Davy Russell celebrates winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Lord Windermere. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It is 21 years since a reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup champion landed Leopardstown’s Hennessy, and jockey Davy Russell believes the current “blue-riban(...)

Silver Concorde, ridden by Robbie McNamara, winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper during Ladies Day at Cheltenham this year. Photograph: David David Davies/PA Wire

The Cheltenham Bumper hero Silver Concorde is on course to make his eagerly anticipated jumping debut at Leopardstown this week and will lead a small (...)

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 (...)

Don Cossack, ridden by Brian O’Connell, wins The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at Punchestown Racecourse, County Kildare.   Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Don Cossack maintained his unbeaten record this season with a third victory from as many starts in a dramatic renewal of the John Durkan Memorial Punc(...)

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(...)

Jessica Harrington, Kate Harrington and Robbie Power with two of the yard’s star performers Jetson and Jezki. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Visiting a racing yard can have multiple benefits, not least of which is a reminder that a racehorse is a living, breathing individual, preoccupied mo(...)

Boston Bob will be  ridden by Ruby Walsh in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

Willie Mullins’ pair of On His Own and Boston Bob top a list of 10 declared runners for Wednesday’s Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchesto(...)

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 (...)

 Jockey Sam Waley Cohen and Long Run. The 2011 Gold Cup winner  has been given a rating over a stone and a half lower than his career peak. He’s not as good as he was – but he surely hasn’t regressed that much. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

It’s almost 40 years since a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner won the Grand National and it is a very different Grand National now to when L’Escargot fam(...)

Trainer Jim Culloty (left) and jockey Davy Rusell (right) with Lord Windermere during the homecoming parade at Mount Corbitt Stables, Churchtown, County Cork. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA Wire

Jim Culloty already has one eye on Lord Windermere’s Cheltenham Gold Cup defence next March after revealing his stable star will not run again (...)