Trainer Willie Mullins looks on in the parade ring  at Sandown. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins expressed his disagreement with the actions of the stewards at Sandown after he was fined £1,000 (€1,280) for withdrawing Vroum Vroum M(...)

 Willie Mullins and Paul Nicholls share a joke as they pose for a photo in the parade ring ahead of the first race at Sandown. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Paul Nicholls cemented his 10th trainers’ title by saddling a one-two in the Bet365 Select Hurdle at Sandown with Ptit Zig and Silsol. However, the r(...)

Paul Nicholls is closing in on the British champion trainer title. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Nicholls extended his lead over Willie Mullins after another decent pay-day in the race to be crowned British champion trainer. Nicholls began T(...)

Un De Sceaux is Willie Mullins’ representative in Saturday’s Celebration Chase at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins relies on Un De Sceaux in the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday after deciding against declaring Douvan and Vautour. The(...)

Willie Mullins saw Up For Review win at Perth on Wednesday as he clawed back the gap to Paul Nicholls. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins clawed back a fraction of the deficit in the battle for the trainers’ championship by saddling the first two home in the British Stalli(...)

Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies wins the Coral Scottish Grand National  aboard  Vicente at Ayr. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Vicente won a thrilling renewal of the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr to put Paul Nicholls back on top in the race for the British trainers’ cha(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: his team have hit the ground running so far this season with eight winners in Ireland already. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Coolmore will be Aidan O’Brien’s first runner on the flat in Britain this year when she puts her classic credentials on the line at Newmarket on Tues(...)

Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell on his way to winning the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree last year. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The memory of Red Rum is never far away from any Grand National and it will be evoked today in particular for Many Clouds, who will attempt to be the (...)

Vautour is an odds-on favourite for the Melling Chase at Aintree. Photograph: PA

Vautour will face just five rivals as he bids to supplement his Ryanair Chase success in the JLT Melling Chase at Aintree on Friday. Willie Mullins’ (...)

Ruby Walsh, Willie Mullins and owner Susannah Ricci (second right) celebrate with their trophies after winning the Ryanair Chase with Vautour at Cheltenham. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Willie Mullins’ ambition to become the first Irishman to win the British trainers’ championship since Vincent O’Brien 62 years ago could hinge on nex(...)