Steven Clements aboard Quick Jack on his way to winning the Connacht Hotel Handicap at this year’s Galway Festival in Ballybrit. Photograph: Inpho.

Tomorrow’s €200,000 Ladbrokes Munster National card at Limerick – featuring the return to action of leading jockey Bryan Cooper – is another sign of t(...)

Aidan O’Brien: savvy handler sends out Order of St George in Group Three opener at Newmarket. Photograph: Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s grip on the top of the betting for next year’s Derby could tighten after Order Of St George runs in today’s Group Three opener at Newm(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: saddles a trio of regally bred runners at Navan today where his number one is Giovanni Canaletto.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There may be more than five months to Cheltenham but Silver Concorde can take the first steps back to festival success when he lines up at Navan today(...)

Ger Lyons: fourth in the trainer’s table in Ireland with 45 winners worth just shy of €1 million. Photograph: Inpho

Next week’s Middle Park Stakes can’t come quick enough for Ger Lyons as the Co Meath trainer reckons Capella Sansevero can put a Group One cherry on t(...)

Ruby Walsh: returning from injury after four months on the sidelines. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ruby Walsh eases further into his comeback from four months on the injured list with another single ride at Tipperary today and Morning Run should mai(...)

Dermot Weld: has been obliged to retire 2010 Ascot Gold Cup hero Rite of Passage. Photograph: David Sleator

Dermot Weld’s star three-year-olds Free Eagle and Mustajeeb could attempt to secure Group One success at Ascot’s Champions Day extravaganza on Saturda(...)

Although no steroids were found during the inspections, concern about possible substance abuse in the sport persists. Photograph: Getty Images

The Turf Club has said it has conducted stable inspections on all trainers featuring in a mailing list supplied to Irish authorities by an Australian(...)

Lincoln Red Imps FC and College Europa FC’s players take part in the Gibraltar Cup final football match at the Victoria Stadium in Gibraltar on May 10th, 2014.  Photograph:  Marcos Moreno/AFP/Getty Images

I once went to Gibraltar and almost missed it. The Spanish make their feelings known about Britain’s tiny imperial coccyx by not mentioning it on road(...)

Thierry Jarnet rides Treve (left) to victory in the Prix de I’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp yesterday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Treve’s temporary form fluctuation is forgotten forever as the champion filly’s class ensured her a permanent place in racing history after back-to-ba(...)

 Yuichi Fukunaga celebrates riding Just A Way to victory in the Dubai Duty Free during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse in March. If he stays he could win Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s not difficult to argue the single most impressive performance of 2014 so far has been Taghrooda’s King George last July. And since Tapestry sub(...)