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Trainer Tom Mullins

It has become a race against the clock to get Alderwood ready in time for another Cheltenham tilt but trainer Tom Mullins remains hopeful his star per(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty and Bobs Worth in the winner’s enclosure at Leopardstown after victory in the recent Lexus Steeplechase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last year’s winner Bobs Worth is one of 36 entries for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival on March 14th.Nicky Henderson’s nine-year-old (...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper speaks to trainer Paul Nolan after winning on King Vuvuzela during the Leopardstown Christmas meeting. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gigginstown House Stud insists no decision on Davy Russell’s replacement as its retained jockey has yet been made despite speculation Bryan Cooper wil(...)

Hurricane Fly (Ruby Walsh) clears the last flight before going on to win the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstpwn on Sunday.

Willie Mullins is convinced Hurricane Fly will improve by at least 5lb before the record-breaker bids to win the Champion Hurdle for a third time at C(...)

Jockey Mark Walsh onboard Defy Logic clears the last fence on his way to winning the Racing Post Novice Steeplechase on day one of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Any presumption that the St Stephen’s Day action would turn into a Willie Mullins benefit got resoundingly turned on its head at Leopardstown yeste(...)

Sir Des Champs, who took a recent heavy fall in the Durkan Chase, has come out of that race fine and is reported to be in good shape for next week’s Lexus Chase.

Willie Mullins has confirmed Sir Des Champs is on course for next week’s Lexus Chase at Leopardstown, as the champion trainer targets a first ever suc(...)

Ruby Walsh pops Arvika Ligeonniere over the last on their way to victory in yesterday’s John Durkan Memorial Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Modern digital communication means the 10,000kms between Punchestown and Hong Kong was no barrier to Willie Mullins watching Arvika Ligeonniere win ye(...)

Tofino Bay: goes for back-to-back victories in Sunday’s highlight at Navan, the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Chase.

It’s over a decade since Lyreen Wonder last completed back-to-back wins in Navan’s prestigious Ladbrokes Troytown Chase but Tofino Bay is set to try a(...)

Fiorente wins the Melbourne Cup from  Red Cadeaux, with  Irish-trained Simenon (left) back in fourth. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AP

Simenon secured over €176,000 for finishing fourth in yesterday morning’s Melbourne Cup and Willie Mullins is now pondering the possibility of taking (...)

Our Conor will return to action at Naas tomorrow.

There may be black-type flat action at both Cork today and Naas tomorrow but it will be the appearance of the 84 rated Our Conor in a mile and a half (...)

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