Ground staff prepare the course before the 2015 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Long-time ante-post favourite Gallant Oscar has been declared a non-runner in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr this afternoon due to the dr(...)

Ruby Walsh steers Faugheen to victory in The Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at the 2014 Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Faugheen is on track to try and secure a “perfect 10” by maintaining his unbeaten racecourse record at Punchestown in over two weeks’ time.It is less (...)

Top amateur jockey Colman Sweeney who was a  three-time Cheltenham Foxhunters winner, including on the dual-victor, Salsify, has retired. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR The Group One winner Tapestry could get her four-year-old campaign off to a Listed race start at the Curragh on Sunday.Aidan O’Brien’s (...)

Tony McCoy will partner Mr Mole in the AP McCoy Celebration Chase at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Tony McCoy looks set to partner Mr Mole in the race named in his honour on the final day of the season at Sandown on Saturday week.The perennial champ(...)

Goonyella won the Midlands National on his last start under Johnny Burke and the jockey should be available to renew the partnership in Saturday’s Scottish Grand National, despite a fall at Tramore over the weekend. Photograph: Clint Hughes/Getty Images

Gallant Oscar skipped the Irish Grand National and failed to make the cut for the Aintree National, but is among the favourites to bridge a 146-yea(...)

Don Cossack ridden by Tony McCoy on his way to winning the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Tony McCoy steered Don Cossack to his fifth victory of a memorable campaign in the Betfred Melling Chase at Aintree. The Gordon Elliott-trained eight-(...)

Arctic Fire ridden by Ruby Walsh falls at the last to allow Jezki, with Tony McCoy on board, to win the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at a canter. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tony McCoy may now be less than 48 hours away from retirement, but there was no easing off here, no lessening of the intensity that has hallmarked hi(...)

18-year-old jockey Lewis Ferguson walked away unscathed after a spectacular fall at Wincanton. Photograph: Racing UK 0:45

Lewis Ferguson walked away uninjured after a spectacular fall from Merrion Square in the John Dufosee Memorial Open Hunters’ Chase at Wincanton. The P(...)

Jockey Nico de Boinville and Coneygree led from the start to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final day of the festival. photograph: adrian dennis

At the end of three and a quarter miles and twenty two fences there were no arguments and no excuses: Coneygree, the unbeaten novice, had dared his Be(...)

AP McCoy on the way to victory with Uxizandre in the  The Ryanair Steeplechase at Cheltenham. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Tony McCoy is as far removed from Gavin Sheehan in profile and experience as his Co Antrim birthplace is from Sheehan’s west Cork roots yet both decid(...)