Tony Smurfit: owed €1.2 million by the stud business. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Another establishment-linked business to file 2014 accounts this week was the Forenaghts Stud in Naas, Co Kildare. Its retained losses grew by €200,00(...)

Gleneagles has a favourable draw in stall five of the 10 runners next to American Pharoah. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gleneagles is rated a 20/1 outsider in some US betting forecasts for Saturday night’s $5 million (€4.5 million) Breeders’ Cup Classic, a race that co(...)

Wayne Lordan: to ride Curvy in Saturday night’s Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont Park in New York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jockey Wayne Lordan is facing into a potentially lucrative transatlantic weekend, beginning with Curvy who lines up in Saturday night’s Flower Bowl (...)

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Found will be hoping to make history in Sunday’s Arc. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is set to revolve around Treve’s bid for a unique hat-trick of victories in Europe’s most coveted all-aged prize, b(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien targeting a record-breaking 15th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is targeting in strength what could be a record-breaking 15th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success at the Curragh on Sunday. The Group (...)

Wayne Lordan will be hoping to land the Tote Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh on board Fit For The Job for owner JP McManus. Photograph: James Crombie

JP McManus is renowned as one of National Hunt racing’s most powerful owners but his increasing influence on the flat can be further advertised sho(...)

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 (...)