Trainer Willie Mullins shares a joke with jockey Luke Dempsey after   Killultagh Vic’s victory in the   Conditional Jockeys Hurdle  on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

illie Mullins has rewritten the Cheltenham Festival record books after a 207-1 final day double brought his tally for the week to eight winners, su(...)

Nina Carberry is led back in after winning on board On the Fringe. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Nina Carberry retrieved an otherwise frustrating Cheltenham 2015 with a first festival success over the famous steeplechase track on board Enda Bolger(...)

Milsean ridden by jockey Danny Mullins (left) leads from eventual winner Martello Tower ridden by Adrian Heskin during the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle on Gold Cup Day   at Cheltenham. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Willie Mullins made history by training a record eight winners at a Cheltenham Festival when Killultagh Vic landed a thrilling victory in the Martin P(...)

AP McCoy on the way to victory with Uxizandre in the  The Ryanair Steeplechase at Cheltenham. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Tony McCoy is as far removed from Gavin Sheehan in profile and experience as his Co Antrim birthplace is from Sheehan’s west Cork roots yet both decid(...)

Ruby Walsh on Vautour on his way to winning the 13.30 JLT Novices’ Chase on Day Three of Cheltenham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters.

Considering the 2015 Gold Cup has yet to be run it’s presumptuous in the extreme to think about the 2016 version but since Willie Mullins can’t help (...)

Trainer Gary Moore’s faith in  Sire de Grugy is restored after a footperfect performance at Chepstow last month and he goes out with ’a serious chance’ in today’s feature race at Cheltenham. Photograph: John Walton/PA

What a difference a year makes: 12 months ago it seemed Sire de Grugy became a Queen Mother Champion Chase winner almost by default, praised throug(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh celebrate winning the Champion Hurdle with Faugheen on day one of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins has redrawn the parameters of Cheltenham dominance with a dazzling opening day Grade 1 four-timer which indicates further radical recal(...)

Willie Mullins at the gallops at his Closutton headquarters in Carlow. He will bring a formidable 50-strong team to Cheltenham. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

The scale of Willie Mullins’s overarching influence at Cheltenham next week can be gauged in any number of statistical permutations, but few have put (...)

Faugheen on the gallops at Willie Mullins’s  yard at Closesutton in  Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faugheen will lead Willie Mullins’s three-pronged assault on the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday after the (...)

Paul Townend on Hurricane Fly alongside Champagne Fever at Willie Mullins’ yard in Closutton, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Florence Nightingale apparently believed apprehension more harmful than any exertion so Willie Mullins might need some TLC in the next fortnight befor(...)