Jim Culloty’s barren run was ended when Spring Heeled, with Robbie McNamara on board, won the Kim Muir Challenge Cup at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Getty Images.

Jim Culloty hopes a dizzying season that has taken the Co Cork-based trainer from a winner drought to the peak of Cheltenham Gold Cup(...)

Paul Carberry after his win on Guitar Pete on the opening day of the Aintree Festival. The Irish jockey was brought to hospital after a fall in the Topham Chase over the Grand National fences on Friday. Photograph:   David Davies/PA

Irish jockeys Mikey Fogarty and Paul Carberry were taken to hospital in Aintree after nasty falls in the Topham Chase, with fellow riders Andre(...)

Owner Michael O’Leary congratulates jockey Paul Carberry  after Very Well won the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle  at Cheltenham yesterday.

Lord Windermere’s Gold Cup was the highlight of a stunning six Irish-trained winners on the final day of Cheltenh(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper was badly winded in a fall at Naas but is expected to be for the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bryan Cooper is expected to be fit for the start of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday after emerging relatively unscathed from a crunching fal(...)

Robbie Colgan and Pass The Hat (centre, pink and white) clear the last to win the feature race at Leopardstown yesterday, the Carrickmines Handicap Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mount Colah has no Cheltenham ambitions but after mixing it with some potential festival stars throughout the sea(...)

Ruby Walsh clears the last on Arvika Ligeonniere to win the John Durkan Memorial Chase on their last visit to Punchestown in December. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho


Punchestown Racing, Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare 8/12/2013The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown SteeplechaseRuby Walsh clears the last on Arvika Ligeonniere to win the third race of the dayMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Strictly on handicap figures Arvika Ligeonniere is no certainty to land tomorrow’s Grade Two feature but the only statistic likely to end up counting (...)

David Casey: is fancied to have a big-race double at Leopardstown on Sea Light and Talbot Road.

Tomorrow’s Leopardstown card might have the Grade One glory but today’s action has the majority share of a weekend prize-money pot worth more than €55(...)

 Tony McCoy comes from behind on Waxies Dargle to win  the opening race at Fairyhouse.

Turban landed another valuable pot for the Willie Mullins team with a decisive success in the Underwriting Exchange Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase (...)

Hidden Cyclone and Andrew McNamara, who bid for Ascot’s  Sadexo Clarence House Chase.

Today’s Sadexo Clarence House Chase is the weekend Grade One feature and it gives Co Carlow trainer John “Shark” Hanlon an opportunity to score a firs(...)

Briar Hill (Ruby Walsh) wins the Slaney Novice Hurdle at  Naas. (Photograph: Niall Carson/PA)

Briar Hill appears likely to go up in trip when he returns to the Cheltenham Festival in March following his rather workmanlike victory in the Slaney (...)