Jim Dreaper: the Co Dublin trainer’s National record over the decades includes the sole Irish trained winner of a Welsh Grand National – Notre Pere – and four in his local Fairyhouse version. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Forty years after Ten Up’s famous Gold Cup success, Jim Dreaper skipped the delights of Cheltenham and instead now sets his big race sights on Uttoxe(...)

Hurricane Fly: May take on Our Conor and Jezki. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hurricane Fly’s attempt to successfully defend a perfect track record is set to be one of the highlights of this week’s Christmas action and Leopardst(...)

The bookmakers reckon the young up-and-comer Our Conor has it all to do against the reigning champion Hurricane Fly in their intended Christmas clash in Leopardstown’s Ryanair Hurdle, and Ruby Walsh reckons they’re right.

The three mile trip of the Topaz Novice Chase at Leopardstown this Christmas could be key to Sizing Rio’s chances of joining an illustrious Grade One (...)

Jim Dreaper: is aiming Goonyella at the Welsh Grand National.

Goonyella may be one of the favourites for the most valuable prize at Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival but trainer Jim Dreaper has stressed his star (...)