A special moment for Johnny Murtagh as he wins his first Irish Derby at the Curragh on the John Oxx-trained Sinndar in 2000. photograph: john cogill/pa

One of the greatest riding careers in Irish racing history ended with Johnny Murtagh’s announcement yesterday that he i(...)

 Johnny Murtagh, pictured here  celebrating his victory  on Novellist in the  The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot last July, will retire from  riding to concentrate on his training career. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Johnny Murtagh has announced he is to retire from race-riding to concentrate on his training career. Cr(...)

Ruby Walsh pops Arvika Ligeonniere over the last on their way to victory in yesterday’s John Durkan Memorial Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Modern digital communication means the 10,000kms between Punchestown and Hong Kong was no barrier to Willie Mullins watching Arvika Ligeonniere win ye(...)

 Sole Power gallops on the all-weather track yesterday in preparation for tomorrow’s  Hong Kong International. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Making bookies richer may not be a hugely popular policy but Eddie Lynam will be a happy man if his two-pronged attack on tomorrow morning’s Hong Kong(...)

Simenon will again be ridden by Richard Hughes in the Japan Cup after the partnership’s creditable fourth in the Melbourne Cup earlier this month. Photograph: PA Wire

Willie Mullins’s weekend reach extends from Kilkenny to Ascot, and on to Tokyo where Simenon will fly the Irish flag in the €4.1 million Japan Cup.It(...)

Seamus Heffernanon winning The Eyrefield Stakes at Leopardstown on Mekong River yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR  Ireland’s turf flat season wound up at Leopardstown yesterday but Mekong River is far from finished yet with Aidan O’Brien’s unbeaten (...)

Aidan O’Brien set to challenge at 30th Breeders’ Cup this weekend.

Santa Anita has proved the happiest Breeders’ Cup hunting ground of all for Aidan O’Brien and some punters appear willing to declare their faith in De(...)

 Andrea Atzeni riding Kingston Hill celebrates after winning of The Racing Post Trophy  at Doncaster. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Kingston Hill became the latest horse to look a real Classic candidate in winning the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.Held in the highest regard by Ro(...)

Aidan O’Brien and son Joseph are in action this afternoon in the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

Aidan O’Brien is triple-handed in his pursuit of an eighth victory in today’s Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster and it may be important to recall how it(...)

Jockeys Johnny Murtagh (right), Pat Smullen (second right) and Billy Lee (third right) all received whip bans arising out of this finish to the Qipco Long Distance Cup at Ascot last Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Dermot Weld describes Rite Of Passage as “doubtful” for this Sunday’s French St Leger at Longchamp but is much more definitive in his views on jockey (...)

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