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(...)

Seabass, ridden by Katie Walsh, leads at the last before finishing third to Neptune Collonges in 2012, but will miss this year’s race because of ligament damage.

Seabass has been withdrawn from the Crabbie’s Grand National after suffering a serious injury at Down Royal on Monday. Trained by Ted Wal(...)

Ruby Walsh and Hurricane Fly. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Men and women will be weeping discreetly and others will weep more openly at the plight of two larger- than-life-sized puppets enduring the hel(...)

Lord Windermere, ridden by Davy Russell, beats On his Own, ridden by David Casey, to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own remains favourite in some betting lists for the Aintree Grand National but Wil(...)

Barry Connell: reputed to have paid €1m for Champion Hurdle contender Our Connor. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Interest in Barry Connell usually revolves around figures. He is a hugely-successful businessman after all and there will be no shortage of fig(...)

Brian O’Connell was again successful aboard Dunguib at Navan in the Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champion Hurdle contender Our Conor is unquestionably the headline act among Barry Connell’s Cheltenham festival team, but the Dublin owner is (...)

 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(...)

Ted McCoy won the RTÉ sports person of the year award. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It was way, way back in January that Ted Walsh said of the four-legged athlete Benefficient, “there are days when he looks a helluva horse, and there (...)

Tofino Bay: goes for back-to-back victories in Sunday’s highlight at Navan, the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Chase.

It’s over a decade since Lyreen Wonder last completed back-to-back wins in Navan’s prestigious Ladbrokes Troytown Chase but Tofino Bay is set to try a(...)