Apple’s Jade, pictured with Jack Kennedy up, disputes favouritism with Buveur D’Air as she bids to become the fifth mare to claim Champion Hurdle glory. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Buveur D’Air and Apple’s Jade are among 14 confirmations for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Nicky Henderson’s dual winner Buve(...)

Owner Alan Potts congratulates jockey Robbie Power after Fox Norton’s win in the BoyleSports Champion Steeplechase at Punchestown back in April. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington led the tributes to Alan Potts after the leading National Hunt owner died at the age of 80. Potts was one of the powerhouse names (...)

Outlander (left), with Jack Kennedy up, on their way to winning The Lexus Steeplechase during the  Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph:  Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Horses trained in Ireland dominate the top of the Aintree Grand National weights which were released on Tuesday night, with British racing’s head of h(...)

Three Stars ridden by Ruby Walsh races clear of the last on the way to winning the Buck House Novice Steeplechase at Punchestown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Three Stars produced an impressive display in the hands of Ruby Walsh to run out an authoritative winner of the Buck House Novice Chase at Punchestown(...)

Jockey Donagh Meyler is unseated from Ballycahane  at the last fence in the The Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Steeplechase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aspen Colorado took his record to two wins from as many starts in the TRM Excellence In Equine Nutrition (Pro/Am) INH Flat Race at Leopardstown. The (...)

Faugheen on the gallops at Willie Mullins’s  yard at Closesutton in  Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faugheen will lead Willie Mullins’s three-pronged assault on the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday after the (...)

Gigginstown House owner Michael O’Leary celebrates with jockey Bryan Cooper after he brought home Road to Riches to win the  Lexus Steeplechase at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Road To Riches emerged as a serious contender for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup when pouncing late to claim the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.Connecti(...)