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(...)

Robert Power celebrates with with trainer Charles O’Brien and his daughter Natalie after winning the The Coral.ie Hurdle on Henry Higgins  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Robbie Power is no Eliza Doolittle, but he got the equine Henry Higgins moving his “bloomin’ arse” to devastating effect at Leopardstown on Sunday an(...)

 Henry Higgins, with Robbie Power up, left, jumps the last on their way to winning the Coral.ie Leopardstown Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Sportsfile

Henry Higgins, one of eight runners for JP McManus, scooped the pool in the highly-competitive Coral.ie Hurdle at Leopardstown. The six-year-old, tra(...)

Douvan will be up against some of the cream of Ireland’s novice talent at Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is an unsettled festive weather outlook but Leopardstown officials are predicting ground conditions no worse than “soft” for their four-day Chri(...)

Edwulf ridden by Mikey Fograty falls at the last while leading The Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Beginners Steeplechase at Navan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bellshill gave Willie Mullins his fourth win in the last five renewals of the Navan Novice Hurdle with a clear-cut victory at the Co Meath track. A G(...)

Bryan Cooper: “He’s an exciting three-mile chaser to have again. He gave me the feeling that the spark is still there.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sir Des Champs made a successful return from a near-two-year absence at Thurles on Thursday. A dual Cheltenham Festival winner and runner-up to Bob(...)

Patrick Mullins will ride  Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Patrick Mullins is thrilled to have picked up the ride on multiple Grade One winner Boston Bob in Wednesday’s Galway Plate. The 10-year-old won both t(...)

Bookmakers have Jim Culloty’s Spring Heeled as a  general 20-1 shot for Saturday’s big race in Aintree. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Up to eight hopefuls look set to try to become the 17th Irish-trained winner of the Crabbies Aintree Grand National since 1900 this Saturday but Jim (...)

Paul Townend kept up his winning momentum with four victories at Navan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Limerick: Willie Mullins will consider options at Fairyhouse and Punchestown for Vroum Vroum Mag after the mare oozed class in the Irish Stallion Farm(...)

Rock On The Moor held off the challenge of Analifet to win the punchestown.com Mares Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho.

Cheltenham Festival dreams appear a long way off for Little King Robin after she was well beaten by Rock On The Moor in the punchestown. com Mares Hur(...)