Trainer Willie Mullins has taken Vautour out of Tuesday’s Champion Chase at Punchestown but may run the  Supreme Novices’ Hurdle hurdle winner later in the week at the festival. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Star novice Vautour will miss the Champion Chase at Punchestown after failing to sparkle in his final workout ahead of Tuesday’s feature event.Willie (...)

Davy Condon has been forced to retire after his fall during the Grand National. Photograph: Inpho

Davy Condon has been forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury.Condon was riding Portrait King in the Grand National at Aintree when he (...)

Paul Townend kept up his winning momentum with four victories at Navan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Limerick: Willie Mullins will consider options at Fairyhouse and Punchestown for Vroum Vroum Mag after the mare oozed class in the Irish Stallion Farm(...)

Jockey Nico de Boinville and Coneygree led from the start to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final day of the festival. photograph: adrian dennis

At the end of three and a quarter miles and twenty two fences there were no arguments and no excuses: Coneygree, the unbeaten novice, had dared his Be(...)

Runners and riders race up the straight in front of packed stands on day three of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

On Friday 13th it would have been very neat for Tony McCoy’s final Cheltenham festival ride to be a “lucky 13” in the race named after him but Ned Bun(...)

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 (...)

Annie Power with Ruby Walsh: Looks a class above the opposition in the OLBG Mares’ hurdle. Her stable companion Glens Melody poses perhaps the biggest threat. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A rare consensus about Day One of this year’s Cheltenham festival is that all four of Willie Mullins’s Grade One hotpots surely can’t win: and yet boo(...)

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 (...)

Arctic Skipper, ridden by Andrew Lynch, leads the field home to win the he Paddy Power Shops 10.30am Sunday Service Maiden Hurdle at Naas. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A Naas fixture billed as ‘Cheltenham Trial Day’ was lit up by sparkling Grade Two success for Mallowney, a horse not even entered for the festival in(...)

Willie Mullins: has seven of the 11 entries left in the Paddy Power flat race at Naas on Sunday.

A quartet of Grade Two contests will be the black-type highlights this weekend but it is a comparatively low-key €13,500 contest at Naas this Sunday (...)