Diamond Jubilee winner Slade Power is an 11-4 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s not unknown for a Group 1 sprint to end in a dead-heat and that would be the ideal July Cup result this Saturday for the Eddie Lynam team whose s(...)

The Dubs take over Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the GAA All-Ireland Senior Football Championships semi-final replay in 1983. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Páirc Uí Chaoimh as we know it will host its last provincial final this coming Sunday, a landmark moment before a €70 million redevelopment. It’s more(...)

Kingman, who finished runner-up to Night Of Thunder in the English Guineas, has been made 4/6 favourite by some firms to gain Classic compensation at the Curragh this Saturday.

Prince Khalid Abdullah has never won any of the three Group One prizes on offer at the Curragh this weekend but that could change with a vengeance as (...)

Ruby Walsh returns to action in France after a fractured arm and dislocated shoulder sustained at Cheltenham. Photograph: Inpho

The world’s top-rated racehorse Treve`might be returning to Group One action in Paris tomorrow but flat matters still have to wait in the wings as (...)

Dermot Weld: knows what is required to land the Grade One feature having scored with Hidden Universe four years ago. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Silver Concorde will lead Dermot Weld’s small but select National Hunt team into next week’s Punchestown Fest(...)

Jacqueline O’Brien with  Vincent O’Brien and the then president Mrs Mary Robinson. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some things really get on my goat, one of them being arguments about the Goat, or greatest of all time. These disputes invariably descen(...)

Ruby Walsh gets a great jump from Faugheen at the last on their way to winning the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Robbie McNamara had to deny his giant frame for a sustained period to make the weight on Silver Concorde in the W(...)

Barry Connell: reputed to have paid €1m for Champion Hurdle contender Our Connor. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Interest in Barry Connell usually revolves around figures. He is a hugely-successful businessman after all and there will be no shortage of fig(...)

Spring is in the air as some runners have an early run-out at Cheltenham yesterday morning in preparation for the start of today’s four-day festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins appreciates the history of Cheltenham more than most so the significance of Qu(...)

Katie Walsh riding Foxrock on the gallops at Cheltenham racecourse yesterday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

After weeks of speculation on whether or not Last Instalment would be prevented by the racing authorities fro(...)