Frankie Dettori and Golden Horn: “Frankie’s had a good run with John Gosden and Golden Horn is the best ride he’s got all year,” says the jockey’s agent Ray Cochrane. Photograph: PA Wire.

Frankie Dettori will miss the ride on Aidan O’Brien’s St Leger favourite Bondi Beach at Doncaster due to the start time for Saturday’s Irish Champion (...)

David Wachman: “She is in both races, is on track for Champions Weekend and we will have to see what the owners want to do.” Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Legatissimo is already one of Europe’s busiest and most successful Group One performers in 2015 and the David Wachman-trained filly continues to appea(...)

 The Grey Gatsby edges out Australia in last year’s Irish Champion Stakes, which was ranked 11th on the 2014 World list. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Leopardstown officials are confidently anticipating an attendance hike of at least 10 per cent for Saturday week’s first leg of ‘Longines Champions(...)

Even in pre-Boom times, and before the Luas arrived to improve connections, sites off Brennanstown Road were highly desirable. The owners of Felici(...)

  Zawraq, ridden by Pat Smullen, comes home alone to win the  2,000 Guineas Trial  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Dermot Weld’s stunning start to the flat season continued with a near 39-1 Leopardstown four-timer that featured a genuine classic contender in Zawra(...)

Leopardstown chief executive Pat Keogh

The traditional pre-Cheltenham workouts at Leopardstown’s final National Hunt card of the season have declined in significance in recent years and it(...)

Jockey Tony McCoy enters the parade ring aboard Carlingford Lough after winning the Hennessy Gold Cup  at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A little over 24 hours after Tony McCoy stunned the racing world in announcing he would retire at the end of the season, the irrepressible Ulsterman r(...)

Paul Carberry on Apache Stronghold is held off by Ruby Walsh onboard Vautouri at last year’s Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Inpho

It will be a day shy of being a perfect birthday present, and Texas Jack’s Hennessy shot is a long one, but Paul Carberry can still secure a notable (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins has two in contention for Hennessy honours and jockey Ruby Walsh may opt for the younger Boston Bob (above) over the 11-year-old On His Own. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Willie Mullins’s dominance of Irish National Hunt racing hardly needs more statistical proof but a potential 10th win in Sunday’s Hennessy Gold Cup (...)

Ruby Walsh guides Hurricane Fly to victory over Tony McCoy on Jezki in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Hurricane Fly’s excellence means he makes history practically every time he sets hoof on a track these days yet even by his remarkable standards a f(...)