Hidden Cyclone, ridden by Andrew McNamara, moved up to the winner’s enclosure in the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

No one can accuse Hidden Cyclone of being a quick learner, but the 10-year-old heads to Cheltenham’s Queen Mother Champion Chase on the back of an (...)

 Hidden Cyclone  and jockey Andrew McNamara won the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times

All roads lead back to the Cheltenham Festival for Hidden Cyclone after Shark Hanlon’s pride and joy enjoyed his day in the sun with a fine front-runn(...)

Yes Tom wins over hurdles at Fairyhouse last November and may bid for glory in Saturday’s Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

Co Antrim-based Stuart Crawford is keeping a close eye on top English trainer Paul Nicholls to see what he does w(...)

Big Shu creates a splash on his way to victory in last year’s La Touche Cup at Punchestown. His trainer, Peter Maher, thinks he’ll repeat last year’s victory in the Glenfarclas Chase today.

Press Peter Maher on his job occupation and he boils it down to “horses” and “anything that turns a buck”. Today,(...)

Marito ridden by Ruby Walsh was second to Rye Martini in The Stephens Green Hibernian Club Hurdle during Ladbrokes.com World Series Hurdle Day at the 2013 Festival at Punchestown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The phrase ‘just a scratch’ is usually a dismissive term in the tough world of jump racing but a scratch cost Solwhit his chance of festival g(...)