Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive Brian Kavanagh: serves as one of the vice-chairmen of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Photograph: Inpho

Hopes for greater global harmonisation of racing’s interference rules are unlikely to be realised anytime soon according to Horse Racing Ireland’s c(...)

Peter O’Sullevan: a man who understood the pull racing can generate, from the meanest backstreet betting shop to the most gilded of chateau. Photograph: Tony Harris/PA Wire

Sir Peter O’Sullevan’s first words were to the point – “Yes, Brian, I can see where you’re coming from on this, but, frankly, what you’re saying is co(...)

Good ground could send the David Wachman trained Most Beautiful to the Curragh for a tilt at the Phoenix Stakes next Sunday. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Most Beautiful could attempt to continue David Wachman’s run of Group 1 success in this Sunday’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh, Europe’s (...)

Séamus Heffernan on Diamondsandrubies (white hat) pips Ryan Moore and Legatissimo in the Sea the Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Wayne Lordan enjoyed a productive Galway week, highlighted by Hint Of A Tint’s Topaz Mile victory, and will hope renewing acquaintances with Legatissi(...)

Dermot Weld has had 28 uninterrupted years as leading trainer at the Galway Festival. Photograph: PA.

The finish of the 2015 Galway festival is set to contain a novel twist this weekend with Dermot Weld actually having competition on his hands for the(...)

Trainer Tony Martin sends out two runners to defend Newtown Anner Stud’s defence of the Guinness Handicap at the Galway Festival. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Artful Artist scooped last year’s Guinness Handicap and his owners, Newtown Anner Stud Farm, appear determined to hold on to the €100,000 fifth day (...)

Denis O’Regan celebrates on board Quick Jack after winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap at Ballybrit. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

What had been a mostly forgettable festival week for Tony Martin burst to life in the richest possible fashion as Quick Jack provided the Co Meath (...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott: will be hoping The Game Changer can secure €300,000 first prize for the Galway Hurdle.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The financial aspect of Ireland’s richest ever National Hunt race is reason enough to target the Guinness Galway Hurdle but Gordon Elliott probably(...)

David Wachman: runs Queen Nefertiti in the Listed Corrib Stakes at Galway. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The David Wachman-Wayne Lordan team picked up Tuesday’s big handicap with Hint Of A Tint and can now secure Galway’s black-type prize through Queen N(...)

Shanahan’s Turn and Jonathan Burke (third from right) on their way to winning the Galway Plate. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Burke cemented his Ballybrit love affair in style when Shanahan’s Turn emerged best in an incident-packed Tote Galway Plate for the 19-year-(...)