and I’m looking forward to playing the 16th – one of golf’s iconic par 3s

I’ll use one word to describe what conditions were like last Sunday at Torrey Pines: Horrendous! It brought me back to some of those days spent on win(...)

First Lieutenant with Barry Geraghty on board:  Mouse Morris charge may shed his ‘nearly’ horse reputation in Saturday’s Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Since he’s owned by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, First Lieutenant is hardly a comfortable fit for any “little guy” role, but he will still be a hugel(...)

Ivanovich Gorbatov  faces danger from three top-class fillies in Saturday’s Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The gambled-on Triumph Hurdle favourite Ivanovich Gorbatov could have to overcome ‘Girl Power’ if he is to successfully advertise his Cheltenham fest(...)

Eddie O’Leary: Updates on race plans for Gigginstown Stud runners. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Ante-post favourite Road To Riches is set to lead a powerful Gigginstown Stud team in Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup, as doubts surround the participation(...)

Horse owner Rich Ricci and trainer Willie Mullins. The colossal investment made by rich owners means the best National Hunt horses will line up at Cheltenham under a fervently embraced “Team Ireland” banner. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Cheltenham’s significance is so overarching that the festival clock never really stops ticking. And with only six weeks to National Hunt racing’s grea(...)

The Gallery Room in Adare Manor, Co Limerick, prior to its forthcoming refurbishment which is estimated to take 18 months. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

It has hosted former US president Bill Clinton, Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, rock star Bruce Springsteen and champion golfer Tiger Woods, but the (...)

Victoria Pendleton is in line to ride Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Getty

Victoria Pendleton has been given a great opportunity of fulfilling her dream of riding in the St James’ Place Foxhunter Chase after Pacha Du Polder w(...)

 Naas racecourse faces an 8am inspection today following overnight frost. Photograph: Caroline Norris

Provisional plans are in place for Naas to switch its Grade 2 card to Tuesday should the course fail to survive an 8am inspection, but officials rema(...)