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(...)

Paddy Mullins was head of one of the most famous National Hunt families in this country.

For those who can’t wait for the feast of National Hunt racing to begin on St Stephen’s day, Setanta will air Paddy Mullins – The Great Stayer on C(...)

 Shane Foley is setting a fast pace in the winter jockeys’ table with 11 winners. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

While champion jockey Pat Smullen flies the flag for Ireland in a prestigious jockeys’ challenge in Hong Kong, the runaway leader of Dundalk’s winter (...)

Craig Williams riding Tom Hogan-trained Gordon Lord Byron   in Sydney, Australia, earlier this year. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Two of Irish racing’s most stalwart international travellers, Sole Power and Gordon Lord Byron, will both try to make it third-time lucky in Sunday’s (...)

Founded by Dr Emmeline Hill (above) in partnership with Irish trainer and breeder Jim Bolger in 2009, Equinome is headquartered at NovaUCD

UCD spin-out company Equinome has announced plans to open an office in the US with the creation of 10 new jobs.The company, which specialises in equin(...)

Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger and family members after winning the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jim Bolger has paid tribute to the “much adored” Trading Leather who sustained a fatal fracture when pulled up in the Japan Cup.The Godolphin-owned fo(...)