Apple’s Jade ridden by Bryan Cooper clears the last on the way to winning the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle during day five of the Punchestown Festival.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Apple’s Jade completed her Grade One double as she ran out an impressive winner of the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. Willie Mulli(...)

Vroum Vroum Mag, with Ruby Walsh on board, clears the last fence before winning the Betdaq Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

It says much about Willie Mullins’s overarching dominance that Friday’s 29 to 1 Punchestown hat-trick got widely regarded as merely being a return to (...)

Yorkhill winning the Neptune Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham. His raw ability makes him something of a standout prospect at the Mullins stable. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Pipped at the post for the British trainer’s title at the weekend, Willie Mullins will be widely expected to assume his customary Punchestown dominanc(...)

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(...)

Kylemore Lough ridden by Barry Geraghty  jump the last to win the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase  at Fairyhouse. Photograph:  PA Wire

If the Kerry Lee-trained Kylemore Lough secured a first cross-channel success in the Ryanair Gold Cup for almost 30 years, Jer’s Girl’s victory in Fai(...)

Annie Power  heads the field for Tuesday’s  Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho

Annie Power heads a final field of 13 for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday after every horse stood its ground at the 48-hour fi(...)

David Mullins has his eyes set on a first festival success after continuing his strong campaign at Naas. Photo: Getty Images

Ruby Walsh has the pick of most of Willie Mullins’s hugely powerful Cheltenham squad but a 59-1 double by David Mullins at Naas on Sunday could prove (...)

Ruby Walsh: will have four rides at Gowran including the fancied Sempre Medici.

Not even the pick of four Willie Mullins-trained hopefuls in Britain’s richest handicap hurdle can divert Ruby Walsh from home this Saturday where Se(...)

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(...)