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(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins. “Willie looks as if he could have his most successful week ever at Cheltenham and looks to have some fantastic ammunition, particularly on the first day.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The scale of Willie Mullins’s potential dominance at next month’s Cheltenham festival has been underlined by one firm offering just 16-1 about Irelan(...)

2013 Punchestown Festival, Punchestown, Co. Kildare 23/4/2013The Boylesports.com Champion Steeplechase Sprinter Sacre ridden by Barry Geraghty clears the last ahead of Sizing Europe ridden by Andrew Lynch to winMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Nicky Henderson can see no reason why Sprinter Sacre should not improve on his comeback effort in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.Once regarded as u(...)

 Barry Geraghty and  Peace And Co  clear the last to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Peace And Co preserved his unbeaten record with an accomplished success in the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham.The 4-9 favourite came from off (...)

Nicky Henderson with Barry Geraghty  at Ascot Racecourse. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Barry Geraghty admits it was a tough decision to overlook Bivouac in favour of Peace And Co in today’s JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham. Peace A(...)

  Noel Fehily riding Dodging Bullets (right)  wins The Sodexo Clarence House Steeple Chase from Sprinter Sacre and Barry Geraghty (left) at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Star steeplechaser Sprinter Sacre was beaten by Dodging Bullets on his comeback race at Ascot, but still emerged from the race with credit.Sent off t(...)

Barry Geraghty: suggested that the horse felt like “the Sprinter of old” after a schooling session at Newbury last month. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Racing’s absorption with Sprinter Sacre and his return to the track in today’s Clarence House Chase at Ascot could seem a little overblown. He is on(...)

Annie Power and Ruby Walsh on the way to winning the European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival, Punchestown, Co Kildare last May. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR Quevega became a Cheltenham legend by winning the OLBG Hurdle six times and it appears the now-retired mare’s former stable companion (...)

 Barry Geraghty and  Sprinter Sacre:   “The forecast is pretty wet and it just depends how bad it gets, we wouldn’t want it too heavy,” said Geraghty.Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Twinlight has mixed good and bad this season but only a career best performance is likely to be good enough if he is to record back-to-back Grade One(...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty: claimed the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase in spectacular fashion. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are the headline acts in a record 33 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on March 11th.L(...)