Hurricane Fly, one of the greatest hurdlers in the history of jumps racing, has been retired. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The legendary dual-Champion Hurdle winner and world-record Grade 1 scorer Hurricane Fly has been retired. Time was called on the long career of one of(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien has already won the Galileo Futurity Stakes at Curragh nine times. Photograph: PA.

The Curragh’s Galileo Futurity Stakes boasts a roll-of-honour to compare with most races, boasting some of the best through the hands of Jim Bolger a(...)

Seamie Heffernan guides  Fields of Athenry to victory in  the Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown. Donnacha O’Brien will be on board today at York.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Victory for Fields Of Athenry in York’s Ebor will take Aidan O’Brien past €3 million in prizemoney in Britain this season and confirm the colt as a pr(...)

Frankie Dettori celebrates his victory on Max Dynamite in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. Photograph:  John Giles/PA

Max Dynamite left his rivals standing as he stormed to an impressive victory in the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup at York. The dual-purpose perform(...)

Caoimhe Fitzgerald (6), from Gowran Co Kilkenny, with horse Monbeg Malvo during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Irish quartet of Lucy Kelly, Anna Kelly, Lydia Dawson and Gillian Bond won the inaugural Horse Sport Ireland Connemara performance hunter team (...)

Ruby Walsh clears the last on  Bashboy  before winning  the Australia  Grand National   at Ballarat racecourse. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Ruby Walsh helped to create a piece of Australian racing history as he steered Bashboy to an unprecedented third success in the Grand National Steeple(...)

Ruby Walsh will ride Bashboy in Sunday’s Australian Grans National. Photograph: PA

Plenty of cut in the ground is expected to play into the hands of Bashboy as the much-talked-about Australian 12-year-old bids to give Ruby Walsh a Gr(...)

Valyssa Monterg, ridden by Ruby Walsh,  on the way to winning   the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle  at Galway. Photograph:  PA Wire

Valyssa Monterg and Argentino came off the reserves’ bench to give Willie Mullins a one-two in the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle at Galway on Saturday. Ar(...)

Dermot Weld has had 28 uninterrupted years as leading trainer at the Galway Festival. Photograph: PA.

The finish of the 2015 Galway festival is set to contain a novel twist this weekend with Dermot Weld actually having competition on his hands for the(...)

Rouge Angel ridden by David Mullins (left) jumps the last to win the Galway Blazers Handicap Chase. Photograph: PA Wire

And on the fifth day . . . it was the turn of the TGIF crowd. The Friday evening session at Ballybrit is traditionally the preferred option for(...)