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(...)

Gleneagles is the Ballydoyle representative in next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Aidan O’Brien wound up Ireland’s flat turf season one winner shy of a century, but will hope the figures work in his favour when Gleneagles lines up (...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien main focus is on next week’s Breeders Cup. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach extends from Highland Reel’s attempt at Saturday morning’s Cox Plate in Melbourne to a three-pronged assault on(...)

Wayne Lordan riding Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Qipco Champion Stakes has proved a notably difficult target for Irish-trained horses over the years but both Found and Fascinating Rock will attem(...)

 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(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: trainer’s dual-Group One winner Air Force Blue will attempt to secure  a fourth Dewhurst victory and cement his position as favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The scene is set for an intriguing superpower clash between Air Force Blue and Emotionless at Newmarket this Saturday which could well identify Europ(...)

Pat Smullen riding Covert Love (orange) to glory in  Prix De L’Opera. They got the better of a sustained duel with Frankie Dettori on Jazzi Top. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen was out of luck in the Arc on board Free Eagle but Ireland’s champion jockey struck Group One gold in the preceding Prix de l’Opera with (...)

Frankie Dettori riding Golden Horn to win The Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp racecourse  in Paris, France. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Golden Horn and Frankie Dettori clinched a brilliant victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. John Gosden’s Derby hero and subsequent wi(...)

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 Oxx’s Red Stars has a high draw and Jim Bolger’s Silvercups to overcome in the opening maiden at Roscommon today. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Just four line up for Roscommon’s featured Grade 3 novice chase and it could turn into a match between course and distance winner The Game Changer an(...)