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(...)