Concussion is suspected of causing various degenerative brain diseases and there is evidence to suggest that blows to the head are not good for the brain.

It took 15 years for science to show that the tobacco industry was lying and that smoking cigarettes did cause lung cancer. The suspicions and links h(...)

Richard Johnson: will be hoping to guide Top Gamble to success at Fairyhouse.

Britain’s new champion jockey-elect Richard Johnson is the star attraction at Fairyhouse’s Easter festival finale and can maintain his 100 per cent r(...)

Former jockey AP McCoy unveils the world’s  first authentic Harris Tweed suit designed for a racehorse. Photograph: David Parry/PA Wire

A fashion designer has given new meaning to the term clothes horse - by creating a three-piece suit fit for a stallion. Champion jockey Sir Tony McCo(...)

Don Poli is one of seven entries in the Irish Gold Cup for Willie Mullins. Photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins is responsible for seven of the 17 entries for the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 6th. Lexus winner Don Poli appears to be(...)

After a stellar racing career Tony McCoy is set to be knighted by the queen. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tony McCoy has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours in recognition of a glittering racing career in which he was crowned champion jockey (...)

Barry Geraghty on Minella Foru celebrates winning The Paddy Power Steeplechase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Eddie Harty has a single bullet left to fire at Leopardstown’s Christmas festival and State Of Origin has a lot to live up to on Tuesday after Minell(...)

Conor McGregor flattens Jose Aldo. Even bloodlust won’t prevent MMA’s profile from fading once the strutting bantam-cock chooses to jack it in or it gets chosen for him. Photograph: John Locher/AP

It is almost a decade since the influential What We Believe But Cannot Prove first appeared, a collection of essays which featured some of the world’s(...)

Gilgamboa: but Barry Geraghty not Tony McCoy will be on board this Sunday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Conditions are sure to be testing for this Sunday’s €85,000 John Durkan Chase which will be ideal for Gilgamboa who is set to get his winter campaign(...)

Tony McCoy in his new role as Channel 4 pundit having retired as a jockey. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Tony McCoy emerged unscathed after the car he was driving was involved a motorway accident in England on Wednesday morning. The incident involved thre(...)

Jockey Aidan Coleman has shrugged off incident at Southwell racecourse. Photograph: by Harry Trump/Getty Images.

Security will be tighter at Southwell racecourse in future, following the alleged assault on Irish jockey Aidan Coleman after the last race there o(...)