Tony Mccoy

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Rachael Blackmore celebrates her Grand National win on Minella Times. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

The most successful season in the history of Irish jumps racing finishes at Punchestown this week. It’s been a unique campaign, not least in the conte(...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates winning the Grand National on Minella Times. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/PA

Within minutes of Rachael Blackmore passing the Randox Grand National winning post first on Minella Times, Ringo Starr had tweeted “Well Done Rachel.”(...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates (just) one of her victories –  with Quilixios at Cheltenham. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Abraham

What with her fondness for winning horse races, it’s probable that Rachael Blackmore was a bit disappointed to be beaten into second in Friday’s Gold (...)

Rachael Blackmore collects the festival leading jockey trophy (the Ruby Walsh Trophy) during day four of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

A stunning week for Rachael Blackmore at the Cheltenham Festival was completed on Friday as she became the first woman to secure the coveted top jocke(...)

  Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard clear the last to win the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in March  2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Rachael Blackmore bids to become the first jockey in 24 years to complete the Champion Hurdle-Gold Cup double at Cheltenham on Friday. Tony McCoy ma(...)

Armagh v Roscommon in the National League in October: Armagh had "home advantage", courtesy of self-portraits from over 3,000 primary school children across the county in the stands. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Crowds There weren’t any. And it took our pundits some time to adjust to the new normal. Eg Before Armagh played Roscommon at the Athletic Grounds: C(...)

 Darragh O’Keeffe riding Chatham Street Lad clear the last to win The Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Chatham Street Lad ran out an impressive winner of the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham, giving jockey Darragh O’Keeffe the biggest success of hi(...)

Pat Smullen hugs Tony  McCoy  in the parade ring after Quizzical won the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland during   Irish Champions Weekend at the  Curragh in 2019. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tony McCoy struggled to overcome his emotions when paying tribute to Pat Smullen, who died at the age of 43 on Tuesday. Smullen was diagnosed with p(...)

Potters Corner (non-virtual version) en-route to victory in the 2019 Welsh Grand National. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

These are confusing times for all of us, but spare a thought for Potters Corner. You couldn’t but think of him back home in Wales on Saturday, perhaps(...)

The Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland is at the Curragh on September 15th. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Smullen has ruled out riding in his charity race at next month’s Longines Irish Champions Weekend after a setback in his health. The multiple Gro(...)

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