Bryan Cooper enjoyed a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure at Navan. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Gold Cup winning jockey Bryan Cooper enjoyed a morale-boosting success when guiding Latest Exhibition to win Navan’s Grade Two feature on Sunday. The(...)

 Brendan Powell on his horse Rhyme ‘n’ Reason is led to the winners enclosure after the 1988 Grand National. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

Brendan Powell, the rider of 1988 Grand National hero Rhyme ‘N’ Reason, has announced his retirement from the training ranks. The Irishman produced a(...)

Trainer Richard Woollacott has died aged 40. Photo: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Tributes were paid on Tuesday to Richard Woollacott, the West Country trainer who saddled Beer Goggles to win the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury last(...)

Paddy Hill (left) says “it’s a well-known fact that they had an informer in the IRA who told them shortly after the bombings that they got the wrong people. Photograph: Getty Images

Birmingham Six man Paddy Hill’s life has been an emotional roller-coaster, if nothing else. Now living a life of contentment in rural Scotland with (...)

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(...)

Patsy Byrne.

Tributes have been coming in from throughout the racing world after news of the death of Patsy Byrne. The Irishman was an admired figure around the gr(...)

Racehorses compete during the Supreme Novices Hurdle Race. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

[BYLINE1]BRIAN O’CONNOR[/BYLINE1][BYLINE2]in Cheltenham [/BYLINE2]Cheltenham 2013 opened grey and freezing and none of it mattered a dam(...)