Ruby Walsh and On His Own. They will line up in the €850,000 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris  on Sunday. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Cheltenham Gold Cup remains famously elusive for Willie Mullins, but Ireland’s champion trainer will hope the French version is more rewarding wh(...)

Zawraq and Pat Smullen. Dermot Weld had dangled the idea of next weekend’s Irish Guineas as a possible target for Sheikh Hamdan’s colt, but the owner’s spokesman has indicated Zawraq will go straight for the Derby

Dermot Weld’s exciting colt Zawraq may have run only twice but he looks like being a major Derby player at Epsom in three weeks.Meanwhile his stable (...)

Jockey Adrian Heskin onboard Foxrock: Heskin had already served a one-day ban imposed on the day of the controversial race at  Punchestown in December. Photograph: Inpho

Over five months after riding Foxrock at Punchestown, jockey Adrian Heskin has wound up with a six day ban under the Turf Club’s ‘non-trier’ rules.A s(...)

Blinkers can helpZannda lay down a marker for Epsom at York today. Photograph: inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Together Forever attempts to barge her away to the forefront of the Coolmore-dominated Oaks betting in York’s Musidora Stakes today bu(...)

HRI CEO Brian Kavanagh has announced funding for four race courses under the new €100 million capital development scheme. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland is putting a grant of €2 million into a near €5 million redevelopment at Leopardstown racecourse and the sport’s ruling body has (...)

On His Own was bettered by Lord Windermere in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Fresh from breaking records at both Cheltenham and Punchestown, Willie Mullins is considering turning his attention towards Paris this weekend where (...)

 Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev inspects the stadium during the opening of the Baku Olympic Stadium in Baku. The first European Games will be held in Baku Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

What do you know about Azerbaijan? Be honest. Could you pick it out on a map without squinting? Since vast amounts of the world manage to get along wi(...)

Success Days, ridden by Shane Foley, passes the finishing post to win the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Thursday’s Dante at York looks like being something of a last-chance saloon for a horse to stamp some authority on the Epsom Derby betting which curr(...)

JP McManus’s If Not For You tackles his longest racecourse test yet at a track over which he won a bumper. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Killarney’s €40,000 feature provides If Not For You with a new stamina test that could give the JP McManus-owned horse a decisive edge. If Not (...)

Trainer Ted Walsh appeared before a referrals committee hearing last month in relation to how Foxrock appeared to be wearing both front shoes immediately after a Punchestown race yet at a stewards enquiry that day it was reported those shoes had been lost during the race. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Turf Club’s chief executive believes the credibility of racing’s regulatory body hasn’t been affected by the outcome of the ‘Foxrock’ controversy(...)