AP McCoy on the way to victory with Uxizandre in the  The Ryanair Steeplechase at Cheltenham. Photo: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

Tony McCoy is as far removed from Gavin Sheehan in profile and experience as his Co Antrim birthplace is from Sheehan’s west Cork roots yet both decid(...)

Don Cossack profits from Champagne Fever’s mistake in Thurles in one of four wins from four starts this season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is a glaring lack of an Irish-trained winner on the Ryanair Chase roll-of-honour and no one is more motivated to fill that gap than the big-rac(...)

Richie McLernon guides Johns Spirit over the last to win The Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham last November. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Tony McCoy should have taken a break from race-riding even before his announcement last week that he would rest for a fortnight, according to the tra(...)

 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(...)

 Ruby Walsh and  Quevega after their historic victory in the mares hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If ever a Grade Two prize has come close to compensating for Grade One defeat, then Quevega’s(...)

Richie McLernon after his victory on Johns Spirit in the Paddy Power Gold Cup  at Cheltenham.

Jonjo O’Neill has been helping Tony McCoy to hog the headlines over the last couple of weeks but it was time for his backstage man Richie McLernon to (...)

Johns Spirit ridden by jockey Richie McLernon jump the last to  win the Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase  at Cheltenham. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Johns Spirit provided Irish jockey Richie McLernon with the biggest success of his career by gamely clinging on to win the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Che(...)