Consistent: Don Cossack and jockey Bryan Cooper clear a fence on the way to winning this year’s Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Steeplechase in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a decade since Tom Taaffe saddled the last Irish-trained King George VI Chase winner, Kicking King. It’s half a century since Taaffe’s father, Pa(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins enjoyed a treble at Punchestown as Min claimed an impressive win on his Irish racecourse debut. Photograph: Inpho

Min, already favourite for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle in March without even winning a race, strengthened his position at the head of the betting afte(...)

Willie Mullins at the gallops at his Closutton headquarters in Carlow. He will bring a formidable 50-strong team to Cheltenham. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

The scale of Willie Mullins’s overarching influence at Cheltenham next week can be gauged in any number of statistical permutations, but few have put (...)

When it comes to the virtue of silence, Tony McCoy likes to quotes his boss JP McManus – “Imagine all the fish in the world that’d be alive if they’d (...)

Be Positive (Nina Carberry) lands the opening race at the Punchestown Festival yesterday – the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase. It was the fourth win in the last five renewals for trainer Enda Bolger.

It’s less than six months since Argocat sustained significant injuries in a fall but today’s €200,000 Punchestown(...)

A mass offering of racing silks is brought from St Brigid’s Church at the funeral of Marguerite Weld at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Horse racing remembered two of its stalwarts yesterday when Marguerite Weld and Johnny Harrington were laid to rest. Mourners first gathered(...)

Aidan O’Brien: Trainer may run War Command in the Futurity Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.

In terms of unearthing future classic winners, Saturday’s Galileo Futurity Stakes has an enviable recent record, something to encourage War Command su(...)