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AP McCoy unveils a statue of himself during Champion Day at Cheltenham. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Perhaps the biggest relief was that it bore a close resemblance and as AP McCoy quickly deadpanned: “Some of my friends would say it has a better per(...)

Istabraq and Charlie Swan are led back after winning their third  Champion Hurdle in a row in 2000. Photograph: Healy Racing

At the festival, every race is its own whirlwind. A twister onto itself, whipping through Cheltenham in half an hour, just in time for the next one t(...)

 Sculptor Paul Ferriter (in blue) directs Ciaran Patterson  and Sandor Prsa putting the finishing touches to a bronze statue of AP McCoy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As the greatest jump jockey of all time, AP McCoy seemed to expand the bounds of human endurance. He has broken legs, arms, collarbones, ribs, cheek(...)

Sprinter Sacre is paraded at Cheltenham, scene of some of his most memorable victories, after his retirement was announced on Sunday.  Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

Sprinter Sacre was paraded in front of an adoring crowd at Cheltenham on Sunday – just two hours after his trainer Nicky Henderson announced the retir(...)

Paul O’Connell went viral as a result of his answer on A Question of Sport and is now known in parts of the world that might still not be aware that a game called rugby even exists

It’s inevitable that it’ll happen one day. Someone will spot Paul O’Connell and approach him. They won’t say: “Aren’t you the fella who won 108 caps(...)

Jockeys form a guard of honor during the funeral of jockey JT McNamara. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

National hunt jockeys formed a guard of honour for John Thomas McNamara at his funeral Friday as mourners remembered a “prince” of the sport. The for(...)

JT McNamara had victories at the Cheltenham Festival and was paralysed from the neck down after a fall at Prestbury Park in 2013.

Tributes have been paid to renowned amateur jockey John Thomas McNamara who has died aged 41. The top rider, known as JT and from Croom, Co Limerick(...)

Jason Maguire, who won the 2011 Grand National on Ballabriggs, has retired. Photograph: Getty

Grand National-winning jockey Jason Maguire has announced his retirement from the saddle. The news does not come as a surprise as he has not ridden c(...)

Actor James Nesbitt watches the super-bantamweight title unification bout between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg   at Manchester Arena. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

If the buzz words in the run-up to the England-Ireland rugby match were all about the “white noise” sprouted by Eddie Jones, we can only leave it to t(...)

Retired champion jockey Tony McCoy: In a career of more than two decades, he rode over 4,300 winners. Photograph: PA

Recently retired 20-time champion jockey AP McCoy from Moneyglass, Co Antrim, has received a knighthood in the British new year’s honours list for ser(...)

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