Eddie Lynam, trainer of Anthem Alexander: “If the ground at the Curragh is good or quicker we will go there very hopeful. If it is the slow side of good we will go there with our fingers crossed.” Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Next Sunday’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh is Europe’s first Group One of the season for two year olds and the €200,000 feature could see e(...)

 Artful Artist and Seán Corby (right) land the Guinness Handicap last night. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Some Galway trends might fluctuate but Pacific Heights can successfully prove in this weekend’s festival highlight how a good draw steadfastly remain(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: should be on the mark in the last with Festive Cheer.

This evening’s €100,000 Guinness Race may be the big money pot but the most intriguing Galway contest is surely the six-runner finale where last year(...)

Hasanour  ridden by Shane Foley wins The Guinness Time Handicap on day four of the Galway Festival. Photograph:  should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thomas Edison delivered on his big-race potential with a superb Guinness Galway Hurdle success that finally vindicated the faith of his trainer Tony M(...)

Road to Riches ridden by Shane Shortall wins  Galway Plate on day three of the Galway Festival at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit. Photograph:PA 2:20

The ease of Road To Riches’s Tote Galway Plate success yesterday can be gauged by a brief moment of horror experienced by Noel Meade as he watched th(...)

Gordon Elliott: also runs Midnight Game in Europe’s most valuable handicap hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If Gordon Elliott wins today’s Guinness Galway Hurdle no one can say it will be out of turn and in Bayan the Co Meath trainer looks to have a horse wi(...)

Jockey Gary Halpin onboard Vastonea on his way to winning The Topaz Mile at the Galway Racing Festival in Ballybrit. Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Galway rewards “Horses for Courses” followers more than most and Vastonea further validated the theory yesterday when becoming just the second hors(...)

Tony McCoy has decided to enter dual-Cheltenham festival winner Alderwood in the Galway Plate. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Jonathan Burke was only 11 when his father Liam trained the 2007 Galway Plate winner and the rising-star of the jockey’s room can complete a memorabl(...)

My Titania’s trainer John Oxx: “We will have to see if she can recover in time to race again this season or how soon she can race again.”

John Oxx pitches both Alafzara (7.10pm) and Rightway (8.15pm) into action at Galway this evening but the Curragh trainer could have to do without his(...)

Amateur Steven Clements drives Quick Jack clear to land the featured Connacht Hotel (QR) Handicap on the opening day of the Galway Festival last night. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dermot Weld’s statistical record at Galway may be unsurpassable but Tony Martin’s rising status as a new festival “banker” option for punters got embe(...)