Enda Bolger sends On The Fringe on the long journey north to Down Royal in an attempt to follow up a 2013 St Stephen’s Day victory there

Bruree-based trainer Enda Bolger has Gilgamboa close to home on Friday but is also sending his top hunter On The Fringe on the long journey north to D(...)

 Record crowds are expected at Leopardstown for the four-day Christmas Festival. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

More than 32,000 people are expected to attend Irish racing’s busiest day of the year on St Stephen’s Day, which will nevertheless represent a (...)

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(...)

Ruby Walsh guides Vautour to victory in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. But Walsh will not be aboard at Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day as he will be at Kempton. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Rarely has a horse brought as stratospheric a reputation to Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day as Vautour will for Friday’s Grade One feature where the (...)

Olympic silver medalist Kenny Egan: now an elected city councillor for Fine Gael.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An acquaintance burrowed into the GAA deeper than an All-Ireland winning tick assures me a prominent player will soon be revealed as a Dail election c(...)

 High Chaparral ridden by Mick Kinnane at the Curragh Races in 2003. Photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

  The dual-Derby and Breeders Cup winner High Chaparral has had to be put down at the age of 15. Coolmore Stud’s highly successful stallion was eut(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan: ‘We very much welcome the allocation of funds for laboratory improvements. This matter has been of concern to us for some time.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The Turf Club has welcomed the decision of the Horse Racing Ireland board to make funding available for the purchase of laboratory equipment to enhan(...)

McLoughlin had been pondering a tilt at the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow

Co Meath-based trainer Dermot McLoughlin has elected to stay local with his star stayer Vics Canvass who will take his chance in this Saturday’s €190,(...)

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 (...)

Willie Mullins: will be hoping triple-bumper winner Lyrical Theatre can claim the mares’ maiden hurdle at Thurles. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Top cross-channel trainer Alan King believes two miles around Leopardstown’s left-handed track will be an ideal Christmas Grade One proposition for h(...)