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 Davy Russell guiding Presenting Percy to victory in the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran last month. It was the horse’s  sole racecourse appearance since winning last year’s RSA at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

The owner of Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy insists he has no concerns about the horse lining up in steeplechasing’s Blue Riband with(...)

Davy Russell on Presenting Percy comes home to win the 2018 edition of the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran. Photograph: Inpho

Twice pulled out of Grade One steeplechases due to ground conditions, the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy is set to finally return to a(...)

Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy celebrates winning the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Connections of Presenting Percy are keeping their fingers crossed for rain in order to get the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite back into action over Chr(...)

Willie Mullins: “The ground is paramount and I want to have soft or heavy in the ground for her first run of the season.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Willie Mullins may be dreaming of a wet rather than white Christmas for some of his potential Leopardstown festival team but current indications appe(...)

Road To Respect, seen here winning the JNwine.com Champion Chase  at Down Royal at the start of November, is looking for a repeat win in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Road To Respect is on course to try and record back-to-back victories in Leopardstown’s €175,000 Savills Chase over Christmas. The Noel Meade-trained(...)

Ruby Walsh after victory on Min in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Steeplechase (Grade 1) at Leopardstown. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ruby Walsh produced the latest big race masterclass of his stellar career to win Sunday’s Grade One feature at Punchestown on Min. At 39 the legendar(...)

Min and Ruby Walsh en-route to landing the John Durkan at Punchestown. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Min showed admirable battling qualities to make a winning return to action in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at the Naas track. Willie Mu(...)

Nico de Boinville on Altior (left) comes from behind to beat Paul Townsend on Min in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy is set to make his first start of the season in Leopardstown’s €175,000 Savills Chase over Christma(...)

Presenting Percy won’t make his seasonal reappearance at Punchestown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A field of five will go to post for Sunday’s John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase, with Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy a glaring omi(...)

Willie Mullins:  plans to see nine-time Grade One winner Un De Sceaux return to action this weekend, possibly at Sandown.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Faugheen and Samcro are among 21 entries for the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on December 22nd. The Willie Mullins-trained Faugheen suffered a shock(...)

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