Jockey Ruby Walsh onboard Vautour clears a fence on his way to winning The Leopardstown Killiney Novice Steeplechase in January, 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Willie Mullins remains “surprised” by Faugheen’s defeat by stablemate Nichols Canyon in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Th(...)

Paul Carberry  on Don Cossack at Punchestown Racecourse: Don Cossack appears unlikely to make the journey to Berkshire for the Hennessy Gold Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack heads the weights for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on November 28th. Gordon Elliott’s brilliant chaser has been allotted 11st 12lb fo(...)

Sprinter Sacre winning at  Punchestown  in 2013 before  heart problems  kept him out of action for more than a year. He makes a reappearance at Cheltenham next weekend and trainer Nicky Henderson is pleased with his preparation. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Sprinter Sacre could face up to 10 rivals when he makes his seasonal reappearance in the Shloer Chase at Cheltenham on Sunday. Nicky Henderson’s nine-(...)

Ruby Walsh on Vautour on his way to winning the  JLT Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Irish raiders Vautour and Don Cossack head the ante-post market after 32 entries were revealed for the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on(...)

 Barry Geraghty onboard Jezki in the JP McManus colours at  Punchestown in 2013. Photograph: Inpho

Barry Geraghty is set to replace Tony McCoy as retained rider to owner JP McManus, according to reports this morning. The 20-times champion McCoy reti(...)

Highland Reel wins at Goodwood last year with Joseph O’Brien on board. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Highland Reel has secured the luck of the draw ahead of his attempt to provide Aidan O’Brien with a fourth victory in the French 2, 000 Guineas and a(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Un De Sceaux to  win The Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary isn’t renowned for giveaways but there’s a €115,000 Grade 1 highlight at Punchestown that looks to be just waiting f(...)

Davy Russell guides Mallowney to victory in the Handicap Steeplechase at Punchestown last year. Mallowney is joint-top rated on 162. Photograph: Inpho

Davy Russell is aiming for a Grade One return to action on board Mallowney in the Punchestown Festival’s Day One feature and it could prove a key ingr(...)

Sandown Park is expecting an 18,000 sell-out crowd for Tony McCoy’s final day of racing on Saturday. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images

Racing fans eager to see the final rides of Tony McCoy’s record-breaking career at Sandown Park on Saturday will need to book tickets in advance or ri(...)

 Barry Geraghty could make a surprise return for the final day of the British jump season at Sandown. Photograph: PA

Barry Geraghty has not yet given up hope of making a surprise return from injury for the last day of the British jumps season at Sandown on Saturday.T(...)