Paul Hanagan rides  Taghrooda to take the the Investec Oaks at Epsom in June, Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Taghrooda is unlikely to wind up quite as overwhelming a favourite for the Darley Irish Oaks as Australia was for last month’s Irish Derby but John G(...)

Vintage Crop wins the 1993 Melbourne cup.

The death of the historic 1993 Melbourne Cup winner Vintage Crop is headline news in Australia with the star Irish stayer headlined in one media outl(...)

Dermot Weld: Saddles Sparkle Factor in the Cairn Rouge Stakes. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Original expectations for Palace probably didn’t include the Listed feature on the opening session of Killarney’s July festival but Aidan O’Brien’s f(...)

John Oxx: “She hit the gates very fast in Ascot, she jumped out like a sprinter and there was no pace.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

John Oxx is ready to step his star filly My Titania up in trip for her second start of the season at the Curragh this Sunday.Oxx is targeting the Grou(...)

Diamond Jubilee winner Slade Power is an 11-4 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s not unknown for a Group 1 sprint to end in a dead-heat and that would be the ideal July Cup result this Saturday for the Eddie Lynam team whose s(...)

Trainer John Gosden says the Irish Classic is a logical next step for Taghrooda. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia pulled off the Epsom-Curragh Derby double and it looks like Taghrooda is on course to attempt a similar Classic feat in Saturday week’s Darl(...)

The Dubs take over Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championships semi-final replay in 1983. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Páirc Uí Chaoimh as we know it will host its last provincial final this coming Sunday, a landmark moment before a €70 million redevelopment. It’s more(...)

At the Fox Covert Stables, on the Curragh, Co Kildare, trainer Johnny Murtagh reveals his fancy for the forthcoming July Cup to be Slade Power. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Murtagh rode more than 100 Group One winners during a legendary riding career and could attempt to record an official first top-flight success(...)

Tomorrow’s home action is National Hunt at Bellewstown and Limerick and in the long-term there was good jumping news for Naas yesterday with confir(...)

Verrazano and War Command (pictured) will fly the Ballydoyle flag in this afternoon’s Eclipse at Sandown. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien’s trans-Atlantic reach this weekend could see him double his Group One tally for the season with top-flight hopes from New York to Sa(...)