Ruby Walsh guides Min to victory in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. The star novice could now go straight to Cheltenham. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Leopardstown officials are confident of securing a long-term backer for the Irish Gold Cup in 2017 but have confirmed there will be no sponsor for it(...)

Don Cossack: A 9/4 favourite to become just the sixth Irish-trained winner of Kempton’s King George VI Chase. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

 Organising Christmas is a headache for most but spare a logistical thought for trainer Gordon Elliott and his team of 20 St Stephens Day runners(...)

Douvan will be up against some of the cream of Ireland’s novice talent at Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is an unsettled festive weather outlook but Leopardstown officials are predicting ground conditions no worse than “soft” for their four-day Chri(...)

An artist’s impression of the permanent marquee-style pavilion planned for Leopardstown Racecourse

Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed a €4.7 million capital development grant towards the €12 million cost of the latest leg of redevelopment at its Leo(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Golden Horn celebrates winning the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown racecourse on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Irish racing’s top official said the sponsor of Saturday’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes was informed two days beforehand of the decision to move for(...)

Leopardstown chief executive Pat Keogh

The traditional pre-Cheltenham workouts at Leopardstown’s final National Hunt card of the season have declined in significance in recent years and it(...)

Snow and heavy frost is causing problems for Irish racing fixtures this week. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The Turf Club has announced that the fixture scheduled for Down Royal on Wednesday has been cancelled “due to frost” - the fixture will now take place(...)

Snow  and heavy frost could cause problems for Irish racing fixtures this week. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The current cold weather has Ireland’s next racing fixture at Down Royal tomorrow “in the lap of the gods”, but officials at Leopardstown are “not (...)

Davy Russell celebrates winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Lord Windermere. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It is 21 years since a reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup champion landed Leopardstown’s Hennessy, and jockey Davy Russell believes the current “blue-riban(...)

Annie Power and Ruby Walsh on the way to winning the European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival, Punchestown, Co Kildare last May. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR Quevega became a Cheltenham legend by winning the OLBG Hurdle six times and it appears the now-retired mare’s former stable companion (...)