Tidal Bay with Ruby Walsh on board on his way to winning the 2012 Lexus Steeplechase at Leopardstown. The enigmatic 13-year-old star is in contention to return to the course and distance of that epic success. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday’s multiple-Grade One Hennessy Gold Cup fixture has an enviable record of identifying future talent but it’s the veteran Tidal Bay that could br(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates his victory on Morning Assembly  in the Florida Pearl Novice Steeplechase   at Punchestown   in November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of racing’s oldest adages is “back the outsider of the three” and while referring to Jezki as an outsider verges on the insulting, the old saying (...)

Ruby Walsh steers Hurricane Fly to a world record 17 Grade One victories in yesterday’s StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hurricane Fly galloped to a world record of 17 Grade One wins with victory in the StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday on a day that(...)

 Morning Assembly: “He’s a smashing horse with a really big future.”

Morning Assembly made an impressive debut over fences in the Ballymore Christmas Fair & Family Fun November Festival Beginners Chase at Punchestow(...)

 Davy Russell riding Sir Des Champs clear the last to win The Bet Online With Thetote.com Punchestown Gold Cup  from Long Run  at Punchestown yesterday. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There’s an irony in Willie Mullins supplying Davy Russell with the winner that might seal the jockeys championship but after Sir Des Champs landed (...)