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(...)

God’s Own comes with a late run in the hands of Barry Geraghty to spring a huge surprise in the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown yesterday

Normally circumspect when it comes to hyping his horses, Willie Mullins appears to have abandoned the habits of a lifetime when it comes to Vautour wh(...)

Considering there was so much agonising through the winter about the impact of small fields there is a certain aptness about the Punchestown Festival (...)

Ruby Walsh on Quevega (right) crosses the line to win The Olbg Mares’ Hurdle Race during The Festival Champion Day at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Quevega, Irish racing’s most celebrated mare, aims for a unique five-in-a-row in today’s Punchestown Grade 1 highlight and does so with even more than(...)

Be Positive (Nina Carberry) lands the opening race at the Punchestown Festival yesterday – the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase. It was the fourth win in the last five renewals for trainer Enda Bolger.

It’s less than six months since Argocat sustained significant injuries in a fall but today’s €200,000 Punchestown(...)

Somersby (right) clears the last to win the Haldon Gold Cup Chase from Module. The pair renew rivalry in this evening’s Boylesport.com Champion Chase on the opening day of Punchestown.

Barry Geraghty is renowned for being a confident jockey anyway but the in-form pilot must send confidence fizzing down the reins to every horse(...)

Paul Webber’s Cantlow heads a maximum field of 30 for Monday’s Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. The British horse is one of six runne(...)

Jacqueline O’Brien with  Vincent O’Brien and the then president Mrs Mary Robinson. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some things really get on my goat, one of them being arguments about the Goat, or greatest of all time. These disputes invariably descen(...)

Pineau De Re (right) ridden by Leighton Aspell wins the Grand National. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

If Barry Connell has a cat, it might be advised to keep a low profile for a bit. The Dublin businessman has endured a torrid c(...)