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(...)

Jennifer Wrynne from Mohill, Co Leitrim at the festival. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The sun shone out of a cloudless sky bathing the Cotswold Hills overlooking Prestbury Park in Cheltenham with the brilliant light of early spring. It (...)

 Enterprise Ireland named Jobbio as one of their high-potential start-ups and provided part of the €1m funding. Photograph: Frank Miller

Online jobs marketplace Jobbio is planning to ramp up its international expansion in the wake of a €1 million funding round. The company, established(...)

Arctic Skipper, ridden by Andrew Lynch, leads the field home to win the he Paddy Power Shops 10.30am Sunday Service Maiden Hurdle at Naas. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A Naas fixture billed as ‘Cheltenham Trial Day’ was lit up by sparkling Grade Two success for Mallowney, a horse not even entered for the festival in(...)

Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen (above with Ruby Walsh onboard) is one of Mullins’s headline festival acts.

Just three weeks away from the start of Cheltenham, Willie Mullins believes he is set to bring his most powerful ever team to National Hunt racing’s g(...)