Robbie McNamara is recuperating after spinal surgery following a fall at Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

Jockey Robbie McNamara is said to be in “very good spirits” and is facing a period of recuperation after undergoing spinal surgery at Dublin’s Mater H(...)

Robbie McNamara sustained injuries to his back at Wexford on Friday.

Robbie McNamara will miss out on riding the topweight Lord Windermere in the Aintree Grand National after sustaining injuries to his back at Wexford o(...)

Barry Geraghty will miss the Grand National after he fractured his tibia in a fall at Downpatrick. Photograph: PA

Barry Geraghty will miss the ride on leading Crabbie’s Grand National candidate The Druids Nephew after suffering a hairline fracture to his left tibi(...)

Jockey Davy Russell, seen here winning at Cheltenham recently on Rivage D’Or,  is expected to be back in action in time for the Punchestown festival at the end of April after breaking an elbow in a bad fall at Gowran Park. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Jockey Davy Russell is expected to be back in action in time for the Punchestown festival at the end of April after breaking an elbow in a bad fall (...)

Leopardstown are expecting a big crowd at its ‘Champions Weekend’ meeting.

The final push of a near six-month promotion campaign is underway for the upcoming ‘Champions Weekend’ with Horse Racing Ireland estimating a final c(...)

Bryan Cooper suffered a “very complex” leg  fracture in a fall at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jockey Bryan Cooper has been been transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after surgery today. Cooper, who is retained rider for po(...)

Teaforthree (left) ridden by JT McNamara on his way to winning the Diamond Jubilee National Hunt steeple chase race at Cheltenham on March 14th, 2012. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

When Dr Adrian McGoldrick arrives at Cheltenham today his focus will not be on the front runners or the finishing post. “Most times I go(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper was badly winded in a fall at Naas but is expected to be for the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bryan Cooper is expected to be fit for the start of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday after emerging relatively unscathed from a crunching fal(...)

JT McNamara on Galaxy Rock before the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Steeple Chase  at  Cheltenham.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

JT McNamara has undergone surgery on the serious neck injury he sustained in a fall at Cheltenham on Thursday. The 37-year-old was injur(...)