Willie Mullins: “He will be left in both and I’ll have to see. He was second in Newcastle last year so he likes the track. We will make a decision later in the week.”

Arctic Fire has been installed an early odds-on favourite for Sunday’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle but Willie Mullins faces a choice between the (...)

Vautour and  Ruby Walsh in action during The Stella Artois 1965 Chase  at Ascot. Photograph:  John Walton/PA Wire

Vautour made a victorious return to action as he landed the Stella Artois 1965 Chase at Ascot, although he made relatively hard work of seeing off Pti(...)

Ruby Walsh and Vautour will be the ones to watch at Ascot today. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Since he might not even be the best in his own yard, it could be a major exaggeration to describe Vautour as a “horse in a million”, but the Cheltenha(...)

Faugheen is already a 1-8 favourite with Paddy Power to make a winning start to the  new season in the €85,000 Grade One Stan James Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The veteran Thousand Stars secured Willie Mullins a first Grade One of the new winter campaign in Paris on Saturday, and it is the champion trainer’s (...)

Frankie Dettori celebrates his victory on Max Dynamite in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. Photograph:  John Giles/PA

Max Dynamite left his rivals standing as he stormed to an impressive victory in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. The dual-purpose perform(...)

Tattersalls chairman and chief executive Edmond Mahony is optimistic that this year’s Derby Sale will beat the €14.7 million turnover of 2014 Tattersalls chairman and chief executive Edmond Mahony is optimistic that this year’s Derby Sale will beat the €14.7 million turnover of 2014

Having been hit hard in the wake of the financial crisis, the Irish bloodstock business is recovering. The general economy’s revival is partly driving(...)

Don Poli ridden by Bryan Cooper on the way to victory in the RSA Chase at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, Prestbury Park, Cheltenham. Don Poli and Douvan are near un-backable odds-on shots to secure more Grade One success at Punchestown. Photograph: Inpho

Punchestown’s Festival throws an impressive statistical blizzard at race fans in terms of a €2.5 million prize-fund with a dozen Grade One’s spread a(...)

Ruby Walsh steers Faugheen to victory in The Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at the 2014 Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Faugheen is on track to try and secure a “perfect 10” by maintaining his unbeaten racecourse record at Punchestown in over two weeks’ time.It is less (...)

Ruby Walsh riding Vautour clear the second last to win The JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Fairyhouse’s Easter Sunday highlight may be known as the Ryanair Gold Cup for the first time but officials are keeping their fingers crossed the race(...)

The 2015 inflation basket owes more than a little to the influence of the hipster – in come craft beer, ecigarettes, headphones and music subscription services such as Spotify.

Hipsters may have been declared passé by the trend-spotters but their influence is going mainstream thanks to the team of government number crunche(...)