Free Eagle, ridden by Pat Smullen to win the Prince of Wales Stakes’s at Royal Ascot in June, now has the Irish Champion Stakes in sight after a summer break. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Providing perfect ground conditions for all concerned will be a major challenge for Leopardstown’s authorities, but Free Eagle’s trainer Dermot Weld r(...)

Chef d’Equipe Robert Splaine with The Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup as Team Ireland celebrate earlier this month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Four of the riders and three of the horses on the team which won the Aga Khan trophy at the Dublin Horse Show last Friday have been named to represent(...)

Cian O’Connor riding to victory on Good Luck. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The feelgood factor returned to the RDS stands in Dublin with Ireland’s first Aga Khan Trophy win in three years. The crowds clapped and cheered afte(...)

 Greg Broderick  (left) and Bertram Allen  parade after winning the Aga Khan Trophy during the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Irish team won its first Aga Khan Trophy for three years at the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS on Friday. Wunderkind Bertram Allen’s mount Romanov (...)

Laura Jayne Halton, winner of best dressed at Ladies’ Day at the  Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times 4:35

When you are a top class designer who has dressed Oscar nominees and ambassadors, winning best dressed lady cannot be that much of a stretch. Yet Lau(...)

Ireland’s Greg Broderick, Bertram Allen, Darragh Kenny, Conor Swail and Cian O’Connor ahead at the RDS. The Aga Khan starts at 3pm on Friday. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Tipperary rider Greg Broderick will make his debut in the Aga Khan on Friday, while Cian O’Connor is set to make his 100th Nation’s Cup appearance.(...)

Shanbally Blazer looks on as Maria McNamara from Galway takes a phone call, at the Dublin Horse Show, in the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke

Every corporate hospitality package has sold out for the five days of the horse show which opened at the RDS under gloomy skies yesterday. Grand Stan(...)

Showjumper Bertram Allen at the RDS in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Ireland’s Aga Khan cup team could be primed for success if they can apply the right preparation and organisation for Friday’s competition, according (...)

 Lisa Bruton from Malahide attends to her horse ahead of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the RDS in Dublin.   Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

That hardy summer annual, the Dublin Horse Show, gets under way on Wednesday morning at the RDS. Now in its 142nd year, this fixture of the Irish sum(...)

Zawraq and Pat Smullen. Dermot Weld had dangled the idea of next weekend’s Irish Guineas as a possible target for Sheikh Hamdan’s colt, but the owner’s spokesman has indicated Zawraq will go straight for the Derby

Dermot Weld’s exciting colt Zawraq may have run only twice but he looks like being a major Derby player at Epsom in three weeks.Meanwhile his stable (...)