Shane Foley is setting a fast pace in the winter jockeys’ table with 11 winners. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

While champion jockey Pat Smullen flies the flag for Ireland in a prestigious jockeys’ challenge in Hong Kong, the runaway leader of Dundalk’s winter (...)

Craig Williams riding Tom Hogan-trained Gordon Lord Byron   in Sydney, Australia, earlier this year. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Two of Irish racing’s most stalwart international travellers, Sole Power and Gordon Lord Byron, will both try to make it third-time lucky in Sunday’s (...)

Founded by Dr Emmeline Hill (above) in partnership with Irish trainer and breeder Jim Bolger in 2009, Equinome is headquartered at NovaUCD

UCD spin-out company Equinome has announced plans to open an office in the US with the creation of 10 new jobs.The company, which specialises in equin(...)

Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger and family members after winning the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jim Bolger has paid tribute to the “much adored” Trading Leather who sustained a fatal fracture when pulled up in the Japan Cup.The Godolphin-owned fo(...)

 Trading Leather, trained by Jim Bolger (above) did not get the hoped for good draw, and starts from stall 18 in Sunday’s Japan Cup. Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Trading Leather will have to overcome international opposition – and being drawn widest of the 18-runner field – if he is to secure victory in the Jap(...)

It is 31 years since Stanerra secured Ireland’s only success in the hugely prestigious Japan Cup, but Trading Leather is on course to bridge that g(...)

 A filly by  Frankel (pictured) out of  Finsceal Beo has been sold for €1.8 million at Goffs November Sale – a record for a foal at public auction in Ireland. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A filly by the brilliant Frankel out of the 2007 English and Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo has been sold for €1.8 million at Goffs November (...)

Andrea Atzeni riding Elm Park stretches away to win  The Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Andrew Balding’s Elm Park ran out a most impressive winner of the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.Andrea Atzeni, successful 12 months ago on subsequen(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: saddles a trio of regally bred runners at Navan today where his number one is Giovanni Canaletto.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There may be more than five months to Cheltenham but Silver Concorde can take the first steps back to festival success when he lines up at Navan today(...)

 Tamadhor comes home to win the Ballylinch Stud European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden with Chris Hayes aboard earlier in September. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As a €2.85 million product of two notable classic winners expectation has always surrounded Ol’ Man River who tomorrow will get a serious test of his(...)