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Trainer Willie Mullins with Annie Power on a stable visit to Closutton ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Despite mulling over the 60 individual small-picture details that surround the largest team of horses ever targeted at the Cheltenham festival, Willie(...)

Vautour, right, with Ruby Walsh up, and Ballycasey, with David Mullins aboard, go past the main stand. Photograph: Matt Browne

Willie Mullins maintained the election theme at Leopardstown on Sunday when two of his big hopes for an elusive Cheltenham Gold Cup victory, Vautour a(...)

Bryan Cooper on No More Heroes at Fairyhouse in November. The horse will get a run at Leopardstown tomorrow. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott have 14 weekend runners between them, but with just over a fortnight out from the Cheltenham festival their primary(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins: “we’ll get them fit and the ones that stay stay, and the ones that don’t don’t”

Willie Mullins reports the preparation for his three main hopes for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup – Vautour, Djakadam and Don Poli – to be bang on sc(...)

Don Cossack (left) with Tony McCoy on board on his way to winning the Melling Chase at Aintree from another one of the Gold Cup favourites Cue Card. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images.

Gordon Elliott feels the track at Cheltenham holds no fears for his Timico Gold Cup hope Don Cossack despite two fruitless visits so far. A faller in (...)

Racehorse trainer Adrian McGuinness. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Turf Club’s Appeals & Referrals Committee will be asked to consider as soon as possible if Dublin trainer Adrian McGuinness has breached any (...)

Bryan Cooper on Don Cossack: one of Gigginstown Stud’s big contenders for the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The question of whether or not Don Cossack wears cheek-pieces in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup could come down to ground conditions at the National (...)

Accident waiting to happen? Victoria Pendleton (in red cap), riding Pacha Du Polder, is unseated during the Foxhunters’ Steeplechase at Fakenham on February 19th. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There can be little more symptomatic of racing’s insecurity than the continuing attempts to sell the upcoming Cheltenham Festival through the retired (...)

‘Some Characters Seen at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day’, by English artist Waldron West.

A unique painting of Irish and English “characters” at Cheltenham Racecourse in 1950 has sold at auction for €13,000. The oil-on-canvas, entitled So(...)

Annie Power and Ruby Walsh on their way to winning at Punchestown on Wednesday. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

Former jockey Mark Dwyer believes Annie Power would have a “favourite’s chance” if given the green light to line up in the Stan James Champion Hurdle (...)

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