Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri arrives with a wreath at the French Embassy in Dublin ahead of a minute’s silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday’s attacks in the French capital.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

These are uneasy times for Muslims in the West. On Saturday in Dublin a man pointed at Imam Dr Umar Al-Qadri in his clerical attire “and said one word(...)

Zawraq has been ruled out of the Epsom Derby. Photograph: Inpho

Zawraq will miss the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday. Dermot Weld’s colt has not fully recovered from a minor setback he suffered earlier in the w(...)

Dermot Weld’s Zawraq is winning a fitness battle ahead of Saturday’s Epsom Derby. Photograph: Inpho

Zawraq is reported to have made “substantial improvement” in his race against time to be fit for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday. Dermot Weld’(...)

This is a book about vision, belief and thinking beyond narrow horizons. Specifically, it is also the story of Dubai. Look beyond the blingy tourist f(...)

John Magnier: Coolmore tactics in Australia similar to those deployed in Tipperary. photograph: lorraine o’sullivan

It turned into a right old Irish ding-dong in the end in the battle between giant mining company Anglo American and John Magnier’s Coolmore horse-bree(...)

Kingman’s big-race partner James Doyle is looking forward to renewing the successful partnership. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kingman takes another step towards being crowned the undisputed champion miler in Europe when he makes his first visit to France for the Prix du Haras(...)

There are five or six individual Chinese thoroughbred owners involved in Ireland at the moment, who came over with a view to buying horses to bring back to China but decided to leave them in Ireland, training there, and they’ve had some success. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The sport of kings generates considerable curiosity in China, but a ban on gambling makes it difficult for horseracing to really take off. Increasingl(...)

Taghrood and Paul Hanagan in the winners enclosure after their victory in the Investec Oaks. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Taghrooda gave jockey Paul Hanagan his first taste of Classic success with an impressive victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.John Gosden’s filly was(...)

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Cirrus Des Aigles was the clear market leader last night for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday following the defect(...)

Ruler of the World will face eight rivals as he bids for a Classic double in this evening’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.

BRIAN O’CONNORIt’s being billed as a more competitive Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby but while the numbers may stack-up differently, it still looks like (...)