Richie McLernon guides Johns Spirit over the last to win The Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham last November. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Tony McCoy should have taken a break from race-riding even before his announcement last week that he would rest for a fortnight, according to the tra(...)

Barry Geraghy and Jezki jump clear ahead of My Tent Or Yours (Tony McCoy) during the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jezki, Hurricane Fly, Faugheen and More Of That all appear among a star-studded entry for the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on No(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty and Shutthefrontdoor on the way to victory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Barry Cronin/PA

Jonjo O’Neill enjoyed further success in what has already been a fabulous season for his yard as Shutthefrontdoor justified his position as 8 to 1 (...)

Mouse Morris: Only six years since the trainer supplied the Irish Grand National winner Hear The Echo at 33/1. Photograph: Alan Betson

Since he is owned by a wealthy businessman and trained by a Lord’s son, a win for Rogue Angel might not exactly chime with the(...)

Paul Webber’s Cantlow heads a maximum field of 30 for Monday’s Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. The British horse is one of six runne(...)

Jockey Ben Dalton aboard Liberty Counsel (left) on his way to winning the Irish Grand National last year leaves jockey Paul Townend on Away We Go in his wake. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s being billed as the “Race of the People” but Willie Mullins hopes he will be able to break the little-guy streak in Easter Monday’s €250,000 B(...)

Double Seven and jockey Tony McCoy jump the final fence during the Grand National. The Martin Brassil-trained horse has been entered in the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Don Cossack heads the weights after 69 horses were entered for the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. Gordo(...)

One Direction’s Niall Horan (2nd right) meets Queen Elizabeth of Britain at a reception for the Irish community at Buckingham Palace, London. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Three years ago, a photograph of a Cork fishmonger, Pat O’Connell and Queen Elizabeth II, both beaming with laughter, became the image of her S(...)

Ruby Walsh falls from  Abbyssial at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jockey Ruby Walsh is reported in good spirits after having undergone surgery on a broken arm on Friday. Walsh will be sidelined for at le(...)

 Robbie McNamara on Spring Heeled leads  on the way to victory in the  Kim Muir   Chase at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Robbie McNamara again rode to the rescue when preventing an Irish blank on the third day of Cheltenham by guiding(...)