Davy Russell onboard Valseur Lido, who is a possible for the Becher Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins has indicated Djakadam is likely to return to action in this Sunday’s John Durkan Memorial Chase and the Cheltenham Gold Cup ru(...)

Gigginstown Stud’s Identity Thief ridden by Bryan Cooper jumps the last in winning at Newcastle. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Hurricane Fly’s retirement will leave a gaping gap in Leopardstown’s Ryanair Hurdle this Christmas but Gigginstown Stud’s Identity Thief looks (...)

Bryan Cooper rides No More Heroes to victory in the  Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Steeplechase at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It isn’t precisely winter yet but Fairyhouse’s Winter Festival looked a sign of what’s to come as top trainers Willie Mullins and Go(...)

Trainer Pat Fahy:  he initially reported he would consider an appeal after consulting with Frank Berry, racing manager to Shantou Ed’s owner JP McManus, and a day later did not rule it out

Trainer Pat Fahy has indicated he is considering an appeal against a €1,000 fine after his runner Shantou Ed was suspended for 30 days for br(...)

Alvisio Ville: faces a tough task on his first start over fences in the 11.40 opener at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

JP McManus has 19 runners carrying his famous colours at the opening session of Fairyhouse’s ‘Winter Festival’ today but of them all perhaps th(...)

Bryan Cooper on Identity Thief: the jockey has skipped Newbury’s Hennessy Gold Cup for a trip to Newcastle. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

Henry De Bromhead’s career haul of Grade 1 victories currently stands at 13 but the in-form trainer will hope Identity Thief proves a lucky r(...)

Tony McCoy rides Jezki (right) to win the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle as Ruby Walsh on Arctic Fire falls earlier this year in Liverpool. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Since National Hunt racing’s elite performers invariably target Cheltenham in March there can be a “phony war” atmosphere to much of the pre(...)

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(...)

An artist’s impression of the permanent marquee-style pavilion planned for Leopardstown Racecourse

Longines Irish Champions Weekend,” said HRI chief executive Brian Kavanagh. As part of the plans, the old(...)

 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree is top weight for next Saturday’s Hennessy at Newbury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

It is 10 years since Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team first struck Grade 1 gold at Fairyhouse’s Winter Festival, and a decade later the(...)