Pat Smullen is heading to Windsor to partner topweight Fascinating Rock in the Winter Hill Stakes. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen takes a day off from the defence of his Irish jockey’s title to partner Fascinating Rock in Windsor’s Group 3 Saturday evening feature,(...)

Cian Lynch: the senior star has proved an influential figure for Limerick’s U-21s on their march to provincial glory. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The debate about how best to cater for Galway’s underage requirements re-emerged in recent weeks with Conor Hayes and minor manager Jeffrey Lynskey (...)

 China’s president Xi Jinping visited Croke Park two years ago: the Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum was announced at the stadium the day after Kerry beat Kildare in the GAA Championship. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

It was timely that the announcement of this year’s Asia Pacific Irish Business Forum, which takes place in Shanghai in October, should be announced in(...)

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(...)

Tony McCoy won the Irish Hennessy at Leopardstown earlier this month riding Carlingford Lough. Photograph: Getty Images.

Tony McCoy believes Carlingford Lough “has a live chance” when the partnership takes aim at the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 13th.The soon-to-(...)

John Kiely: ‘It was a great finish and it was special to have AP – he gave him a peach of a ride. He’s a hell of a fellah – we’d have him again!’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tony McCoy’s attempts to deflect attention to John Kiely after Carlingford Lough’s memorable Hennessy Gold Cup success were always doomed to failure (...)

Carlingford Lough, ridden by Tony McCoy (left), clears the last alongside Morning Assembly (Ruby Walsh) before their victory in the Topaz Chase. Photograph: PA

Tony McCoy may wince when examining a re-run of yesterday’s big-race at Leopardstown but the legendary rider wasted no time getting over Jezki’s defea(...)

Carlingford Lough ridden by jockey Tony McCoy comes home to win the Galway Plate ahead of Quantitativeeasing ridden by jockey Niall ‘Slippers’ Madden. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Carlingford Lough, a horse that wasn’t even in the original line-up, led home a famous Tote Galway Plate 1-2-3 for owner JP McManus yesterday, and in (...)

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(...)