Supasundae wining at Ascot for Barry Geraghty in December. Johnny Burke takes up the ride  for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst

Supasundae has the class to deliver Waterford trainer’s third success

Manny Pacquiao’s enthusiasm to get into the ring with Floyd Mayweather may not be entirely unrelated to a $75 million tax bill. Photograph: Joseph Agcaoili/AFP/Getty Images

‘Fight of the Century’ pales in comparison with rivalries gone by

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan: “Events in the past year have highlighted the importance of providing a facility for anyone who has information they wish to report in a confidential manner.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Confidential hotlines set up to receive information on doping and other issues

Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Seven year old could be bound for Cheltenham if victorious at Leopardstown

 Paul Townend on Hurricane Fly: the jockey is already widely presumed likely to end up riding his old ally in the Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins’ number two jockey could benefit from strength of visiting squad

Leopardstown chief executive Pat Keogh

Pre-Cheltenham workout has been moved to avoid clashing with Six Nations match

Paul Townend on Hurricane Fly alongside Champagne Fever at Willie Mullins’ yard in Closutton, Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champion trainer overseeing the final preparation of up to 50 horses

Willie Mullins has expressed his desire to  nail a Cheltenham Gold Cup win after several near misses.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Could this be the year the Bagenalstown trainer captures the one that has eluded him?

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TD: He  wants the semi-state HRI to control revenue streams and dole out a budget to the Turf Club. Dara Mac Donaill

Minister Coveney’s proposals regarding body’s financial dependence on the semi-state HRI deemed unaccepable

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