Tributes have been flooding in for jockey Tony McCoy ahead of his final race including from former mentor Jim Bolger. Photo: David Davies/PA

Jim Bolger, the man credited with instilling the winning mentality into Tony McCoy as a teenager, insists the retiring champion always had the desire (...)

Trainer Jim Bolger celebrating last year’s Derby win with Trading Leather. He’s still the one to watch for winners, having just secured an 840-1 Curragh hat trick. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

With just a fortnight to the Newmarket 1,000 Guineas Jim Bolger looks to be cranking his 2015 season into top gear at the right time, securing an 840(...)

Chris Hayes on Sruthan wins The Power European Breeders Fund Tetrarch Stakes at the Curragh in 2013. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Ryan Moore is on duty for Ballydoyle aboard the Group One winner Dick Whittington in Newbury’s Greenham Stakes but it’s like old times at the Curragh (...)

John F Kennedy is on track to make his first start of a potential classic campaign. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Epsom Derby favourite John F Kennedy is on track to make his first start of a potential classic campaign at Leopardstown on Sunday. T(...)

Champion amateur rider Patrick Mullins at his father’s training yard at Closutton, near Leighlinbridge. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Since day one of Cheltenham 2015 revolves around one man to an extent unprecedented through the festival’s long history, the secret of Willie Mullins’(...)

Apache Stronghold and Paul Carberry lead home Valseur Lido ridden by Bryan Cooper to win the Flogas Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Legend has it that a reason can often be a superfluous consideration when Paul Carberry wants to celebrate, but Apache Stronghold provided a perfect (...)

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(...)

Tony McCoy, seen here with  the Champion Jump Jockey trophy at Sandown Racecourse,   has announced he is to retire from racing at the end of the season. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

It is no surprise that Tony McCoy waited until reaching 200 winners for the season before announcing it will be his last campaign. Just as no jockey (...)

Hurricane Fly (left) ridden by Ruby Walsh alongside Jezki and Tony McCoy before winning the Ryanair Hurdle at the Leopardstown Christmas festival. Photograph: PA Wire

Hurricane Fly has frightened away most of the opposition as only eight horses have been entered for the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopard(...)

Paul Townend wins The Bewleys Hotels Maiden Hurdle on Alvisio Ville on the first day of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leopardstown racing: Cheltenham Festival and Punchestown hero Vautour suffered his first defeat for Willie Mullins as Clarcam ran out a impressive win(...)