Sir, – Has our Government gone mad? Is it really true that thousands of pounds are to be spent in the cities and towns of our scheduled areas upon (...)

Curragh racecourse: plans are afoot for a €55 million redevelopment.  Photograph: inpho.

The Curragh’s 2015 programme winds up today but the focus on Irish racing’s HQ isn’t over with long-awaited plans for its €55million redevelopment se(...)

Bocca Baciata ridden by Fran Berry on the way to winning the Dance Design  Stakes at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Maybe it’s her National Hunt pedigree, but Jessica Harrington could end up swimming against the popular tide by keeping her fingers crossed for a damp(...)

Found ridden by Seamie Heffernan up on the way to winning the Kilfrush Stud Royal Whip Stakes (Group Three)  at the Curragh.   Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

The Curragh has one more fixture before it hosts the second leg of the second ‘Champions Weekend’ in three weeks time, a potential date for Herald The(...)

Curvy ridden by Ryan Moore wins the Ribblesdale Stakes during Royal Ascot 2015. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Attacking the Darley Irish Oaks in force has worked well for Aidan O’Brien in the past and the champion trainer is putting the ammunition in place (...)

Very rarely has a larger company mustered in the enclosure at the Curragh than that of yesterday, and even granting that the Irish Derby always proves(...)

Qualify’s Epsom victory, with Colm O’Donoghue on board, has provided it with a ‘win and you’re in’ entry into Saturday’s Irish Derby. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

It may not rank with her 50-1 Epsom Oaks shock but the Curragh authorities are hoping Qualify might yet spring another surprise and take her chance a(...)

Kevin Manning on Pleascach (purple checked hat) wins the 1000 Guineas from Ryan Moore on Found  at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Pleascach’s Tattersalls Irish 1, 000 Guineas victory looked more relentless than explosive, but Jim Bolger’s filly threatens to light a fuse under the(...)

Ryan Moore onboard The Grey Gatsby comes home to win just ahead of Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Grey Gatsby heads a field of just six into Sunday’s Tattersalls Gold Cup but it really is all about quality over quantity for the Curragh’s Group(...)

Gleneagles, with Ryan Moore riding, wins The Quipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on May 2nd. photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty.

It is 18 years since Aidan O’Brien began his record-breaking classic career with a Curragh Guineas double and it will be a surprise if Gleneagles isn’(...)