Robbie McNamara celebrates victory on  Silver Concorde at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As the world prepared to tune into Saturday’s Grand National, Robbie McNamara trusted his battered body to surgeons at Dublin’s Mater Hospital. The ex(...)

Leighton Aspell rides Many Clouds on his way to the jockey’s second successive Aintree Grand National win. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Big-picture themes usually dominate the fallout from the Grand National, whether in welfare terms or the whip or farcical starts, but any long-term i(...)

Robbie McNamara sustained injuries to his back at Wexford on Friday.

Robbie McNamara will miss out on riding the topweight Lord Windermere in the Aintree Grand National after sustaining injuries to his back at Wexford o(...)

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 (...)

Paul Carberry winning at Naas on Wounded Warrior. Noel Meade’s six-year-old could make his first appearance over fences in a handicap at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wounded Warrior has been left with top-weight after 45 horses were left in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday followi(...)

Davy Russell celebrates winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Lord Windermere. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It is 21 years since a reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup champion landed Leopardstown’s Hennessy, and jockey Davy Russell believes the current “blue-riban(...)

Silver Concorde, ridden by Robbie McNamara, winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper during Ladies Day at Cheltenham this year. Photograph: David David Davies/PA Wire

The Cheltenham Bumper hero Silver Concorde is on course to make his eagerly anticipated jumping debut at Leopardstown this week and will lead a small (...)

The Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup: Lord Windermere ridden by Davy Russell (right) beats On his Own ridden by David Casye to win at Prestbury Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

The British Horseracing Authority probably don’t do Christmas cards but if they did, Graham Wylie’s would probably be extra-big. The English owner’s (...)

Don Cossack, ridden by Brian O’Connell, wins The John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at Punchestown Racecourse, County Kildare.   Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Don Cossack maintained his unbeaten record this season with a third victory from as many starts in a dramatic renewal of the John Durkan Memorial Punc(...)

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere will be reunited with  Davy Russell in the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpo

Ireland’s latest Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere may be returning to action in Punchestown’s John Durkan Chase but his latest Grade One assi(...)