Davy Condon has been forced to retire after his fall during the Grand National. Photograph: Inpho

Davy Condon has been forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury.Condon was riding Portrait King in the Grand National at Aintree when he (...)

Chopin trainer Ger Lyons, who is based in Co Meath. Photograph: Inpho

The influence of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani within Irish racing can be further advertised by German import Chopin in Leopardstown’s Heritage Stakes. Qat(...)

Paul Townend kept up his winning momentum with four victories at Navan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Limerick: Willie Mullins will consider options at Fairyhouse and Punchestown for Vroum Vroum Mag after the mare oozed class in the Irish Stallion Farm(...)

Davy Condon riding Bayan  clear the last on the way to winning  The Ladbroke from Pine Creek (right) at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

Bayan dug deep to take The Ladbroke at Ascot for Irish trainer Gordon Elliott and rider Davy Condon. Shelford and the long-absent Balgarry set what lo(...)

Jamie Codd guiding  Shaneshill to victory at Punchestown. The Grade One Bumper winner will be fancied in the Navan Novice Hurdle. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Shaneshill is the star equine attraction on Navan’s Grade Two card but Davy Condon’s return to action will be the most welcome element to the pre-fe(...)

Barry Geraghty: takes over in the plate today on Flaxen Flare. Photograph: James Crombie

Aidan O’Brien’s focus is on the upcoming Champions Weekend but he won’t be alone in examining with interest how his runner Plinth fares in a rematch w(...)

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(...)

Hasanour  ridden by Shane Foley wins The Guinness Time Handicap on day four of the Galway Festival. Photograph:  should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thomas Edison delivered on his big-race potential with a superb Guinness Galway Hurdle success that finally vindicated the faith of his trainer Tony M(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty and  Rebel Fitz on the way  to victory in the Powers Gold Cup  at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Barry Cronin/PA

Racing round-up: Rebel Fitz is set for a busy summer after capitalising on Ballyc(...)

Tidal Bay with Ruby Walsh on board on his way to winning the 2012 Lexus Steeplechase at Leopardstown. The enigmatic 13-year-old star is in contention to return to the course and distance of that epic success. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday’s multiple-Grade One Hennessy Gold Cup fixture has an enviable record of identifying future talent but it’s the veteran Tidal Bay that could br(...)