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Ruby Walsh celebrates victory on Un De Sceaux in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge  on day one at Cheltenham. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Maybe Champagne Fever will make the point redundant tomorrow but if Willie Mullins’s ambition to win a first Queen Mother Champion Chase keeps him awa(...)

Ruby Walsh on Faugheen goes clear before winning the Stan James Champion Hurdle. Photograph:  Matthew Child/Reuters

It is Faugheen’s happy fate to be forever the centrepiece of his trainer’s epic 2015 opening day festival four-timer but time may well record how it w(...)

Ruby Walsh falls from Annie Power at the last when clear in The OLBG Mare’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins was widely expected to land all four Grade One events on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and while he completed the feat, it(...)

Annie Power with Ruby Walsh: Looks a class above the opposition in the OLBG Mares’ hurdle. Her stable companion Glens Melody poses perhaps the biggest threat. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A rare consensus about Day One of this year’s Cheltenham festival is that all four of Willie Mullins’s Grade One hotpots surely can’t win: and yet boo(...)

Tony McCoy’s last hurrah as a jockey at Cheltenham will be in the final race of the festival, which has been named in his honour. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

Before a race is run the script has already been written for Cheltenham 2015. Short of a last-minute withdrawal, all attention will be focused on T(...)

A racegoer checks a selfie he took with Faugheen, the favourite to win the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Whatever the sport, few things resonate more than an unbeaten record, conjuring as they do notions of invincibility often more make-believe than real(...)

Barry Geraghty: is an 8-1 second favorite to be leading rider at Cheltenham next week. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Barry Geraghty is an 8-1 second favourite for next week’s leading rider title at Cheltenham but no one can accuse him of plotting a ‘kid-glove’ route(...)

Willie Mullins at the gallops at his Closutton headquarters in Carlow. He will bring a formidable 50-strong team to Cheltenham. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

The scale of Willie Mullins’s overarching influence at Cheltenham next week can be gauged in any number of statistical permutations, but few have put (...)

Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leopardstown’s €20,000 Ballsbridge Hurdle is small fry compared to Cheltenham’s upcoming delights but it could provide a timely boost today to both G(...)

Joackey Mark Walsh will miss Cheltenham after breaking an arm in a fall at Thurles. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Mark Walsh’s title aspirations were dealt a hammer blow after the leading Irish jockey suffered a broken arm in a fall at Thurles.Walsh, who rides the(...)

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