Patrick Mullins will ride  Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. The 10-year-old won both t(...)

Patrick Mullins: rides Whiteout in Galway’s Day One festival highlight. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Patrick Mullins has been Ireland’s record-breaking champion amateur jockey for the last eight years, but Whiteout could earn herself a special plac(...)

Matthew Bowes is unseated by Waydownsouth during the Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA. Matthew Bowes is unseated by Waydownsouth during the Martinstown Opportunity Series Final Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

Bryan Cooper has the enviable pick of Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team but found out again that choice has its minuses too when Paul Carberr(...)

Champion amateur rider Patrick Mullins at his father’s training yard at Closutton, near Leighlinbridge. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Since day one of Cheltenham 2015 revolves around one man to an extent unprecedented through the festival’s long history, the secret of Willie Mullins’(...)

Apache Stronghold and Paul Carberry lead home Valseur Lido ridden by Bryan Cooper to win the Flogas Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Legend has it that a reason can often be a superfluous consideration when Paul Carberry wants to celebrate, but Apache Stronghold provided a perfect (...)

Los Angeles Galaxy’s  Robbie Keane issues instructions to a teammate as Jermaine Jones of the New England Revolution looks on during the MLS Cup. Photograph: Getty Images  1:06

Robbie Keane has hitched up his shorts like Fabien Barthez and you can see the black kinesio tape on his hamstrings. He glugs down half a bottle of wa(...)

Briar Hill and Ruby Walsh will be looking to win the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham today.

Coming to Cheltenham the Willie Mullins team were convinced Briar Hill represented their best chance in the novic(...)

Ruby Walsh and Ballycasey in action. Ballycasey has always carried a huge reputation from within the Mullins camp. He can deliver on that in style today in the RSA. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In 2009 Dunguib looked to have the racing world at his feet with a spectacular Cheltenham fes(...)

 At the Cheltenham Festival preview night in aid of Pieta House in Swords, from left, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, tipster with the Irish Daily Star, leading jockeys Davy Russell and Andrew McNamara. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Tis the season. For half-heard whispers and good things drawn and quartered. For done-nothing-wrongs and wouldn’t-swap-him-anyways, for out-wi(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper onboard Benefficient clears the last fence on his way to winning the The Paddy Power Chase  ahead of jockey Andrew McNamara onboard Hidden Cyclone and Arvika Ligeonniere with jockey Ruby Walsh. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even the absence of Sprinter Sacre from the Queen Mother Champion Chase appears unlikely to sway Tony Martin from aiming Benefficient(...)