Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree is top weight for next Saturday’s Hennessy at Newbury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

It is 10 years since Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team first struck Grade 1 gold at Fairyhouse’s Winter Festival, and a decade later the(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Douvan clear past the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham in  March. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Navan hosts the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Chase on Sunday, plus the Grade Two Monksfield Novice Hurdle but both could be overshadowed if Douvan line(...)

Road To Riches with Bryan Cooper and the winning connections after winning the   Clonmel Oil Steeplechase. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup third Road To Riches thrilled trainer Noel Meade with a perfect reappearance in the Clonmel Oil Chase. Also third in the Punchesto(...)

Road to Riches returns to action in the Clonmel Oil Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Trainer Noel Meade reports Cheltenham Gold Cup third Road To Riches to be “100 per cent ready” for his return to action in Thursday’s Clonmel Oil Chas(...)

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-(...)

 Jockey Paul Carberry and trainer Noel Meade with Realth Dubh at Leopardstown Racecourse

DARRAGH McDONAGH A company owned by leading Irish horse trainer Noel Meade, declared accumulated profits of over €1.2 million last year, according to(...)

Air Force Blue ridden by Ryan Moore (right) wins the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

Air Force Blue’s superb Dewhurst Stakes success on Saturday was a 13th Group 1 success in 2015 for Aidan O’Brien and the champion trainer’s reach is (...)

Rogue Angel staged a late rally to win the Guinness Kerry National in Listowel. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rogue Angel staged a late rally to snatch the spoils in the Guinness Kerry National Handicap Chase at Listowel. The Mouse Morris-trained seven-year-ol(...)

 Paul Townend on board the veteran On His Own, who has a confidence boosting recent win at Cork under his belt and could step up today in the Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Given the widespread expectation that a vintage crop of novice talent will unveil a new Gold Cup era next season, opportunity beckons for the curre(...)

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 (...)