Paul Townend on Getabird. The six-year-old is unbeaten in four starts,and was a brilliant winner of the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in January. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ante-post favourite Getabird is one of 28 horses confirmed for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival on Tuesda(...)

Special Tiara, ridden by Noel Fehily,   winning  the Champion Chase  at Cheltenham in 2017. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mouthwatering prospect of Altior v Douvan in next week’s Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase means Special Tiara’s achievement in appearing in the (...)

Henry de Bromhead’s horse Chris’s Dream won by 64 lengths in Clonmel. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Chris’s Dream put himself in line for a trip to the Cheltenham Festival as he galloped his opponents into submission to secure Grade Three honours in (...)

Douvan won’t make his return at Gowran Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins has decided against running Douvan in Saturday’s Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. The champion trainer took everyone by surprise earlie(...)

Douvan is one of 10 entries for the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Douvan is “not far away” from returning to action after being entered in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday. Willie Mullins had initially(...)

Faugheen has been declared for the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Faugheen will face seven rivals in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday. The Willie Mullins-trained 10-year-old was a (...)

Officials are keeping their fingers crossed that Faugheen stays on course to be the headline act of the Dub;in Racing Festival. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are 48-hour declarations for every race at this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival but Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed there are no plans to ex(...)

Monalee: expected to line up  in Sunday’s Grade One €100,000 Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Monalee is set to return to action in Sunday’s Grade One €100,000 Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown. The exciting novice blotted his copybook at t(...)

Noel Meade:  has  predicted some trainers will be “wiped out” after a recent Labour Court rejection of a Ballydoyle Racing’s appeal against Workplace Relations Commission compliance notices. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There are fears the impact of controversial new employment law in relation to hours worked by stable staff could impact on Ireland’s racing programme (...)

Sub Lieutenant will try to go one better than his runner-up spot to Sizing John last year in the Grade Three Horse & Jockey Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye

Sub Lieutenant is a 50-1 outsider for Cheltenham Gold Cup glory in March but could take a significant step towards steeplechasing’s ‘Blue Riband’ at (...)

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