Ruby Walsh riding Vautour clear the second last to win The JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Fairyhouse’s Easter Sunday highlight may be known as the Ryanair Gold Cup for the first time but officials are keeping their fingers crossed the race(...)

Ryan Moore: could be set to assume a prominent role for Ballydoyle in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Ryan Moore makes a quick return to Ireland to ride Aidan O’Brien’s classic entry War Envoy at Dundalk on Wednesday evening and one bookmaking firm isn(...)

Barry Geraghty won last year’s Boylesports Irish Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

 Far from the dash and colour of the race itself the complexion of Easter Monday’s Boylesports Irish Grand National will also be shaped by Tote comput(...)

 Tony McCoy has hinted he could retire immediately if he wins the Aintree Grand National. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tony McCoy memorably tasted Irish Grand National success on Butler’s Cabin in 2007 and Fairyhouse’s authorities are keeping their fingers crossed in (...)

Justin Gatlin of USA celebrates after he won gold in the men’s 100 Metres final on August 7th, 2005 in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images.

We are assured sponsorship in sport has gone far beyond sticking telly ads on at half-time. But amidst all the digital whizz-bangs one thing remain(...)

Bill Farrell’s Ramone ridden by Shane Foley (second right) on the way to winning the  Park Express Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Bill Farrell isn’t going to retire after claiming a first Group success but a few punters might be considering it on the back of Ramone’s shock 100/1(...)

Aidan O’Brien receiving the champion trainer award for 2014. “The reality is that Joseph found making 9st last year very difficult and he’s heavier this year,” said O’Brien.

Aidan O’Brien has underlined the scale of the task his son Joseph has in attempting to ride the 2,000 Guineas favourite Gleneagles at Newmarket in ju(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld: “He rode Hisaabaat for me at Cheltenham and I was very impressed with everything about him. . . . He’s a young guy with a big future.” Photo: Frank Miller.

Luke Dempsey is riding the crest of a wave and the in-demand 18-year-old jockey has rides at all three Irish weekend meetings including the topweight(...)

America’s Horse of the Year California Chrome during preparations for the Dubai World Cup 2015 at Meyday on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Ryan Moore’s globally acclaimed status means his presence at Dubai World Cup in Meydan is – as with his planned overnight trip for the opening day of(...)

Flemenstar winning the Fortria Chase in 2013. He will make his first appearance since then in Saturday’s Webster Cup at Navan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ruby Walsh is reckoned a long odds-on favourite to secure a tenth jockeys title when the season winds up at Punchestown in early May.A tenth champion(...)