Sea The Stars wins the 2009 running of  the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Leopardstown’s authorities are ultimately aiming at Christmas festival-type crowds for their segment of the new “Champions Weekend” formula which is (...)

Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald , lays a wreath at the grave of Michael Collins, at the Collins Griffith Commemoration , at Glasnevin Cemetary. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Fine Gael should recognise its roots lie in the values and philosophy of 1916 and should be proud of its association with the Easter Rising, rugby pun(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper: “I’ve got to see my specialist in a few weeks and hopefully I will be passed fit to start riding out in early August. The aim is to be back for Listowel.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Bryan Cooper is looking to be back on a horse next month in order to return to competitive action in time for Listowel’s Harvest Festival in mid-Septe(...)

Ruby Walsh is surrounded by galloping horses and rolled on by Abbyssial after the Willie Mullins-trained four-year-old fell in the JCB Triumph Hurdle   at Cheltenham yesterday.

Cheltenham 2014 took a heavy toll on the sport’s top jockeys with Ruby Walsh and Daryl Jacob joining Bryan Co(...)

Bryan Cooper

Bryan Cooper had more surgery on his broken leg yesterday and it could be up to 10 days before the jockey can return to Ireland after(...)

Owner Michael O’Leary congratulates jockey Paul Carberry  after Very Well won the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle  at Cheltenham yesterday.

Lord Windermere’s Gold Cup was the highlight of a stunning six Irish-trained winners on the final day of Cheltenh(...)

Tiger Roll ridden by Daryl Russell goes on to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham. Photograph:David Davies/PA Wire

Tiger Roll oozed class when scooting up the hill to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenha(...)

Barry Geraghty and  More Of That after winning the Ladbrokes World Hurdle  at Cheltenham yesterday. .

It is short odds about Barry Geraghty getting a card from JP Manus next Christmas: the price might be longer about Tony McCoy sending one. (...)

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(...)

Benefficient (3) clears the last on his way to beating Hidden Cyclone in the two-mile Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet Chase at Leopardstown at the Christmas Festival meeting. The pair renew rivalry in today’s Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Nothing at the festival comes easy but sometimes it’s possible to over-complicate things and the evidence of thei(...)