Ruby Walsh will partner Long Run for the first time in Sunday’s Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at Auteuil as regular mount Sam Waley-Cohen is not allowed to ride in the race due to his amateur status. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh will partner Long Run for the first time in Sunday’s Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at Auteuil.Sam Waley-Cohen, son of the owner Robert, has (...)

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(...)

Mouse Morris: Only six years since the trainer supplied the Irish Grand National winner Hear The Echo at 33/1. Photograph: Alan Betson

Since he is owned by a wealthy businessman and trained by a Lord’s son, a win for Rogue Angel might not exactly chime with the(...)

A mass offering of racing silks is brought from St Brigid’s Church at the funeral of Marguerite Weld at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Horse racing remembered two of its stalwarts yesterday when Marguerite Weld and Johnny Harrington were laid to rest. Mourners first gathered(...)

 Aintree Racecourse on the opening day of the Crabbie’s Grand National 2014. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

County Kildare trainer Peter Maher feels he has Big Shu in the shape of his life ahead of Saturday’s first £1 million Crabbies’ Grand National (...)

Tony McCoy on Colbert Station after winning the Paddy Power Chase in 2012.

Ground conditions could yet dictate what Irish-trained horse Tony McCoy teams up with in Saturday’s Crabbie’s(...)

A horse and jockey make their way back from the gallops past bookies stands during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Last Instalment will take his chance in this afternoon’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, but fellow Gigginstown House Stud-owned runner First Lieutenant h(...)

Willie Mullins’s novice hurdlers have been in brilliant form all week and I think Briar Hill (...)

Barry Geraghty and Bobs Worth winning The Lexus Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

He never wins spectacularly but back-to-back Betfred Gold Cup victories for Bobs Worth today will put a seal on t(...)

Spring is in the air as some runners have an early run-out at Cheltenham yesterday morning in preparation for the start of today’s four-day festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins appreciates the history of Cheltenham more than most so the significance of Qu(...)