An artist’s impression of the permanent marquee-style pavilion planned for Leopardstown Racecourse

Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed a €4.7 million capital development grant towards the €12 million cost of the latest leg of redevelopment at its Leo(...)

Ken Murphy, president of Glenwood Adventure Company and Lakota Guides: “Having connections won’t bring you the whole way, but it will open doors for you.”

Kenneth Murphy always wanted to work in the sports or outdoor recreation industry. When he finished school in 1988, he was offered a place in St Mary(...)

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 (...)