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Aidan Coleman celebrates as he rides Paisley Park to victory in the  Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenaham last year.  Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

The good news for those who love the story surrounding Paisley Park – or appreciate him as the festival’s ultimate ‘banker’ – is that the man who know(...)

Tributes have been flooding in for jockey Tony McCoy ahead of his final race including from former mentor Jim Bolger. Photo: David Davies/PA

Jim Bolger, the man credited with instilling the winning mentality into Tony McCoy as a teenager, insists the retiring champion always had the desire (...)

John Kiely: ‘It was a great finish and it was special to have AP – he gave him a peach of a ride. He’s a hell of a fellah – we’d have him again!’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tony McCoy’s attempts to deflect attention to John Kiely after Carlingford Lough’s memorable Hennessy Gold Cup success were always doomed to failure (...)

Jockey Tony McCoy enters the parade ring aboard Carlingford Lough after winning the Hennessy Gold Cup  at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A little over 24 hours after Tony McCoy stunned the racing world in announcing he would retire at the end of the season, the irrepressible Ulsterman r(...)