Top amateur jockey Colman Sweeney who was a  three-time Cheltenham Foxhunters winner, including on the dual-victor, Salsify, has retired. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR The Group One winner Tapestry could get her four-year-old campaign off to a Listed race start at the Curragh on Sunday.Aidan O’Brien’s (...)

Leighton Aspell rides Many Clouds on his way to the jockey’s second successive Aintree Grand National win. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Big-picture themes usually dominate the fallout from the Grand National, whether in welfare terms or the whip or farcical starts, but any long-term i(...)

A crow takes flight as the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Novice Hurdle Championship field approaches at Fairyhouse yesterday. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The clock ticking down to retirement means every Tony McCoy winner is becoming a landmark moment but a first success for Enda Bolger on Gilgamboa in (...)

 Joseph O’Brien will return to Flat racing at Cork over the Bank Holiday weekend. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Joseph O’Brien is set to return to Flat racing at Cork over the Bank Holiday weekend after being booked for a couple of rides by British trainer Mick (...)

Paul Carberry winning at Naas on Wounded Warrior. Noel Meade’s six-year-old could make his first appearance over fences in a handicap at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wounded Warrior has been left with top-weight after 45 horses were left in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday followi(...)

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In numbers: Neeson goes green 3 million Number of Facebook fans of Tourism Ireland, which this week shared a 60-second film in which movie star Liam N(...)

Winning owner Michael O’Leary and jockey Davy Russell celebrate in the winners enclosure after Rivage D’Or took the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase on Ladies Day. Photograph: PA

Ahead of Thursday’s big race which he sponsors, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary got off the mark with two winners. First Don Poli, one of the (...)

Dodging Bullets ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies  races clear to win the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

As Cheltenham gestures go, a 1,429/1 Day Two hat-trick highlighted by Dodging Bullets’ Queen Mother Champion Chase was a particularly defiant one by B(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins leads his famous team from the gallops at  Closutton, Carlow, Ireland. Photo:  Niall Carson/PA

When the text arrived from Angie, Vinny Fitzpatrick’s the first instinct was to ignore it.It could only be more grim tidings, he reckoned, as his est(...)

Jennifer Wrynne from Mohill, Co Leitrim at the festival. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The sun shone out of a cloudless sky bathing the Cotswold Hills overlooking Prestbury Park in Cheltenham with the brilliant light of early spring. It (...)