Robbie McNamara celebrates victory on  Silver Concorde at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As the world prepared to tune into Saturday’s Grand National, Robbie McNamara trusted his battered body to surgeons at Dublin’s Mater Hospital. The ex(...)

Robbie McNamara is recuperating after spinal surgery following a fall at Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

Jockey Robbie McNamara is said to be in “very good spirits” and is facing a period of recuperation after undergoing spinal surgery at Dublin’s Mater H(...)

Robbie McNamara sustained injuries to his back at Wexford on Friday.

Robbie McNamara will miss out on riding the topweight Lord Windermere in the Aintree Grand National after sustaining injuries to his back at Wexford o(...)

Robbie McNamara with trainer David Weld. The jockey was injured in a fall at Wexford on Friday when his mount Buseldon fell at the fourth last flight in a handicap hurdle. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jockey  Robbie McNamara will miss out on riding the topweight Lord Windermere in the Aintree Grand National after sustaining injuries to his back at (...)

Bookmakers have Jim Culloty’s Spring Heeled as a  general 20-1 shot for Saturday’s big race in Aintree. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Up to eight hopefuls look set to try to become the 17th Irish-trained winner of the Crabbies Aintree Grand National since 1900 this Saturday but Jim (...)

Paul Carberry winning at Naas on Wounded Warrior. Noel Meade’s six-year-old could make his first appearance over fences in a handicap at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wounded Warrior has been left with top-weight after 45 horses were left in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday followi(...)

Gilgamboa will be the principal focus of the McManus team’s attention at Limerick on Friday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Gilgamboa skips a clash with Vautour at Leopardstown in favour of an appearance closer to home in Limerick’s €39,000 Grade Two St Stephen’s Day fea(...)

Silver Concorde, ridden by Robbie McNamara, winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper during Ladies Day at Cheltenham this year. Photograph: David David Davies/PA Wire

The Cheltenham Bumper hero Silver Concorde is on course to make his eagerly anticipated jumping debut at Leopardstown this week and will lead a small (...)

Dermot Weld-trained Silver Concorde, ridden by Robbie McNamara, wins the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham festival in March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It doesn’t include the former bumper winner Forgotten Rules but Dermot Weld is readying a small-but-select team of jumpers for a winter campaign that (...)

Baraweez and Colm O’Donoghue go on to win the  Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahanoora” Handicap on the final day  of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph:  PA

Brian Ellison vowed to return to Galway after Baraweez and Pacific Heights gave him a one-three in the €100,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahonoora” H(...)

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