Ruby Walsh may have to choose between Vautour and Djakadam in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Those making Willie Mullins an odds-on favourite to be champion trainer in Britain this season are pinning their confidence on him dominating Chelten(...)

Nichols Canyon clears the last ahead of Faugheen and goes on to win  the Morgiana Hurdle in November, Faugheen’s only loss in 12 races. The pair clash in Sunday’s Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Critics who label Irish jump racing as little more than a Willie Mullins show can to an extent justifiably point to Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates winning on Un De Sceaux at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh has been a statistical focus this week in terms of career winners and will hope a 10th Grade One winner of the season will come his way ab(...)

Douvan, with Patrick Mullins up, on their way to winning the Racing Post Novice Steeplechase. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportfsfile

Only a short-head prevented a perfect 40 minutes of successful Grade 1 action for Willie Mullins after Vautour agonisingly failed to put a King George(...)

Douvan (left) and Vautour in Willie Mullins’s yard in Closesutton, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There’s an irony in Ireland’s joint-Horses of the Year for 2015, Don Cossack and Faugheen, being on Christmas duty at Kempton which will probably was(...)

Edwulf ridden by Mikey Fograty falls at the last while leading The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Steeplechase at Navan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bellshill gave Willie Mullins his fourth win in the last five renewals of the Navan Novice Hurdle with a clear-cut victory at the Co Meath track. A G(...)

Arctic Fire and jockey Ruby Walsh go onto win the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle during day two of the Fairyhouse Winter Festival. Photograph: PA

Arctic Fire gained a well-deserved first Grade One win with an authoritative success in the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.(...)

Rogue Angel staged a late rally to win the Guinness Kerry National in Listowel. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rogue Angel staged a late rally to snatch the spoils in the Guinness Kerry National Handicap Chase at Listowel. The Mouse Morris-trained seven-year-ol(...)

Rule the World’s  ability to act on soft should be a major plus in Guinness Kerry National. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It is 40 years since Mouse Morris won the Guinness Kerry National as a jockey and Rule The World can bridge the long gap in Listowel’s festival showp(...)

Hurricane Fly, one of the greatest hurdlers in the history of jumps racing, has been retired. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The legendary dual-Champion Hurdle winner and world-record Grade 1 scorer Hurricane Fly has been retired. Time was called on the long career of one of(...)