Ruby Walsh riding Vroum Vroum Mag  to win  at Ascot in  January. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Grade 1 racing rarely makes allowances, but the mares’ allowance Vroum Vroum Mag, in particular, receives for Punchestown’s day four festival highlig(...)

Willie Mullins celebrates winning The Ryanair Novice Steeplechase with Douvan at Punchestown. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Racing history could yet reduce Douvan’s Punchestown success yesterday to relative footnote status in a great career, banishing memories of a widespre(...)

Annie Power will miss Punchestown. Photograph: Getty

Vroum Vroum Mag is one of six declarations for Friday’s Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle, with fellow Willie Mullins inmate Annie Power a noticeable(...)

Don’t Touch It (centre) ridden by Barry Geraghty comes home to win the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Red-hot favourite Yorkhill was bitterly disappointing as Don’t Touch It claimed victory in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. The Will(...)

Un De Sceaux is Willie Mullins’ representative in Saturday’s Celebration Chase at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins relies on Un De Sceaux in the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday after deciding against declaring Douvan and Vautour. The(...)

Trainer Nicky Henderson with Sprinter Sacre: “I’ve just got a bit of work to do with him. He seems very well.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Sprinter Sacre appears likely to provide a headline attraction for the Sandown card that ends the jumps season on Saturday week. The veteran chaser, (...)

Ger Fox on Rogue Angel after  winning the  Irish Grand National: now targeting the Scottish version. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rogue Angel could attempt to provide his trainer Mouse Morris with a remarkable Grand National hat-trick at Ayr on Saturday. The Gigginstown Stud -ow(...)

2011 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Long Run has been retired. Photograph: Getty

Long Run, dual King George VI Chase hero and winner of the Gold Cup, has been retired after finishing fifth in a hunter chase at Carlisle. The 11-yea(...)

Neville Porter, bookmaker from Durham, at his stand in Cheltenham. Photograph: Chris Dooley

It’s noon on day two of the Cheltenham Festival, the sun is just beginning to break through the clouds, and for trackside bookmaker Neville Porter thi(...)

Sprinter Sacre ridden by jockey Nico de Boinville on the way to winning the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase during Ladies Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: David Davies/PA

That jump-racing’s self-consciously tough face fronts a vast amount of sentiment has rarely been more apparent than following Sprinter Sacre’s tumultu(...)