Tony McCoy’s addiction to winning and fear of not doing the job properly has fuelled the jockey’s phenomenal career. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tony McCoy’s seminal career is the product of a unique individual, so unique there appears to be little concern in racing that his decision to retire(...)

1996 Gold Cup winner Imperial Call, pictured here with Ruby Walsh onboard at Punchestown in 1999, has died age 25
Gold Cup hero Imperial Call dies
  • Racing
  • November 29, 2014, 12:13

Imperial Call, the 1996 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, has died aged 25.The four-times Grade One scorer enjoyed his finest moment on a racetrack under th(...)

A file shot of trainer Dessie Hughes (left) who has died aged 71 with jockey Bryan Cooper. Photograph: PA

Tributes have been paid to Irish horse racing great Dessie Hughes, who has died aged 71.The jockey-turned-trainer, who enjoyed success on both fronts (...)

Trainer Conor O’Dwyer

The Fairyhouse authorities were relieved yesterday not to have got as much rain as had been originally forecast but conditions are still sure to be ex(...)

Runners and riders in the Grade One Racing Post Novice Chase during Day One of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival yesterday.photograph: niall carson/pa

Gold Cups and Champion Hurdles might represent the pinnacle but while JP McManus knows what they’re like to win, the legendary owner relishes successf(...)

Aidan O’Brien: attempts to secure classic glory in Paris tomorrow

Out of luck in Britain and America last weekend, Aidan O’Brien attempts to secure Classic glory in Paris tomorrow when he sends both Gale Force(...)

Jockey Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden can make the most of his sole ride today in the Irish Grand National on Carlingford Lough. Photograph: Inpho

Finding a Ladbrokes Irish Grand National winner is rarely easy, but teasing out today’s competitive handicap – with a huge field of runners ai(...)