Tony McCoy found it hard to stay motivated when his 300 wins target was no longer a reality. Photo: David Davies/PA

“It’s a terrible way of describing it but I’ve been like a drug addict this week,” Tony McCoy says on a quiet morning at home. In a beautiful house on(...)

Tony McCoy’s last race will be on Box Office on his final day of action at Sandown on Saturday. Photo: David Davies/PA

Tony McCoy has been booked for only two rides on his final day of action at Sandown on Saturday and appears set to make his last appearance in the sad(...)

AP McCoy, pictured here at Ayr last weekend, will partner four-year-old Box Office in his final race at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Tony McCoy’s final ride is looking almost certain to be aboard Box Office in the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle, the last race on the card at Sandown on Satur(...)

Sandown Park is expecting an 18,000 sell-out crowd for Tony McCoy’s final day of racing on Saturday. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/ Getty Images

Racing fans eager to see the final rides of Tony McCoy’s record-breaking career at Sandown Park on Saturday will need to book tickets in advance or ri(...)

Ground staff prepare the course before the 2015 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Long-time ante-post favourite Gallant Oscar has been declared a non-runner in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr this afternoon due to the dr(...)

 Saint Are, ridden by Dougie Costello, finished ninth in the Grand National at Aintree two years ago.   Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

When it comes to racing fairytales, fate can have a nasty habit of falling at the last. But the vast swell of popular support for Tony McCoy to finish(...)

Nina Carberry and On The Fringe celebrate their victory in the   The Foxhunter  Chase at Cheltenham with owner JP McManus. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Arctic Fire gets the chance to step out of his illustrious stablemate Hurricane Fly’s shadow when he goes for glory in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at (...)

Bookmakers have Jim Culloty’s Spring Heeled as a  general 20-1 shot for Saturday’s big race in Aintree. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Up to eight hopefuls look set to try to become the 17th Irish-trained winner of the Crabbies Aintree Grand National since 1900 this Saturday but Jim (...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father, Ted, after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder and Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph Cyril Byrne

Easter Monday. Fairyhouse. Sun shining. Irish Grand National. Tony McCoy’s last Irish national. The script was written – but it seems no one told K(...)

Tony McCoy will make one of his final appearances in Ireland at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

  Tony McCoy will hope gambled-on favourite Cantlow can give him the first leg of a Grand National double at Fairyhouse today which would help bring t(...)