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(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins is keeping some cards close to his chest in relation to Sunday’s Hennessy card. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Even among the phalanx of outstanding horses in Willie Mullins’s yard, Alvisio Ville’s impressive Christmas debut makes him a particularly exciting(...)

  Noel Fehily riding Dodging Bullets (right)  wins The Sodexo Clarence House Steeple Chase from Sprinter Sacre and Barry Geraghty (left) at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Star steeplechaser Sprinter Sacre was beaten by Dodging Bullets on his comeback race at Ascot, but still emerged from the race with credit.Sent off t(...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty: claimed the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase in spectacular fashion. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are the headline acts in a record 33 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on March 11th.L(...)

Davy Russell on Lord Windermere (right) wins from On His Own (centre) and The Giant Bolster during last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty

Jim Culloty blamed the ground for Lord Windermere’s below-par run in the Lexus Chase over Christmas and all roads still lead to a defence of the Be(...)

Nicky Henderson: “I think he’s very exciting. Let’s see what Mr (Willie) Mullins brings over for the Supreme because I suspect that’s what we’ve got to beat.” Photo: Steve Parsons/PA.

L’Ami Serge laid down a sizeable Supreme Novices’ Hurdle marker as he breezed to Grade One glory in the 32Red Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown on Saturda(...)

 Barry Geraghty: the jockey  will ride Vyta Du Roc for his boss Nicky Henderson and is expecting big things from the French import. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Parlour Games bids to reward the patience of trainer John Ferguson with a big run in the Betfred Goals Galore Challow Novices Hurdle at Newbury.Fergus(...)

Noel Fehily rode Silviniaco Conti  to victory in the William Hill King George VI  at Kempton. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Noel Fehily kept it simple as Silviniaco Conti repeated his win of 12 months ago in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton.Despite being cha(...)

Tony McCoy riding Jollyallan clear the last to win The William Hill  Novices’ Hurdle Race at Kempton. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kempton racing: Faugheen was a hugely impressive winner of the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton to strengthen his grip on the Champion Hurd(...)

 Noel Fehily celebrates his victory on   Silviniaco Conti in last year’s King George VI Steeple Chase at Kempton Park. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Irish jockey Noel Fehily is in confident mood as Silviniaco Conti prepares to defend his crown in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton. Th(...)