Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree is top weight for next Saturday’s Hennessy at Newbury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

It is 10 years since Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team first struck Grade 1 gold at Fairyhouse’s Winter Festival, and a decade later the(...)

Vautour and  Ruby Walsh in action during The Stella Artois 1965 Chase  at Ascot. Photograph:  John Walton/PA Wire

Vautour made a victorious return to action as he landed the Stella Artois 1965 Chase at Ascot, although he made relatively hard work of seeing off Pti(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Douvan clear past the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham in  March. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Navan hosts the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Chase on Sunday, plus the Grade Two Monksfield Novice Hurdle but both could be overshadowed if Douvan line(...)

Jockey Ruby Walsh onboard Vautour clears a fence on his way to winning The Leopardstown Killiney Novice Steeplechase in January, 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Willie Mullins remains “surprised” by Faugheen’s defeat by stablemate Nichols Canyon in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Th(...)

Paul Carberry  on Don Cossack at Punchestown Racecourse: Don Cossack appears unlikely to make the journey to Berkshire for the Hennessy Gold Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack heads the weights for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on November 28th. Gordon Elliott’s brilliant chaser has been allotted 11st 12lb fo(...)

Sam Twiston-Davies guides Vibrato Valtat to victory in the Haldon Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Exeter. Photograph: Getty Images

Vibrato Valtat survived a blunder at the final fence to run out an impressive winner of the Sportingbet Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter. Last year’s Arkle (...)

Barry Geraghty will be aboard My Hometown in the Beginners Chase at Naas on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images.

Ireland’s top-rated steeplechaser Don Cossack has been left with what appears a straight-forward task in landing the first Grade One prize of the jum(...)

Don Cossack will be bidding to cement his Cheltenham Gold Cup credentials with victory at Down Royal on Saturday. Photograph:Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud looks set to fly the flag for the home team in Saturday’s first Grade One of the National Hunt season at Down Roya(...)

Kauto Star stands next to a statue of itself in the parade ring at Kempton Park racecourse last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kauto Star has been put down after suffering pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock. During a glittering career with champion trainer Paul Ni(...)

Paul Nicholls is targeting the French Champion Open with Zarkander. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Flat racing’s classics are firmly centre-stage this week but Hurricane Fly’s hold on the Irish racing public’s imagination guarantees focus will brie(...)