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(...)

“I don’t think of that man, the alcoholic, he wasn’t my dad. .” Credit: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

Don’t wash your dirty linen in public. This has been a mantra that has kept Ireland buried in shame for too long. It has caused untold hurt and allowe(...)

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 0:22

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 (...)

Mick Kinane  after landing the English Derby at Epsom in 2009:  Sea The Stars “was a very quiet and calm horse; when the stalls opened, though, he rolled his sleeves up.” Photograph: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

If the trouble with retirement is indeed the lack of a day off, it appears to be far from a problem for Michael Kinane. The competitive urge inevitabl(...)

Ryan Moore: could be set to assume a prominent role for Ballydoyle in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Ryan Moore makes a quick return to Ireland to ride Aidan O’Brien’s classic entry War Envoy at Dundalk on Wednesday evening and one bookmaking firm isn(...)

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(...)

The real McCoy
  • Racing
  • November 9, 2013, 01:00

Anthony Peter McCoy is variously known as Tony or AP but will always be definitively referred to as one of the greatest jockeys in the long history of(...)

Jim Bolger and son-in-law jockey Kevin Manning will be heading to Paris on Sunday with Trading Leather.

BRIAN O’CONNORJust six Irish-trained horses have ever won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, including the dual-victor Alleged, and Leading Light is on co(...)

Loch Garman will be hoping to double up in the French Derby if Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning are successful with Dawn Approach at Epsom. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s rare but not unprecedented to complete the English-French Derby double and that’s what the Jim Bolger-Kevin Manning team will aim to do this week(...)