The Curragh is set for a €65 million development to be completed by 2018. Photograph: Inpho

A €65 million development plan to build a new racecourse at the Curragh was confirmed on Wednesday morning. Plans for Ireland’s premier thoroughbread(...)

Pat Smullen and Fascinating Rock lead the way from Found and favourite Jack Hobbs in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Getty

Dermot Weld saw six months of planning come to fruition after Fascinating Rock finally came of age in top-level company with victory in the Qipco Cham(...)

 Ryan Moore  is reunited with Air Force Blue for the Dewhurst clash at Newmarket today. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Those who like head-to-head clashes of the superpower variety are in for a Dubai Dewhurst Stakes treat as Coolmore and Godolphin’s top classic hopes f(...)

Epsom Derby Winner Golden Horn (left) with trainer John Gosden and second placed Jack Hobb.  Photo:  Paul Harding/PA

Golden Horn has been added to Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, with owner Anthony Oppenheimer stumping up the €120,000 fee as ex(...)

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(...)

John Gosden: trainer is expected to run Gretchen in Saturday’s evening’s €400,000 classic. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The top of the Darley Irish Oaks betting is dominated by home-trained fillies but the shape of the cross-channel challenge will become clear at Tuesd(...)

Joseph O’Brien: the 22-year-old has had problems with his weight. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ryan Moore’s injury misfortune could turn into Group 1 opportunity for Joseph O’Brien when the Irishman teams up with Archangel Raphael in Longcham(...)

Trainer John Gosden and William Buick celebrate Jack Hobbs winning the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Saturday’s landmark 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby saw John Gosden’s notable achievement in preparing Jack Hobbs to win Ireland’s premier classic j(...)

John Gosden, trainer of Irish Derby hopeful Jack Hobbs. Photograph: Paul Harding/PA

Ante-post favourite Jack Hobbs pleased trainer John Gosden in his final piece of work yesterday ahead of the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the (...)

When the burly bus driver heard Eircom were being asked by politicians to remove all phone boxes in the city, on the claim they were attracting anti-social elements, he raged.

It was eight foot three inches tall, almost 90 years old and stood, sentry-like, at the junction of Vernon Avenue and the Clontarf Road. Like many oct(...)