Alan King

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Unless the weather goes “Sodom and Gomorrah”, Ballymore will be the plan for Samcro, said Eddie O’Leary.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Uncertainty about likely ground conditions is dominating the run-in to Cheltenham next week, although Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team insists (...)

 Barry Geraghty riding Yanworth (right) clear the last to win The BetBright Dipper Novices Steeple Chase from Sizing Tennessee  at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Alan King has enjoyed many memorable moments at Cheltenham and Yanworth provided him with another landmark achievement at the track after he became th(...)

Politologue and Harry Cobden clear the last fence before going on to win The Betfair Tingle Creek  Chase   at Sandown Park. Photograph:  Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Politologue staked his Queen Mother Champion Chase claims as he presented Paul Nicholls with his 10th win in the Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown. The(...)

Tony McCoy looks on with his family as  a statue of himself is unveiled during Champion Day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Anthony McCoy was left “very honoured and flattered” as a statue was put up in his honour at Cheltenham. The bronze figure of the retired 20-times c(...)

Vroum Vroum Mag will defend her Mares’ Hurdle title against stablemate Limini at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Ruby Walsh has sided with Limini over Vroum Vroum Mag in the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. Willie Mullins has won(...)

Ruby Walsh rides  Limini  to win The Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Getty

Connections of Limini pointed to it having been a “big ask” to pitch her into the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after the mare(...)

Limini will not go in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: PA Wire.

Limini has not been supplemented for Tuesday’s Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, leaving Buveur D’Air and Yanworth to top 13 con(...)

Eddie O’Leary: “What I’d call the National now is a pre-Brexit, post-Brexit handicap. Don Poli is doubtful while Outlander is ruled out. Empire Of Dirt won’t go.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Britain’s senior handicapper has offered a robust defence of the Aintree Grand National weights he published on Tuesday after criticism by a leading (...)

Willie Mullins with Annie Power at his Co Carlow stables last February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Annie Power, who has played a central role at the last three Cheltenham Festivals both in victory and defeat, will miss this year’s meeting and may no(...)

 Ruby Walsh guided  Annie Power to Champion Hurdle success last year before adding further glory  at Aintree. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power and Faugheen, the last two winners of the Stan James Champion Hurdle, headline a 28-strong entry for the Cheltenham feature on March 14th.(...)

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