Jockey Chris Timmons has received a four-year ban for a positive cocaine test at Ballinrobe in May. Photograph:   Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Chris Timmons has been given a four-year ban for a positive cocaine test but could be allowed return to race-riding as soon as next June . Ti(...)

Ger Fox  celebrates winning the Irish Grand National on Rouge Angel in 2016. Photograph: DonallFarmer/Inpho

The Irish Grand National-winning jockey Ger Fox is free to resume race-riding next week after serving five-and-a-half months of his ban for a positive(...)

 Adrian McGoldrick walking back with with jockey Brian O’Connell after a fall

The first fall of Cheltenham 2018, when it comes (not if), will be steep and fast and final. If history is a judge, it probably won’t be in the Suprem(...)

Barry Geraghty suffered a heavy fall at Killarney on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Barry Geraghty is likely to be out of action for a week following a bad fall at Killarney on Saturday. The jump jockey took a tumble when his mount C(...)

Paul Gilligan: was at Roscommon races to see his son Liam ride. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Cheltenham festival-winning trainer Paul Gilligan was granted permission by the Turf Club on “compassionate grounds” to attend Roscommon races las(...)

Shane Prendergast  suffered injuries to his head and back at a point to point in Co Limerick on Monday after falling off his horse. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The Turf Club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick is “cautiously optimistic” jockey Shane Prendergast will make a full recovery after suffering injur(...)

Kieren Fallon: “It was a great weekend, the Arc. A great Sunday, and on Monday morning we’re walking into the Old Bailey looking at six to 10 years.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kieren Fallon, whose brilliant and colourful career has been a thread in Flat racing’s narrative for a quarter of a century, is preparing to give a f(...)

Barry Geraghty kneels on the ground after his fall from  Charli Parcs  at  Kempton Park on Saturday. The Irish jockey has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

News that Barry Geraghty will miss this year’s Cheltenham Festival leaves the JP McManus team with a logistical headache in terms of who will replace (...)

Richie Sadlier celebrates scoring for Millwall in 2001, two years before injury forced him into retirement. Photograph: Tom Hevesi/ PA Wire

The Footballer “You’re a footballer who can’t play football. You’re of no value. And it’s not long before you start to see yourself as that.” – Ric(...)

Bryan Cooper and Ball D’Arc en route to victory at Naas in February. Photograph: Inpho

Bryan Cooper looks set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering a suspected broken arm in a fall at Fairyhouse. Cooper was riding the Gordo(...)

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