Paul Townend on his way to winning the Boomerang Animal Bedding Handicap Hurdle on I Shot The Sheriff  at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Coral Scottish Grand National has proved an elusive target for Irish raiders over the years but punters appear set to put their trust in Tony Mar(...)

 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(...)

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 (...)

Tony McCoy is congratulated by well wishers after his last race on Irish soil at Tuesday’s meeting at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tony McCoy signed off his career in Ireland with two unplaced rides at Fairyhouse.Rathpatrick was fifth in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap(...)

Katie Walsh celebrates with her father Ted after winning the Irish Grand National on Thunder And Roses at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Something seismic was necessary to shift Tony McCoy off Fairyhouse’s centre-stage but Katie Walsh managed it with aplomb in a dramatic Boylesports Iri(...)

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

Katie Walsh became only the third female jockey in history to claim the BoyleSports Irish Grand National as she guided Thunder And Roses to an emotion(...)

Ruby Walsh on Vautour on his way to winning the 13.30 JLT Novices’ Chase on Day Three of Cheltenham. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters.

Considering the 2015 Gold Cup has yet to be run it’s presumptuous in the extreme to think about the 2016 version but since Willie Mullins can’t help (...)

Apache Stronghold and Paul Carberry lead home Valseur Lido ridden by Bryan Cooper to win the Flogas Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Legend has it that a reason can often be a superfluous consideration when Paul Carberry wants to celebrate, but Apache Stronghold provided a perfect (...)

Paul Carberry on Apache Stronghold is held off by Ruby Walsh onboard Vautouri at last year’s Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Inpho

It will be a day shy of being a perfect birthday present, and Texas Jack’s Hennessy shot is a long one, but Paul Carberry can still secure a notable (...)

 Road To Riches(front right) ridden by Paul Carberry in the Champion Chase at Down Royal.  Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Presseye/Inpho

Road To Riches put up a most impressive front-running performance to take the JNWine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal. Winner of the Galway Plate in t(...)