Helen Murphy from Douglas, Cork,   celebrating her  best-dressed win at Galway races yesterday.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In the clutch bag: lipstick, comb and hair clips, copious Compeed strips for blisters and safety pins in sewing kit. Then there’s the spare tights, n(...)

Hasanour  ridden by Shane Foley wins The Guinness Time Handicap on day four of the Galway Festival. Photograph:  should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thomas Edison delivered on his big-race potential with a superb Guinness Galway Hurdle success that finally vindicated the faith of his trainer Tony M(...)

Road to Riches ridden by Shane Shortall wins  Galway Plate on day three of the Galway Festival at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit. Photograph:PA 2:20

The ease of Road To Riches’s Tote Galway Plate success yesterday can be gauged by a brief moment of horror experienced by Noel Meade as he watched th(...)

Gordon Elliott: also runs Midnight Game in Europe’s most valuable handicap hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If Gordon Elliott wins today’s Guinness Galway Hurdle no one can say it will be out of turn and in Bayan the Co Meath trainer looks to have a horse wi(...)

Eventual winner Most Peculiar (right) clears a hurdle with the rest of the field in the €100,000 Tote Pick6 Guarantee Maiden Hurdle  at  Ballybrit.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Shane Shortall got a terrific late run out of Greatness to deny Tony McCoy on Golden Ticket in the €40,0000 Tote Jackpot Guarantee Handicap Hurdle at (...)

Tony McCoy has decided to enter dual-Cheltenham festival winner Alderwood in the Galway Plate. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Jonathan Burke was only 11 when his father Liam trained the 2007 Galway Plate winner and the rising-star of the jockey’s room can complete a memorabl(...)

My Titania’s trainer John Oxx: “We will have to see if she can recover in time to race again this season or how soon she can race again.”

John Oxx pitches both Alafzara (7.10pm) and Rightway (8.15pm) into action at Galway this evening but the Curragh trainer could have to do without his(...)

When it comes to the virtue of silence, Tony McCoy likes to quotes his boss JP McManus – “Imagine all the fish in the world that’d be alive if they’d (...)

 Tony McCoy: “The record was just a very personal thing between me and Mr Pipe. He set the standard and revolutionised training. He is someone I held in high esteem and we had great times together in my time as his stable jockey.”

Tony McCoy was looking forward to a “satisfying call” to Martin Pipe on Saturday night after setting a new personal best aboard It’s A Gimme at Market(...)

Tony McCoy riding On The Record  clears the last to win The 32Red On The App Store Handicap Hurdle Race, drawing level with trainer Martin Pipe on  4,191 winners. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tony McCoy equalled Martin Pipe’s career tally of 4,191 winners with a typically powerful ride to get On The Record home first at Uttoxeter.The evens(...)