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 (...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)

Paul Carberry on Apache Stronghold is held off by Ruby Walsh onboard Vautouri at last year’s Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Inpho

It will be a day shy of being a perfect birthday present, and Texas Jack’s Hennessy shot is a long one, but Paul Carberry can still secure a notable (...)

Ruby Walsh riding Djakadam on their way to winning The Goffs Tyhestes Handicap Steeplechase at Gowran Park. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins landed an incredible sixth win in the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park as Djakadam sauntered to victory.Sent off favourite (...)

Noel Meade: “He ran well at Christmas. We are hoping he can come on a bit from that.” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Monksland seeks to take another major step forward ahead of the Cheltenham Festival following a two-year lay-off when he lines-up for the John Mulhern(...)

Brian Hughes onboard Katie T on the way to winning the Boylesports Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Punchestown’s Grade One Mares Hurdle in early May could be a long-term target for the Boylesports heroine Katie T.Trainer Kevin Prendergast has confir(...)

Gilgamboa with jockey Mark Walsh clears the last hurdle ahead of Flaxen Flare and jockey David O’Leary to win the Boylesports.com Hurdle at Leopardstown last January. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Gilgamboa could put his Cheltenham festival credentials to a Grade One test in Leopardstown at the end of the month.Unbeaten in two starts over fence(...)

Hurricane Fly (left) ridden by Ruby Walsh alongside Jezki and Tony McCoy before winning the Ryanair Hurdle at the Leopardstown Christmas festival. Photograph: PA Wire

Hurricane Fly has frightened away most of the opposition as only eight horses have been entered for the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopard(...)

Willie Mullins: “Tell Us More has done nothing wrong in his two races to date, hopefully he’s open to plenty of improvement. The step up in trip and the ground will suit him.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Willie Mullins expects a step up in distance to bring about further improvement from Tell Us More as the exciting youngster spearheads a three-pronged(...)