Harzand ridden by Pat Smullen (second right) goes on to win The P. W. McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown.  Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Harzand isn’t wasting time establishing his reputation as a potential top-notch performer and followed a well-worn path to future top-level glory by (...)

Trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Pat Smullen. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is debatable how relevant to Epsom in June ground conditions that a Grand National contender might baulk at will ultimately prove to be although th(...)

Michael Halford of Copper Beech Stables: “To have the support of good owners, good people around  you, good staff and in particular having Louise there, it was always a case of ‘this will be good’”

Copper Beech Stables on the outskirts of Kildare town may be one of Ireland’s most successful flat racing yards, but building it up hasn’t always been(...)

Curragh Racecourse Ltd said on Tuesday that it has appointed Derek McGrath as chief executive of the company, which will own, operate and redevelop the racecourse and training grounds in Co Kildare.

Former European rugby chief, Derek McGrath, is to oversee the planned €65 million redevelopment of the Curragh Racecourse, Ireland’s premier flat trac(...)

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. (...)

Aidan O’Brien: has won three of the last four renewals of the famous Epsom Derby. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ante-post favourites Midterm and Foundation are among 136 horses to stand their ground for the Epsom Investec Derby. A total of 136 horses go forwar(...)

Winners at the 2016 Irish Horse World awards. Photograph: The Irish Field/Irish Farmers Journal

Wexford’s Bertram Allen interrupted his busy international schedule to attend the Irish Horse World awards’ lunch on Monday at The K Club where he cro(...)

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 (...)