Jockey Ruby Walsh falls from Valseur Lido after the final fence blunder whilst in the lead in Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Phootograph: Ramsey Cardy/sportsfile

The folly of dismissing Carlingford Lough’s Cheltenham Gold Cup claims on the basis of 33-1 odds for steeplechasing’s ‘blue riband’ is obvious consid(...)

Ruby Walsh may have to choose between Vautour and Djakadam in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Those making Willie Mullins an odds-on favourite to be champion trainer in Britain this season are pinning their confidence on him dominating Chelten(...)

Faugheen and owner Rich Ricci are all smiles in the winner’s enclosure following their Irish Champion Hurdle win at Leopardstown. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Faugheen was acclaimed “a great champion”, and officially rated superior to his former stable companion Hurricane Fly, after a display for the a(...)

Ruby Walsh and Faugheen in action during the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Comparing champions of different eras is famously futile, but Faugheen’s scintillating career-best performance in the BHP Irish Champion Hurdle surely(...)

Faugheen won the Irish Champion Hurdle with a brilliant performance at Leopardstown. Photograph: Sportsfile

Faugheen gave Willie Mullins a sixth successive triumph in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle with an emphatic performance at Leopardstown. A(...)

Ruby Walsh rode Douvan to an impressive win in the Arkle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Sportsfile

Douvan took his unbeaten record over fences to three with an impressive display in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Ruby(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates winning on Un De Sceaux at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh has been a statistical focus this week in terms of career winners and will hope a 10th Grade One winner of the season will come his way ab(...)

Ruby Walsh: “I’m not counting. I’m still a long way behind Dicky (Richard Johnson) and a very, very long way behind AP (McCoy).”

Ruby Walsh might have been somewhat in the dark, but the star jockey was reported to have claimed his 2,500th career victory as Au Quart De Tour triu(...)

Mouse Morris: “Rule The World is a class horse and ran a cracker in Leopardstown.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Trainer Mouse Morris believes both Rule The World and Folsom Blue are capable of making their presence felt in a fiercely competitive renewal of the G(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh celebrate Faugheen’s Champion Hurdle success at the Cheltenham Festival last March.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fresh from his spectacular recovery on Killultagh Vic on Sunday, Ruby Walsh can anticipate returning to Leopardstown with a rare pick of top-flight t(...)