Riven Light ridden by jockey Declan McDonogh  wins the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap during day two of the Galway Summer Festival at Galway Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Galway is famous for its betting so there was widespread delight the 7-2 favourite Riven Light kept Tuesday’s big money pot in a stewards’ inquiry. B(...)

Jockey Frederik Tylicki: paralysed in the lower half of his body following his recent fall at Kempton. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Robbie McNamara had some words of encouragement for Freddy Tylicki as the jockey comes to terms with being paralysed in the lower half of his body. T(...)

Donnacha O’Brien guided Baraweez, left, to a second successive win in the Ahonoora Handicap at Ballybrit last year. This time the jockey will partner  Stipulate.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Brian Ellison has already had a winner over hurdles at Galway this week so his topweight for today’s handicap feature, Totalize, merits respect. Howev(...)

Finian Maguire on board the Dermot Weld-trained Time To Inspire goes clear to win an amateur race by ten lengths at Ballybrit last year. Photograph: James Crombie

Robbie McNamara knows sentiment counts for little up the famous Galway hill but that won’t stop Chadic being an overwhelming sentimental favourite for(...)

Pat Smullen: “The atmosphere at Cheltenham is unbelievable, very special, and  is something the flat lacks a bit. ” Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ireland’s champion flat jockey Pat Smullen is set to again try and secure Cheltenham glory next week when he teams up with Dermot Weld’s First Figaro(...)

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh has called for the Irish jockeys charities to merge. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Champion jockey Ruby Walsh has called for an amalgamation of the existing jockey charities on the back of a widely lauded €50,000 donation by Moygla(...)

Andrew McNamara with Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Newmill at Cheltenham in 2006. Photograph: Tim Graham/Getty Images

Jockey Andrew McNamara has announced he is to retire from the saddle at the age of 32. A 15-times Grade One-winning rider, the Co Limerick pilot famou(...)

Jockey Robbie McNamara on RTE Television with Robert Hall and Ted Walsh during day four of the Galway Festival at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit. Photograph: PA Wire

Robbie McNamara remains keen to start up a training career from the middle of next year as he continues to recover from serious injuries suffered in a(...)

Annie Power cruised to victory in the Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Annie Power returned to her majestic best when easing to victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.In command when (...)

Chopin trainer Ger Lyons, who is based in Co Meath. Photograph: Inpho

The influence of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani within Irish racing can be further advertised by German import Chopin in Leopardstown’s Heritage Stakes. Qat(...)

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