Vautour ridden by Ruby Walsh during the Aintree festival. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

Ruby Walsh’s surgeon is “cautiously optimistic” the jump jockey will be able to return from injury in time for the Punchestown Festival that starts in(...)

Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell on his way to winning the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree last year. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The memory of Red Rum is never far away from any Grand National and it will be evoked today in particular for Many Clouds, who will attempt to be the (...)

Road to Riches and Bryan Cooper: “There’s nothing we can do about the price and all we can do is get him there in good shape, which we think he is,” said  trainer Noel Meade. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A decade after War Of Attrition famously sealed Michael O’Leary’s Cheltenham Gold Cup love-affair, the Ryanair boss can further strengthen his hand fo(...)

Noel Meade believes Road to Riches is a ‘stupid price’ for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Trainer Noel Meade believes Road To Riches is a “stupid price” for Saturday’s Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Having struck twice at the highest leve(...)

2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds has been entered again for this year’s race. Photograph: Getty

Last year’s winner Many Clouds features among 126 entries for the Crabbie’s Grand National on April 9th, with the Aintree feature attracting the highe(...)

Don Poli is one of seven entries in the Irish Gold Cup for Willie Mullins. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins is responsible for seven of the 17 entries for the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 6th. Lexus winner Don Poli appears to be(...)

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(...)

Road To Riches is one of Noel Meade’s entries for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Irish trainers are responsible for a record 18 of the 32 entries for this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, beating the previous highest of 13. Predictab(...)

Derek O’Connor riding Gurteen to victory at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

As the lads alighted Barney’s bone-shaker at the gates to Leopardstown on Monday, Vinny Fitzpatrick did his customary head count and identified a post(...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)