Pat Smullen is heading to Windsor to partner topweight Fascinating Rock in the Winter Hill Stakes. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen takes a day off from the defence of his Irish jockey’s title to partner Fascinating Rock in Windsor’s Group 3 Saturday evening feature,(...)

The Taste of Greystones Regatta is now in its third year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

There’s little evidence of recession at Ireland’s newest keelboat sailing centre where this weekend’s Taste Of Greystones Sailing Regatta has attract(...)

Film, to be broadcast on September 1st, is narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons. Photograph: Eric Luke

The impact of mathematician George Boole’s work on technology today is explored in a new film commissioned by University College Cork to be screened (...)

Clearing a fence at last year’s Galway Races. The world famous festival begins on Monday. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Galway racetrack officials say they have received assurances there will be no interference to the running of meetings during construction on a €500 m(...)

Free Eagle ridden by jockey Pat Smullen (left) wins the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (British Champions Series) ahead of The Grey Gatsby ridden by jockey Jamie Spencer on day two of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. Photo: David Davies/PA

Dermot Weld has had winners in big races all over the world, from America to Australia and from Cheltenham to Galway, but few have given him greater p(...)

File photograph: A motor racing driver was killed on Saturday when his car went out of control during an event in Co Clare.

A motor racing driver was killed on Saturday when his car went out of control during an event in Co Clare.Simon McKinley (34), from Naul on the Meath/(...)

Annalise Murphy: her exploits in London 2012 are being credited for the rise in the number of female competitors.  Photogarph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With barely a week to go before the start of the Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the south coast is already buzzing with f(...)

Paul Carberry winning at Naas on Wounded Warrior. Noel Meade’s six-year-old could make his first appearance over fences in a handicap at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wounded Warrior has been left with top-weight after 45 horses were left in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday followi(...)

The Longines Global Champions Tour at Horse Guards Parade Ground, London, last year: the Swiss watchmaker has a strong relationship with equine sports.  Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Swiss watchmaker Longines will be title sponsor of the showpiece Irish Champions Weekend racing festival at Leopardstown and the Curragh next Septembe(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins leads his famous team from the gallops at  Closutton, Carlow, Ireland. Photo:  Niall Carson/PA

When the text arrived from Angie, Vinny Fitzpatrick’s the first instinct was to ignore it.It could only be more grim tidings, he reckoned, as his est(...)