Eddie Lynam, trainer of Anthem Alexander: “If the ground at the Curragh is good or quicker we will go there very hopeful. If it is the slow side of good we will go there with our fingers crossed.” Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Next Sunday’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh is Europe’s first Group One of the season for two year olds and the €200,000 feature could see e(...)

The Irish-bred yearling filly sold for a record €6.2 million this week at Tattersall’s in Newmarket, England

Irish thoroughbred breeders have sold horses worth €86 million over the last three weeks at auctions marked by several record-breaking deals done main(...)

France’s Thierry Jarnet, a late replacement for Frankie Dettori, punches the air after his victory on Treve in yesterday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Treve threw out the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe rulebook and showed why Frankie Dettori’s upset at picking up an injury which prevented him riding(...)

Ryan Moore and Ruler Of The World, seen here winning this year’s Epsom Derby at Epsom, will be part of a strong Aidan O’Brien raiding party in France. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankie Dettori will be on duty for a couple of rides at the Curragh this afternoon before heading to Paris and tomorrow’s Arc Trials fixture at Longc(...)