Pat Eddery: endured 70 losses before securing his first win. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Pat Eddery, who has died aged 63, was Ireland’s most successful ever jockey. Only the legendary Sir Gordon Richards surpassed the 4,632 winners Eddery(...)

Pat Eddery. ‘I doubt you’d find a jockey with a sharper tactical brain or stronger in a finish,’ said Lester Piggott. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA

Tributes from the world of racing and beyond marked the death of Pat Eddery, the 11-time champion jockey widely considered one of the best to ever ge(...)

Grundy ridden by Pat Eddery comes home to win the George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on July 26th, 1975, ahead of Bustino ridden by Joe Mercer (left) and Dahlia ridden by Lester Piggott (second right). Photograph: PA

Pat Eddery was one of the world’s great riders and perhaps Ireland’s finest flat-race jockey of all. He was unquestionably the most successful. Only (...)

 Aidan O’Brien:  dual 2000 Guineas hero Gleneagles is scheduled to run in  the Juddmonte International. Photo:  Mike Egerton/PA

The chance of a famous clash between Golden Horn and Gleneagles taking place next week has not been undermined by the wet weather which has washed ove(...)

Peter O’Sullevan, who has died aged 97, had the confidence of leading racing personalities, including Lester Piggott. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire.

Peter O’Sullevan, who has died aged 97, raised the quality of commentating on horse races to a new and unparalleled level of excellence. He worked fo(...)

19/12/14 - NEWS - Tanaiste Joan Burton presenting Joanna Morgan, trainer and former jockey, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award  at the 10th Annual  The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Since Ireland in the 1970s was hardly noted for a progressive attitude towards equality, it is safe to say Joanna Morgan brought the country with her (...)

Joanna Morgan, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award and Katie Taylor winner of the ‘Sports woman of the Year 2014’ surrounded by the monthly winners of 2014 on stage at the 10th Annual The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year awards.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

This year Katie Taylor stood above the rest but The Irish Times/Irish Sports Council Sportswoman of the Year ceremony was about all of the women ac(...)

Trainer Johnny Murtage, who works out of the Fox Covert Stables, keeps a close eye on the morning work at the Curragh, Co Kildare.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bode Miller, the Olympic champion skier, is planning a new career training racehorses when he retires from the slopes. Even allowing for the speed com(...)

Jacqueline O’Brien with  Vincent O’Brien and the then president Mrs Mary Robinson. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some things really get on my goat, one of them being arguments about the Goat, or greatest of all time. These disputes invariably descen(...)

Tom Queally on multiple Group One winner Midday who has given birth to a foal sired by former superstar stablemate Frankel. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

The legendary Vincent O’Brien once got cross with me. Even now, it’s something I’m proud as hell of: that for a brief moment, little old me burrowed a(...)