Trainer Paul Nicholls poses with Silviniaco Conti at Manor Farm Stables  in Ditcheat on Tuesday. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Paul Nicholls has conceded it would be near impossible to claim a ninth National Hunt Trainers’ Championship should Willie Mullins dominate at this ye(...)

Willie Mullins has seven entries in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury. Photograph: Sportsfile

Willie Mullins has a strong-hand at the five-day stage of the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury with four of the top six in the weights from 31 to stand their(...)

The Willie Mullins-trained Douvan is odds-on favourite for the Arkle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Sportsfile

The brilliant Douvan is the star name among 37 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at Cheltenham. Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdl(...)

Vautour is one of a record 23 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Getty

Vautour tops a record 22 Irish entries for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 17th. The two-mile-five-furlong heat has attracted a(...)

More Of That ridden by Barry Geraghty clears the last fence before going on to win  at Cheltenham. Photograph: PA

More Of That could potentially follow in the hoofprints of Coneygree after maintaining his unbeaten record at Cheltenham when making it two wins from (...)

AP McCoy will ride Cantlow in his final Irish Grand National. Photograph: Afp

Tony McCoy will ride Cantlow for his boss JP McManus in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday.The soon-to-retire champion has c(...)

Paul Carberry winning at Naas on Wounded Warrior. Noel Meade’s six-year-old could make his first appearance over fences in a handicap at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wounded Warrior has been left with top-weight after 45 horses were left in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday followi(...)

Barry Geraghty won last year’s Boylesports Irish Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

 Far from the dash and colour of the race itself the complexion of Easter Monday’s Boylesports Irish Grand National will also be shaped by Tote comput(...)

Neil Mulholland will be looking for a new jockey for The Druids Nephew at Aintree due to Barry Geraghty’s recent injury.  Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s Cheltenham festival winner Cause Of Causes has a choice of upcoming Grand Nationals for his next start and a tilt at the Aintree spectacu(...)

Grand Jesture has been installed as 10-1 joint favourite along with Gallant Oscar for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on April 6th. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Grand Jesture and Gallant Oscar, second and third respectively behind The Druids Nephew at Cheltenham last week, have been installed as 10-1 joint-fav(...)