Sizing John spearheads Irish assault on Gold Cup
If this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup doesn't throw up an Irish-trained...
Harrington reveals 'no clinical reason' for Sizing John's struggles
Jessica Harrington remains at a loss to...
Sizing a perfect fit for Power and Harrington
Jenny Pitman leaned across a plastic rail as Sizing John's connections...
Power takes glory in a week of wonders
In the end, he had to prove his stamina at the expense of two of the...
Sizing crowns raiders' record Festival
A record-breaking week for the Irish concluded on St Patrick's Day...
WATCH: Jessica Harrington pays classy tribute to Henry de Bromhead after Sizing John's Gold Cup glory
Sizing John wins Gold Cup as Ruby and Mullins fall short
Sizing John (7-1) roared up the famous hill...
Cheltenham 2017: All your Day Four top tips from the experts and complete race card
It's Day Four of...
Gordon Elliott claims Irish Independent leading trainer award at Cheltenham on dramatic fashion
A new chapter...
Arctic Fires as Willie Mullins claims another Cheltenham victory
Defi Du Seuil took his 100 per cent record...
WATCH - Our expert panel expecting more Irish success with Jamie Codd bullish about On The Fringe
Rampant Mullins hits back with four-timer
If he had been hailed for his level-headedness in the adversity of the...
Patrick Mullins: Djakadam's preparations have gone to plan and he can beat the hoodoo
Sceaux sweet as old masters strike back
The world grew small around Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh again in the ash-...
Kelly determined to create a stir in Tea For Two's shot at Cup history
The first female jockey to ride in the Gold Cup...
Vincent Hogan: Sizing a perfect fit for Power and Harrington
Jenny Pitman leaned across a plastic rail as...
Johnny Ward: Power takes glory in a week of wonders
In the end, he had to prove his stamina at the expense of two of the strongest...
Eight things you need to know about the Willie Mullins/Michael O'Leary split
When did they first team up together?
Vincent Hogan: Sceaux sweet as old masters strike back
The world grew small around Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh again in the ash-grey tint...
Wayne Bailey: Cue Card looks the one to buck Gold Cup trends
The Irish are no strangers to bailouts and debt...
Wayne Bailey: Might Bite primed to take a chunk out of RSA rivals
The name of the horse escapes me now but around...
Patrick Mullins: Bacardys can get us back on track before Douvan's date with destiny
Things didn't go to plan for us on day one at...
Punters can get off to Festival flyer by being sweet on Melon and 'Mag'
The countdown is finally over as Cheltenham wheels...
Ballyandy's experience gives him Supreme edge
I read recently that the phrase to 'have the upper hand' goes back as far as the 15th...
Cheltenham outlook: Predicting Mullins' plans has become a right 'mare'
On Limini for the OLBG Mares' Hurdle, I had all...
Djakadam ready to finally deliver Gold for Mullins
They say you should never go back but Djakadam is primed to win the Timico Gold Cup after successive second-place finishes in the race.
Harrington has golden chance with Sizing John
The Festival's first lady, Jessica Harrington, can give her outstanding career a golden hue by winning racing's blue riband event with Sizing John today and adding the Timico Gold Cup to her two Champion Chases and a Champion Hurdle.
Mullins 'Crafty Butcher' looks cut above his Wexford rivals
Willie Mullins got his Cheltenham campaign back on track in some style yesterday and he has the chance for further success on the home front today when The Crafty Butcher lines up in the Veterans' Handciap Chase at Wexford.
Betting ring: Cue Card looks the one to buck Gold Cup trends
The Irish are no strangers to bailouts and debt these days, but the first time we received a loan from the World Bank was in 1969.
WATCH: 'Maybe, it's all a load of b******s' - Willie Mullins reveals the secrets to Nichols Canyon's success
What a difference 24 hours makes. At this time yesterday, Willie Mullins was digesting Douvan's defeat but now he's a winner of the Stayer's Hurdle for the first time.
Cheltenham 2017: All your Day Three top tips from the experts and complete race card
It's Day Three of the Cheltenham Festival and here is our comprehensive guide on who to put your few bob on today.
A new leader emerges after Day Three of our Independent.ie Fantasy Cheltenham Game
Kevin Killilea has risen from second place to first position in our Independent.ie Fantasy Cheltenham Game, in association with BoyleSports.
Herald columnist Katie Walsh tips 178-1 four-timer on Cheltenham Day Three
Followers of Herald columnist Katie Walsh will have enjoyed a very successful afternoon.
Mullins and Walsh claim sensational Thursday quadruple as Nichols Canyon takes the Stayers' Hurdle
Nichols Canyon, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
The normal order is restored as Mullins and Walsh storm back with four winners on Cheltenham Day Three
Yorkhill gave trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh a belated first winner of this year's Cheltenham Festival when winning a dramatic race for the JLT Novices' Chase.
'He was very gracious' - Willie Mullins reveals conversation with Michael O'Leary after winning Ryanair Chase
After a disastrous opening two days, Willie Mullins bounced back in style on Day 3 at Cheltenham.
Mullins takes shock defeat to De Bromhead's 'Special' one on chin after stable star Douvan returns 'lame behind'
Rich Ricci got to the losers' enclosure well ahead of his diminished superstar and began pacing with the fluster of someone who'd left his house keys on a train.
'Harry' class can keep McManus silks in limelight
JP McManus made an excellent start to the Cheltenham Festival with a 1-2 in Tuesday's Champion Hurdle and he has bright prospects of snaring the main two senior races this afternoon.
Failure of favourites leaves bookies in clover
Their ascendancy over punters after two bruising days of Cheltenham is "nearly embarrassing", said one bookmaker, so favourable are the results after the first two days of the Festival.
Codd catch of the day as 'lame' Douvan flops
If it lingered - whispered as though the secret police could be nearby - that it felt flat on Tuesday, Cheltenham was positively punctured yesterday.
Cheltenham beauty stakes has the look of the Irish
The stakes and hats were high at Cheltenham yesterday as the second day of the festival kicked off.
Fry star ready to go distance
Harry Fry feels Unowhatimeanharry's "streetwise" nature has been a key facet behind his exceptional run of form ahead of the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle today.
Fehily uses all of his guile to get best out of Special Tiara
It is not so long ago that jump jockeys with their 40th birthday disappearing in the rear-view mirror were either trainers or pundits.
Cheltenham 2017: Follow All The Action Live From Day Two Of The Festival
It's Day Two in Cheltenham and you can follow all the action live on our blog with Conor Neville and Cormac Byrne.
Disaster for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh as hot favourite Douvan upset by Special Tiara in Champion Chase
Special Tiara, trained by Henry de Bromhead and ridden by Noel Fehily, won the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with hot favourite Douvan unplaced.
Cheltenham 2017: All your Day Two top tips from the experts and complete race card
It's Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival and here is our comprehensive guide on who to put your few bob on today. Please wait for a moment for the blog to load.
Punter reportedly loses €575,000 on Willie Mullins' Douvan one day after winning a €460,000 bet
There can't be a punter in the world who has experienced such contrasting fortunes in the last 24 hours.
Here's everything you need to know about Cheltenham Day Two - including the biggest shock so far
Get caught up on a tumultuous Day Two at Cheltenham with the Independent.ie recap video.
Tombstone upset in Coral Cup but Gordon Elliott bounces back to claim two second day winners
Supasundae took charge of the Coral Cup for trainer Jessica Harrington and jockey Robbie Power, with Gordon Elliott's pre-race favourite Tombstone finishing fifth.
Independent.ie Cheltenham Fantasy Game leaderboard becomes very bunched after Day Two
Seamus McGowan has assumed the lead in the Independent.ie Cheltenham Fantasy Game leaderboard after a strong performance today.
Irish jockey Mark Walsh stood down for day following fall at Cheltenham
Jockey Mark Walsh was stood down on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival after he suffered a fall in the opening race on the card.
Cheltenham 2017: All your Day Two top tips from the experts and complete race card
It's Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival and here is are comprehensive guide on who to put your few bob on today.
WATCH: Lisa O'Neill's parents go ballistic as jockey provides a piece of Cheltenham magic
Cheltenham can create moments of sheer delight and Lisa O'Neill's parents' unbridled joy at watching their daughter record her first Festival winner is surely the moment of the week so far.
WATCH: After tipping up a 25/1 winner yesterday, our experts give their verdict on Day Two
The Herald's Niall Cronin pointed you in the direction of 25/1 winner Labaik yesterday and our team of experts are back today to try and line your pockets.
Video: 'It wasn't staged' - Irishman's Cheltenham celebration is a must watch
Jack Kennedy is not just a hero in Kerry. Next door in Cork - so often a fierce rival of the Kingdom in the sporting world - Daithí Crowley celebrated the teenager's win as if the Rebels were lifting the Liam MacCarthy or Sam Maguire Cup.
Kennedy shines in new order at Festival
That sound rolling up out of the old valley last night was the audacity of revolution, with Gordon Elliott at the heart of it.
Mullins' unlikely blank a 'change of luck' for bookies
Punters were left licking their wounds after bookmakers struck the first blow on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Jack the lad soars to victory as O'Leary pips Mullins to post with Apple's Jade
Teenage sensation Jack Kennedy got Cheltenham off to a flyer as he soared to his maiden victory at the festival onboard outsider Labaik in the opening race.
Alpha can finally deliver for Mouse on Douvan's day
And then, there was Douvan.
Buoyant Elliott team set to bury rivals with Tombstone
Irish-trained runners account for 51 of the 124 horses in action at Cheltenham today and while the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase sees just two Irish imports in a field of 10, it does see Willie Mullins' deadly Douvan bid to extend his unbeaten record to 15 consecutive wins in the Grade One highlight.
McCoy immortalised with bronze statue
It was a family affair for legendary jockey AP McCoy as a bronze statue was unveiled at Cheltenham in his honour.
Bacardys can get us back on track before Douvan's date with destiny
Things didn't go to plan for us on day one at Cheltenham, which was dominated by a remarkable Gordon Elliott's treble, but today is another day and everything revolves around the mighty Douvan in the big one.
O'Neill does justice to McNamara's memory as Tiger Roll roars to victory
Gordon Elliott completed a famous Cheltenham treble with Tiger Roll in the JT McNamara National Hunt Chase thanks to a brilliant steer from Lisa O'Neill.
Elliott's treble emphasises changing of the guard on frustrating day for Mullins
It was a day when accepted norms needed challenging, the harsh reality of Cheltenham losers having to be stomached by those who greeted the crisp dawn air high on expectation.
JP all smiles as he notches 50th festival winner
JP McManus claimed his 50th winner at the festival as star turn Buveur D'Air came home in the hotly contested Champion Hurdle.
Un De Sceaux ready for Ryanair task
Last year's Champion Chase runner-up Un De Sceaux will headline an eight-strong cast for tomorrow's Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham.
Stat Attack: Queen Mother Champion Chase
Those looking to take on Douvan , trained by Willie Mullins, with an outsider might like to consider the fact that there's only been six Champion Chase winners priced in double figures since the race was established way back in 1959.
Might Bite primed to take a chunk out of RSA rivals
The name of the horse escapes me now but around the turn of the century, I was out racing with the old man and reports were coming through about a bloke who had placed ten grand on a horse priced at 1/10.
Gordon Elliott finishes Cheltenham Day One with three winners as Willie Mullins goes winless
Ireland got off to a flying start at the Cheltenham Festival as Labaik won the opening Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle.
Cheltenham 2017: Ireland's Kennedy (17) off to fairytale start as JP McManus' Buveur D'Air takes Champion Hurdle
It's Day One in Cheltenham and you won't miss a minute of the action with our live blog. Cormac Byrne and Conor Neville bring you all the action from the Festival.
Here's everything you need to know about Day One at Cheltenham in less than one minute
After a hectic first day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, get caught up in less than a minute with our recap video.
Favourite Yanworth upset as Irish jockey rides Buveur D'Air to Champion Hurdle glory
Nicky Henderson became the most successful trainer in the history of the Stan James Champion Hurdle after Buveur D'Air claimed the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.
WATCH - 'We could have looked very silly' - Nicky Henderson on JP McManus' role in Buveur D'Air triumph
Nicky Henderson lauded JP McManus after Buveur D'Air gave the popular Limerick owner his 50th festival success on Cleeve Hill.
A clear leader emerges in our Cheltenham Fantasy Game after Day One
Brendan Mulligan is the leader of our Independent.ie Cheltenham Fantasy Game, in association with BoyleSports, after Day One of the Cheltenham Festival.
Revealed - Why we should spare a thought for Keith Donoghue after Jack Kennedy's stunning Supreme success
Gordon Elliott heaped praise on jockey Keith Donoghue after Labaik sprung a massive surprise to win today's Supreme Novice Hurdle at Cheltenham.