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(...)

Sprinter Sacre and jockey Barry Geraghty after pulling up in the williamhill.com Desert Orchid  Chase  at Kempton.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Ahead of a star-studded Leopardstown weekend there came a reminder yesterday that no amount of star-power is a guarantee of success as Sprinter Sacre’(...)

Co Antrim trainer Stuart Crawford has appealed the decision of the Navan stewards on Sunday to allow the odds-on favourite Royal Caviar hold on to the(...)

Tony McCoy falls from Colbert Station during the Tara Handicap Hurdle at Navan today. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Briar Hill easily shrugged aside his solitary rival Azorian to land the Navan Novice Hurdle at the Co Meath track.The Grade One feature had been reduc(...)