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Douvan in a world of his own in Ryanair Novice Chase (Grade 1)

April 28th, 2016

A clash with Sprinter Sacre or a path that leads to the Gold Cup feature on the fascinating list of options for Douvan after he rounded off his spectacular season with another faultless display, this time in the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown.

Paul Nicholls: I thought we were beat

April 19th, 2016

Paul Nicholls admits he thought he was 'dead and buried' in the trainers' championship after drawing a blank at the Grand National meeting.

Willie Mullins' Avant Tout could be prepared for a tilt at the Galway Plate

April 17th, 2016

Avant Tout could be prepared for a tilt at the Galway Plate following his impressive recent victory at Limerick.

Grand National winning jockey David Mullins wins on Ivan Grozny

April 9th, 2016

There was delight for David Mullins just half an hour after winning the National as he followed up aboard Ivan Grozny in the Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle at Aintree.

Douvan was a wide margin winner of the Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree

April 9th, 2016

Douvan, a brilliant winner of the Arkle, easily collected another Grade One prize in the Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree.

Bacardys wins Weatherbys Private Bank Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race at Aintree

April 8th, 2016

Bacardys (15/2) led home a one-two for Willie Mullins in Aintree's Weatherbys Private Bank Champion Standard Open NH Flat Race.

Annie Power brilliant winner of Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle

April 7th, 2016

Annie Power became the first mare since the great Dawn Run to win the Champion Hurdle and Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle in the same season with a scintillating display on Thursday.

Apple's Jade wins Betfred Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree

April 7th, 2016

Willie Mullins' Apple's Jade trounced her rivals in the Grade One Betfred Anniversary 4-Y-O Juvenile Hurdle at Aintree.

Willie Mullins targets British Trainers' Championship

March 29th, 2016

Willie Mullins' assault on a first British trainers' championship has gathered pace after the powerhouse Irish trainer earmarked a number of his Cheltenham superstars for the Crabbie's Grand National meeting at Aintree next week.

Willie Mullins: Annie Power set for Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle

March 22nd, 2016

Willie Mullins has confirmed Annie Power to be on course for next month's Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle.

Limini wins the Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival

March 17th, 2016

Limini continued a tremendous week for trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Ruby Walsh by easily winning the Trull House Stud Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Vautour wins Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham Festival

March 17th, 2016

Vautour belied any fears over his current well-being with victory in the Grade One Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Yorkhill too strong for Yanworth in Neptune at Cheltenham

March 16th, 2016

Yorkhill (3/1) ran out a decisive winner over Yanworth in the battle of the big two in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham.

Annie Power may be supplemented for Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham

February 29th, 2016

It is increasingly likely Annie Power will be supplemented for the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Willie Mullins happy with Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup team

February 25th, 2016

Willie Mullins reports the preparation for his three main hopes for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup - Vautour, Djakadam and Don Poli - to be bang on schedule with the big race just three weeks away.

Willie Mullins prepares Douvan for Cheltenham Festival

February 25th, 2016

Willie Mullins admits it is not ideal Douvan has faced a total of just five rivals in his last two races, but he is as excited as everyone else about the odds-on Racing Post Arkle Trophy favourite.

Willie Mullins to step Blazer up in trip following Betfair Hurdle

February 15th, 2016

Willie Mullins is to step Blazer up in trip after the well-backed favourite cut no ice in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday.

Sempre Medici strikes under Ruby Walsh for Willie Mullins at Gowran

February 13th, 2016

Sempre Medici justified short-priced favouritism to win the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park.

Annie Power could return at Punchestown next week

February 11th, 2016

Annie Power could make her eagerly-awaited return to action next week after starring among the entries for Wednesday's punchestown.com Mares Hurdle.

Willie Mullins could send Vautour direct to Timico Gold Cup at Cheltenham Festival

February 9th, 2016

Willie Mullins will plan the next move for Vautour after deciding not to run the King George runner-up at the weekend.