Tony McCoy enters the parade ring aboard Carlingford Lough after winning the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

You don’t ride over 4,300 winners without great timing but Tony McCoy’s punchline in securing a first ever Hennessy Gold Cup success on Carlingford Lo(...)

John Kiely: ‘It was a great finish and it was special to have AP – he gave him a peach of a ride. He’s a hell of a fellah – we’d have him again!’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tony McCoy’s attempts to deflect attention to John Kiely after Carlingford Lough’s memorable Hennessy Gold Cup success were always doomed to failure (...)

The Graham Wylie owned On His Own is  joint-favourite with stablemate Boston Bob for the Hennessy Gold Cup, both  coming from  Willie Mullins’s yard. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Willie Mullins has turned the Grade 1 screw on his opposition with a vengeance in the past month and the champion trainer’s hot-streak shows no sign o(...)

Jockey Brian Hughes celebrates onboard Katie T after winning the BoyleSports Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Spirits were high at Leopardstown yesterday, not least after the BoyleSports Handicap Chase which was won by 6-1 chance Foxrock, almost making up for (...)

Photograph: Eric Luke

Ruby Walsh lives in Calverstown, Co KildareI don’t remember horses not being in my life. I got a pony, Pebbles, for my seventh birthday. I got a bette(...)

Willie Mullins: “Tell Us More has done nothing wrong in his two races to date, hopefully he’s open to plenty of improvement. The step up in trip and the ground will suit him.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Willie Mullins expects a step up in distance to bring about further improvement from Tell Us More as the exciting youngster spearheads a three-pronged(...)

Owega Star, seen here winning the Tara Hurdle in Navan two years ago, is versatile and can exploit clean round of jumping to the full. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If ever a favourite’s name is fit for big-race success at Leopardstown it is Foxrock in the €190,000 Paddy Power Chase but Owega Star could yet gallop(...)

McLoughlin had been pondering a tilt at the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow

Co Meath-based trainer Dermot McLoughlin has elected to stay local with his star stayer Vics Canvass who will take his chance in this Saturday’s €190,(...)

A mass offering of racing silks is brought from St Brigid’s Church at the funeral of Marguerite Weld at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Horse racing remembered two of its stalwarts yesterday when Marguerite Weld and Johnny Harrington were laid to rest. Mourners first gathered(...)

Tony McCoy on Colbert Station after winning the Paddy Power Chase in 2012.

Ground conditions could yet dictate what Irish-trained horse Tony McCoy teams up with in Saturday’s Crabbie’s(...)