Aidan O’Brien: Air Force Blue and Minding are among a large team of O’Brien stars due to gallop at the track after racing at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s 2016 turf campaign gets underway at the Curragh on Sunday with Aidan O’Brien using the opportunity to work some of his top classic hopes. (...)

Johnny Lynn, son of 1916 Grand National winning jockey Jackie Lynn, and Connie Cleary, grand-daughter of 1916 Grand National winning trainer Richard Cleary, during a visit to Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times Johnny Lynn, son of 1916 Grand National winning jockey Jackie Lynn, and Connie Cleary, grand-daughter of 1916 Grand National winning trainer Richard Cleary, during a visit to Fairyhouse. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

It has often been said of the Easter Rising that the British were slow to react because most of their army officers were at the races in Fairyhouse o(...)

 Joseph O’Brien guides Highland Reel  to victory  in the  The Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last July. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has been trying since 1998 to win the French Derby and Highland Reel could emerge as his leading contender to finally secure the elusiv(...)

Johnny Burke  ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Johnny Burke is eagerly looking forward to his first scheduled ride on Sizing Europe in the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park on October 4th.Although (...)

Gold Cup-winning jockey  Davy Russell has a good book of rides over the weekend, including Seriatim in the €25,000 Ulster Grand National at Downpatrick.

Davy Russell has half a dozen rides over the weekend at Gowran and Downpatrick and he can follow up last week’s G(...)