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(...)

Jim Dreaper: the Co Dublin trainer’s National record over the decades includes the sole Irish trained winner of a Welsh Grand National – Notre Pere – and four in his local Fairyhouse version. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Forty years after Ten Up’s famous Gold Cup success, Jim Dreaper skipped the delights of Cheltenham and instead now sets his big race sights on Uttoxe(...)

Milsean ridden by jockey Danny Mullins (left) leads from eventual winner Martello Tower ridden by Adrian Heskin during the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle on Gold Cup Day   at Cheltenham. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Willie Mullins made history by training a record eight winners at a Cheltenham Festival when Killultagh Vic landed a thrilling victory in the Martin P(...)

Windsor Park ridden by Davy Russell on their way to victory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

It’s a game where every prediction comes with a ‘touch-wood’ nod to fate but Don Poli’s RSA triumph at Cheltenham was stamped with so much future Gold(...)

Barry Geraghty: is an 8-1 second favorite to be leading rider at Cheltenham next week. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Barry Geraghty is an 8-1 second favourite for next week’s leading rider title at Cheltenham but no one can accuse him of plotting a ‘kid-glove’ route(...)

Faugheen on the gallops at Willie Mullins’s  yard at Closesutton in  Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faugheen will lead Willie Mullins’s three-pronged assault on the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday after the (...)

Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leopardstown’s €20,000 Ballsbridge Hurdle is small fry compared to Cheltenham’s upcoming delights but it could provide a timely boost today to both G(...)

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(...)

Ruby Walsh makes the trip to Down Royal today for one ride on Tony Martin’s Spacious Sky. Photo credit: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Ruby Walsh goes to Down Royal today for a single ride as Tony Martin turns to the champion jockey for Spacious Sky in a handicap hurdle.The six-year-o(...)

Ruby Walsh and Hurricane Fly go ahead of Jezki and Tony McCoy on the way to winning the  BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle  at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hurricane Fly knuckled down in his inimitable fashion to clinch an historic fifth consecutive victory in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle.Will(...)