Arctic Fire and jockey Ruby Walsh go onto win the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle during day two of the Fairyhouse Winter Festival. Photograph: PA

Arctic Fire gained a well-deserved first Grade One win with an authoritative success in the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.(...)

Shaneshill made a winning chasing debut at Thurles on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

Shaneshill, runner-up to Douvan in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle last season, made a winning chasing debut in the Killinan Beginners Chase at Thu(...)

 Ruby Walsh riding Vautour  clear from the last to win The Stella Artois 1965 Steeple Chase from Ptit Zig at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

If first impressions really do count then ante-post odds as short as 5-4 about Douvan winning the Arkle at Cheltenham next March mightn’t be ridiculou(...)

Vautour and  Ruby Walsh in action during The Stella Artois 1965 Chase  at Ascot. Photograph:  John Walton/PA Wire

Vautour made a victorious return to action as he landed the Stella Artois 1965 Chase at Ascot, although he made relatively hard work of seeing off Pti(...)

Ruby Walsh and Vautour will be the ones to watch at Ascot today. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Since he might not even be the best in his own yard, it could be a major exaggeration to describe Vautour as a “horse in a million”, but the Cheltenha(...)

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(...)

Faugheen tasted defeat for the first time on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faugheen tasted defeat for the first time when upstaged by stablemate Nichols Canyon on his return to action in the Grade One Morgiana H(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins had a win in the Grabel Mares Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Willie Mullins saddled the first three home in the Grabel Mares Hurdle at Punchestown, but not in the order the market suggested. Gitane Du Berlais wa(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh  celebrate Faugheeen’s Champions Hurdle success at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Faugheen’s recent work on the Curragh gallops convinced Willie Mullins the champion hurdler is ready for action at Punchestown tomorrow. Unbeaten in (...)

Road To Riches with Bryan Cooper and the winning connections after winning the   Clonmel Oil Steeplechase. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup third Road To Riches thrilled trainer Noel Meade with a perfect reappearance in the Clonmel Oil Chase. Also third in the Punchesto(...)