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(...)

Nicholls Canyon and Ruby Walsh won the Grade One Royal Bond Novice Hurdle last year at Fairyhouse: Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fairyhouse’s triple-Grade One ‘Winter Festival’ card is the biggest fixture of the Irish jumps campaign so far but track officials already have an eye(...)

Willie Mullins: “He will be left in both and I’ll have to see. He was second in Newcastle last year so he likes the track. We will make a decision later in the week.”

Arctic Fire has been installed an early odds-on favourite for Sunday’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle but Willie Mullins faces a choice between the (...)

 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(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Douvan clear past the last to win The Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham in  March. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Navan hosts the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Chase on Sunday, plus the Grade Two Monksfield Novice Hurdle but both could be overshadowed if Douvan line(...)

Jockey Ruby Walsh onboard Vautour clears a fence on his way to winning The Leopardstown Killiney Novice Steeplechase in January, 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Willie Mullins remains “surprised” by Faugheen’s defeat by stablemate Nichols Canyon in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday. Th(...)

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(...)