Joseph O’Brien celebrates after winning the Irish Derby on Australia. Aidan O’Brien’s dual Derby winning colt was retired at the weekend. Photograph: PA Wire.

The Curragh’s 2014 programme wound up yesterday with a memorable Cesarewitch success for El Salvador that even at 25-1 was probably more predictable (...)

Steven Clements aboard Quick Jack on his way to winning the Connacht Hotel Handicap at this year’s Galway Festival in Ballybrit. Photograph: Inpho.

Tomorrow’s €200,000 Ladbrokes Munster National card at Limerick – featuring the return to action of leading jockey Bryan Cooper – is another sign of t(...)

 Tamadhor comes home to win the Ballylinch Stud European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden with Chris Hayes aboard earlier in September. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As a €2.85 million product of two notable classic winners expectation has always surrounded Ol’ Man River who tomorrow will get a serious test of his(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Aidan O’Brien will make a late decision on where Ol’ Man River runs this weekend with the highly-regarded juvenile one of 16 possibles in the Juddmont(...)

Stepper Point ridden by Martin Dwyer win the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes during the Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare, last weekend. Photograph: PA Wire

Hopes that a Group 1 sprint can form part of the Champions Weekend programme are among long-term goals for Irish racing’s new shop-window event which (...)

Owner Michael Owen with  Brown Panther after it won The Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

A €3.7 million ‘Champions Weekend’ initiative designed to boost Irish racing’s profile surged to ‘PR’ nirvana at the Curragh when Brown Panther carrie(...)

Joseph O’Brien rides Leading Light to victory in the English St Leger at Doncaster in 2013. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tomorrow’s Curragh leg of Champions Weekend faces both international and domestic competition from Arc trials day in Longchamp and the start of the 20(...)

Leopardstown are expecting a big crowd at its ‘Champions Weekend’ meeting.

The final push of a near six-month promotion campaign is underway for the upcoming ‘Champions Weekend’ with Horse Racing Ireland estimating a final c(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld’s seven Leger victories to date put him only behind Vincent O’Brien in the all-time list. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One of the objectives for racing’s new Champions Weekend is to provide a Group One autumn climax to Ireland’s flat season and a top-flight success in (...)

Australia wins a far-from-competitive  Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.

Brian Kavanagh has stressed any moves to bolster the flagging prestige of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will have to be taken within an overall exa(...)