In pole for Punchestown: Apple’s Jade is being aimed at the three-miler or the mares’ race. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA

Cheltenham heroine Apple’s Jade is set to spearhead a formidable team for Gigginstown House Stud at next week’s Punchestown Festival. The Gordon Elli(...)

Naas  Racecourse:  Sunday’s meeting features the €50,000 Woodlands 100 Club Leinster National Handicap Chase. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Naas manager Tom Ryan reports no problems ahead of their meeting on Sunday. The seven-race National Hunt meeting features the €50,000 Woodlands 100 C(...)

Lord Windermere (right) edges out On His Own to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Tradition indicates that Lord Windermere faces a huge task if he is to retain his Gold Cup crown in March. But Ireland’s latest “blue-riband” hero wi(...)