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Ruby Walsh rides  Limini  to win The Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Getty

Connections of Limini pointed to it having been a “big ask” to pitch her into the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after the mare(...)

Limini will not go in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: PA Wire.

Limini has not been supplemented for Tuesday’s Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, leaving Buveur D’Air and Yanworth to top 13 con(...)

Carter McKay is current favourite for the Champion Bumper. Photograph: PA

Carter McKay will spearhead Willie Mullins’ team of five from the 36 entries in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper as the trainer looks for an incredible (...)

 Ruby Walsh guided  Annie Power to Champion Hurdle success last year before adding further glory  at Aintree. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power and Faugheen, the last two winners of the Stan James Champion Hurdle, headline a 28-strong entry for the Cheltenham feature on March 14th.(...)

 Trainer Gordon Elliott expects a competitive race. Photograph: Barry Cronin/PA Wire.

Gordon Elliott aims to end his hugely successful 2016 with a Grade One flourish when Baltazar d’Allier lines up in Saturday’s Betfred Challow Novices (...)

Tony Martin’s Pyromaniac has a chance to take the feature race at this year’s Galway Festival after a controversial path in. Photo: Inpho

Those among the vast Ladies Day festival crowd who back Pyromaniac to win the Guinness Galway Hurdle will mostly be either unaware or unperturbed abou(...)

Noel Meade: says Road To Riches has given no indication he carries any mental scars from  Punchestown fall. Photograph: Inpho

It is almost half a century since a horse has regained the Tote Galway Plate crown but Noel Meade is hopeful his star chaser Road To Riches can bridg(...)

Ruby Walsh riding Limini (C, pink)  to win The Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race during the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Confidence is high in the Willie Mullins camp that lightly raced mare Limini can prove up to defeating the boys on her first venture into Grade One co(...)

 Vautour: controversially chosen to run in the Ryanair Chase instead of the Gold Cup at Cheltenham.  Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Cheltenham festival success is always tagged as the ultimate dream but Vautour’s presence in the Ryanair Chase line-up brings with it a sense of the (...)

Willie Mullins has seven entries in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury. Photograph: Sportsfile

Willie Mullins has a strong-hand at the five-day stage of the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury with four of the top six in the weights from 31 to stand their(...)

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