Spring Heeled (Robbie McNamara) makes all in last week’s Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

The case of leading trainer Philip Fenton for alleged possession of steroids is due to be heard in court today. The 49-year-old is facing eight(...)

Lord Windermere, ridden by Davy Russell, beats On his Own, ridden by David Casey, to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own remains favourite in some betting lists for the Aintree Grand National but Wil(...)

Behind the caricature, and the blunt speaking, there are plenty professionals within racing who rate Tony Martin’s ability.

Tony Martin is adamant he doesn’t care what perceptions people might have of him – “I don’t g(...)

Benefficient (3) clears the last on his way to beating Hidden Cyclone in the two-mile Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet Chase at Leopardstown at the Christmas Festival meeting. The pair renew rivalry in today’s Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Nothing at the festival comes easy but sometimes it’s possible to over-complicate things and the evidence of thei(...)

 At the Cheltenham Festival preview night in aid of Pieta House in Swords, from left, Mark ‘The Couch’ Winstanley, tipster with the Irish Daily Star, leading jockeys Davy Russell and Andrew McNamara. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘Tis the season. For half-heard whispers and good things drawn and quartered. For done-nothing-wrongs and wouldn’t-swap-him-anyways, for out-wi(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper onboard Benefficient clears the last fence on his way to winning the The Paddy Power Chase  ahead of jockey Andrew McNamara onboard Hidden Cyclone and Arvika Ligeonniere with jockey Ruby Walsh. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Even the absence of Sprinter Sacre from the Queen Mother Champion Chase appears unlikely to sway Tony Martin from aiming Benefficient(...)

Willie Mullins: Three graded races look within champion trainer’s grasp. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A trio of Grade Two races at Naas tomorrow are ostensibly the last significant trials for Che(...)

 Un de Sceaux faces just three rivals in the Red Mills Hurdle at Gowran today. Photograph: Inpho.

The odds suggest any enlightenment regarding Un De Sceaux’s Champion Hurdle claims is likely to be minimal today when he faces just three oppon(...)

Willie Mullins

Sir Des Champs is unable to defend his Hennessy Gold Cup crown but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team still appears to be in pole position to rea(...)

Ruby Walsh clears the last on Arvika Ligeonniere to win the John Durkan Memorial Chase on their last visit to Punchestown in December. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho


Punchestown Racing, Punchestown Racecourse, Co. Kildare 8/12/2013The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown SteeplechaseRuby Walsh clears the last on Arvika Ligeonniere to win the third race of the dayMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Strictly on handicap figures Arvika Ligeonniere is no certainty to land tomorrow’s Grade Two feature but the only statistic likely to end up counting (...)

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