Bocca Baciata ridden by Fran Berry on the way to winning the Dance Design  Stakes at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Maybe it’s her National Hunt pedigree, but Jessica Harrington could end up swimming against the popular tide by keeping her fingers crossed for a damp(...)

 Barry Geraghty onboard Jezki in the JP McManus colours at  Punchestown in 2013. Photograph: Inpho

Barry Geraghty is set to replace Tony McCoy as retained rider to owner JP McManus, according to reports this morning. The 20-times champion McCoy reti(...)

AP McCoy, pictured here at Ayr last weekend, will partner four-year-old Box Office in his final race at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Tony McCoy’s final ride is looking almost certain to be aboard Box Office in the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle, the last race on the card at Sandown on Satur(...)

Ground staff prepare the course before the 2015 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Long-time ante-post favourite Gallant Oscar has been declared a non-runner in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr this afternoon due to the dr(...)

Nina Carberry and On The Fringe celebrate their victory in the   The Foxhunter  Chase at Cheltenham with owner JP McManus. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Arctic Fire gets the chance to step out of his illustrious stablemate Hurricane Fly’s shadow when he goes for glory in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at (...)

Jordanne Jones in I Used to Live Here. Her remarkable presence helps hold the piece together

It involves little hyperbole to argue that Frank Berry is now among our most significant film-makers. Ballymun Lullaby, his documentary on music te(...)

Director Frank Berry with pupils (from left) Jordanne Jones, Ross Kelly, Warren Caulfield, Ross Geraghty and Nikita Rowley, all of whom appeared in the film I Used to Live Here at Killinarden Community School, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It’s a special morning in Killinarden Community School in Tallaght, Co Dublin. The sun is shining on the mountains, the school uniforms are as neat(...)

Neil Mulholland will be looking for a new jockey for The Druids Nephew at Aintree due to Barry Geraghty’s recent injury.  Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

JP McManus’s Cheltenham festival winner Cause Of Causes has a choice of upcoming Grand Nationals for his next start and a tilt at the Aintree spectacu(...)

Tony McCoy celebrates winning the Hennessy Gold Cup onboard Carlingford Lough who now bids for Gold Cup glory. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tony McCoy’s final attempt to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup is firmly centre-stage today with a consequent spotlight too on his boss, JP McManus, whose(...)

Jockey Mark Walsh on board Kitten Rock clears the last hurdle ahead of  Glens Melody (David Casey) at Naas in January. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jezki proved in 2014 the potent Champion Hurdle threat a JP McManus ‘second-string’ can be and Kitten Rock is set to fill that role at Cheltenham nex(...)