Steve Cauthen

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James McDonald riding Dutch Connection celebrates winning The Qatar Lennox Stakes at Goodwood. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Some jockeys ride around this course for years yet still never quite seem to get the hang of it. James McDonald is not one of them. “For the past coup(...)

Jack Kennedy with Clarecam at Gigginstown Stud. “I can safely say I’ve never seen anyone so complete at 17. He’s a fantastic natural talent,” says Conor O’Dwyer. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At 17 Ruby Walsh was studying for his Leaving Cert. Tony McCoy was only six weeks shy of 18 before he rode his first winner. Putting Jack Kennedy in c(...)

Grundy ridden by Pat Eddery comes home to win the George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on July 26th, 1975, ahead of Bustino ridden by Joe Mercer (left) and Dahlia ridden by Lester Piggott (second right). Photograph: PA

Pat Eddery was one of the world’s great riders and perhaps Ireland’s finest flat-race jockey of all. He was unquestionably the most successful. Only (...)

 American Pharoah and  Victor Espinoza  cross the  line to win the 147th  of  Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York and secure the first  Triple Crown in 37 years. Photo: Jason Szenes/EPA

American Pharoah made history in New York with a brilliant victory in the Belmont Stakes seeing him become the first horse since Affirmed and Steve Ca(...)

St Nicholas Abbey in a driving finish, ridden by Joseph O’Brien, surges to the finish line to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf during the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, Kentucky, in 2011. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

It is less than three years since Joseph O’Brien burst on to racing’s international stage with St Nicholas Abbey’s Breeders’ Cup success, the sound(...)