Artful Artist and Seán Corby (right) land the Guinness Handicap last night. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Some Galway trends might fluctuate but Pacific Heights can successfully prove in this weekend’s festival highlight how a good draw steadfastly remain(...)

Magician wins last year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh and returns there today for the Mooresbridge Stakes.

Presumption can be dangerous but it will be a major shock if Magician can’t cast an emphatic spell over his rivals at the Curragh today. Last y(...)

Pat Smullen on Vote Often (left) holds off Daniel Tudhope on Odeliz to win the The Lodge Park Stud European Breeders Fund Park Express Stakes at the  Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen got the Irish Flat turf season off to the perfect start by taking out the two feature events on the opening afterno(...)

 John Oxx: We’ll enter her in the Guineas and Oaks in March but she has a way to go. Photograph: Inpho

It is five years since Sea The Stars wound up his juvenile career with victory in the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes and there was a neat symmetry to how (...)

Chris Hayes romps home on Voleuse De Coeurs to win The Gain Irish St Leger at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Just eight days after winning his first Group 1 on La Collina, jockey Chris Hayes had his heart stolen by another filly, Voleuse De Coeurs, who turned(...)

Jockey Chris Hayes celebrates after his mount Voleuse De Coeurs wins the Gain Irish St Leger at the Curragh. Photograph: PA

Voleuse De Coeurs, trained by Dermot Weld and ridden by Chris Hayes, easily won the Gain Irish St Leger at the Curragh.The Lady O’Reilly-owned filly h(...)


Michael Kinane: will be inducted into the Curragh’s Hall of Fame this weekend.

It took Michael Kinane 18 attempts to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Then after Galileo finally scored in 2001, the legendary jockey pressed hom(...)

First Cornerstone, ridden by Chris Hayes, wins the Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes at the Curragh last August. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

 Andy Oliver is based in something of a racing outpost but he hopes to move to Classic centre-stage at the Curragh thi(...)