Nichols Canyon

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Ruby Walsh clears the last on  Faugheen  on the way to winning the    Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Former jockey Charlie Swan expects the “brilliant” Faugheen to win his second Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March following his stunning display at(...)

Nichols Canyon clears the last ahead of Faugheen and goes on to win  the Morgiana Hurdle in November, Faugheen’s only loss in 12 races. The pair clash in Sunday’s Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Critics who label Irish jump racing as little more than a Willie Mullins show can to an extent justifiably point to Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle(...)

Jockey Andrew Lynch with Flemenstar  after the victory in the Paddy Power Steeplechase during the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Flemenstar is set to return to action at Punchestown on the final day of this month on the back of a memorable Christmas return to Grade One winning f(...)

Davy Russell riding Sir Des Champ who, along with Don Poli, looks set to fly the Mullins flag in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins says he views the upcoming Christmas action as a vital barometer of his horses’ progress but the champion trainer will hope the Lexus C(...)

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh  celebrate Faugheeen’s Champions Hurdle success at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Faugheen’s recent work on the Curragh gallops convinced Willie Mullins the champion hurdler is ready for action at Punchestown tomorrow. Unbeaten in (...)

Paul Nicholls is targeting the French Champion Open with Zarkander. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Flat racing’s classics are firmly centre-stage this week but Hurricane Fly’s hold on the Irish racing public’s imagination guarantees focus will brie(...)

Windsor Park ridden by Davy Russell on their way to victory in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

It’s a game where every prediction comes with a ‘touch-wood’ nod to fate but Don Poli’s RSA triumph at Cheltenham was stamped with so much future Gold(...)

 Paul Townend on Hurricane Fly: the jockey is already widely presumed likely to end up riding his old ally in the Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The unprecedented strength in depth of Willie Mullins’s Cheltenham squad has seen significant market support for the champion trainer’s number two (...)

Apache Stronghold and Paul Carberry lead home Valseur Lido ridden by Bryan Cooper to win the Flogas Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Legend has it that a reason can often be a superfluous consideration when Paul Carberry wants to celebrate, but Apache Stronghold provided a perfect (...)

 Willie Mullins also has the option of running his Royal Bond winner Nichols Canyon. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Willie Mullins has successfully used Punchestown’s Grade Two feature on Saturday as a stepping stone to Cheltenham glory with both Mikael D’Haguenet a(...)

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