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(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty on Shutthefrontdoor, the winner of this year’s Irish Grand National, which is sponsored by Boylesports. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Boylesports will sponsor RTÉ’s horse racing coverage in “a seven-figure investment” by the group. The bookmaker already sponsors major Irish racing ev(...)

 Oliver Brady celebrating his third place with Baron de Feypo in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

The death has taken place of racehorse trainer and businessman Oliver Brady. The county Monaghan handler, who was one of racing’s most flamboyant cha(...)

Trainer Philip Fenton  whose case will beheard in a Tipperary district  court next month: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The case of leading Irish racehorse trainer Philip Fenton, who is alleged to have had unlicensed animal medicines, is due to be heard in the district (...)

Tony McCoy has decided to enter dual-Cheltenham festival winner Alderwood in the Galway Plate. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Jonathan Burke was only 11 when his father Liam trained the 2007 Galway Plate winner and the rising-star of the jockey’s room can complete a memorabl(...)

Dermot Weld: Saddles Sparkle Factor in the Cairn Rouge Stakes. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Original expectations for Palace probably didn’t include the Listed feature on the opening session of Killarney’s July festival but Aidan O’Brien’s f(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper: “I’ve got to see my specialist in a few weeks and hopefully I will be passed fit to start riding out in early August. The aim is to be back for Listowel.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Bryan Cooper is looking to be back on a horse next month in order to return to competitive action in time for Listowel’s Harvest Festival in mid-Septe(...)

Racehorse trainer Philip Fenton arrives at Carrick-on-Suir District Court in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Part of the prosecution’s case against trainer Philip Fenton, who stands accused of possession of unlicensed animal remedies, is that he “accepts” he(...)

Frankie Dettori:  aboard Treve for the Prince of Wales renewal and will be riding at this favourite track. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

It’s an equine Ladies Day this afternoon so it is only appropriate that one of the top female performers in modern times, Treve, looks set to put the (...)

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Many Irish people like an auld flutter, but forget Cheltenham or the Galway Races: the really high-stakes gamblers are in the departure halls of ou(...)