Dessie Hughes

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 Trainer Willie Mullins in the thick of the action as his horses, including the grey Champagne Fever, go through their  pre-Cheltenham Festival workouts after racing at Leopardstown yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Even a crashing fall by the RSA favourite Ballycasey during a schooling session after racing at Leopardstown last(...)

Robbie Colgan and Pass The Hat (centre, pink and white) clear the last to win the feature race at Leopardstown yesterday, the Carrickmines Handicap Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mount Colah has no Cheltenham ambitions but after mixing it with some potential festival stars throughout the sea(...)

Hurricane Fly ridden by Ruby Walsh ahead of   Our Conor ridden by Danny Mullins and Captain Cee Bee ridden by Mark Walsh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leopardstown’s traditional post-racing Cheltenham gallops have fizzled out in recent years but the Champion Hurdle-bound Our Conor can help bri(...)

 Willie Mullins, trainer of Shesafoxylady

Connections of Shesafoxylady are confident the three-time bumper winner can make a successful start to her jumping career in the Killinan Maide(...)

Alderwood (right) is unlikely to run at the Cheltenham Festival.

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Alderwood is unlikely to run at this year’s meeting, according to trainer Tom Mullins. The 10-year-old w(...)

Willie Mullins

Sir Des Champs is unable to defend his Hennessy Gold Cup crown but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team still appears to be in pole position to rea(...)

 Lord Windermere (left), ridden by Davy Russell, lands last year’s RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Lord Windermere may be something of a ‘forgotten horse’ in terms of Cheltenham Gold Cup reckoning but trainer Jim Culloty is hoping his stable star ca(...)

Our Conor ridden by Danny Mullins (left) lost out to Hurricane Fly and Ruby Walsh  to  finish in second place in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle  at Leopardstown.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Dessie Hughes is confident Our Conor will head to the Cheltenham Festival with a “fighting chance” of claiming Champion Hurdle glory after making Hurr(...)

Djakadam ridden by Paul Townend (right) lands in front over  the last from Bright New Dawn and  Bryan Cooper on the way to winning the Boylesports.com Killiney Novice Steeplechase  at  Leopardstown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Djakadam completed a good few minutes for owner Rich Ricci and trainer Willie Mullins by winning the Boylesports Killiney Novice Chase at Leopardstown(...)

Hurricane Flyer (Ruby Walsh) leads Our Conor over the last flight before landing Leopardstown’s Ryanair Hurdle at the Christmas festival meeting.

A “Round Two” atmosphere is set to surround Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown and bookmakers reckon it is heavy odds-on that Hurrican(...)

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