AP McCoy, pictured here at Ayr last weekend, will partner four-year-old Box Office in his final race at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Tony McCoy’s final ride is looking almost certain to be aboard Box Office in the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle, the last race on the card at Sandown on Satur(...)

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(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins is keeping some cards close to his chest in relation to Sunday’s Hennessy card. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Even among the phalanx of outstanding horses in Willie Mullins’s yard, Alvisio Ville’s impressive Christmas debut makes him a particularly exciting(...)

Annie Power ridden by Rugby Walsh comes home to win at Punchestown earlier this year.

Only two mares have won the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle in its 20-year history. But Annie Power is set to be a major player in this Sunday(...)

Trainer Mouse Morris: looks like allowing First Lieutenant a chance to score across the channel. Photograph: INPHO

Just one Irish trained horse has won Wetherby’s Charlie Hall Chase in the last thirty three years but First Lieutenant looks like getting the opportun(...)

 Jockey Sam Waley Cohen and Long Run. The 2011 Gold Cup winner  has been given a rating over a stone and a half lower than his career peak. He’s not as good as he was – but he surely hasn’t regressed that much. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

It’s almost 40 years since a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner won the Grand National and it is a very different Grand National now to when L’Escargot fam(...)

Paul Carberry after his win on Guitar Pete on the opening day of the Aintree Festival. The Irish jockey was brought to hospital after a fall in the Topham Chase over the Grand National fences on Friday. Photograph:   David Davies/PA

Irish jockeys Mikey Fogarty and Paul Carberry were taken to hospital in Aintree after nasty falls in the Topham Chase, with fellow riders Andre(...)

On His Own has been supplemented for the Gold Cup.

Bobs Worth and Silviniaco Conti feature among 17 possibles at the confirmation stage for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday, for which O(...)

 Tidal Bay, with Ruby Walsh on board, clears the last to win The John Smith’s Hurdle Race at Wetherby in 2012. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tidal Bay has been allotted top weight of 11st 10lb for the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 5th. The Paul Nicholls-trained 1(...)