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Felix Yonger ridden by Ruby Walsh clears the last on the way to winning the BoyleSports Tied Cottage Steeplechase  at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The attention that comes with having assembled perhaps the most powerful string of National Hunt horses ever seen is hardly a drawback that will have(...)

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(...)

Players from both sides react to Everton’s Irish defender Seamus Coleman’s late miss against Swansea at Goodison Park.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP /Getty

From the moment his alarm first pinged at 5.50am on Monday, Vinny Fitzpatrick was in a mood most foul. Was is it the cold shower (he had forgotten to(...)

Henry De Bromhead: keeping Identity Thief fresh for a tilt at Faugheen in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The impact of Willie Mullins’s dominance is a regular racing debate but bookmakers appear to believe it will certainly be a negative in terms of thei(...)

Queen Mother Champion Chase hopeful Sizing Granite has moved from Harry De Bromhead’s yard  to Colm Murphy’s Wexford stable. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Grade 1 winning chaser Sizing Granite has been moved to Co Wexford trainer Colm Murphy by his owners, Ann and Alan Potts. Formerly handled by (...)

Horse owner Rich Ricci and trainer Willie Mullins. The colossal investment made by rich owners means the best National Hunt horses will line up at Cheltenham under a fervently embraced “Team Ireland” banner. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Cheltenham’s significance is so overarching that the festival clock never really stops ticking. And with only six weeks to National Hunt racing’s grea(...)

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(...)

Gordon Elliott: “Hopefully he’ll have a clear round and run a good race.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Don Cossack faces just three opponents as he has his prep for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup in the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Chase today at Thur(...)

Ruby Walsh guides Min to victory in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. The star novice could now go straight to Cheltenham. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Leopardstown officials are confident of securing a long-term backer for the Irish Gold Cup in 2017 but have confirmed there will be no sponsor for it(...)

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