Jamie Spencer has been champion jockey in both Ireland and Britain and has won 33 Group races worldwide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Trade Storm’s odds always indicated a neat fairytale-finale for Jamie Spencer in Hong Kong over the weekend was a long-shot. In contrast the odds abou(...)

Dermot Smurfit: “For Powerflute, it is a big deal. This deal fundamentally doubles our Ebidta (a measure of cashflow) from €20 million to €40 million.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dermot Smurfit had been chasing the deal for some time before his speciality listed packaging group Powerflute finally acquired Corenso, an internatio(...)

Ryan Moore and Adelaide en route to success in the Cox Plate at the weekend. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

Magician is set to lead a select Irish raiding party on this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita and will join a select group if he can record back-to(...)

John Magnier: Coolmore tactics in Australia similar to those deployed in Tipperary. photograph: lorraine o’sullivan

It turned into a right old Irish ding-dong in the end in the battle between giant mining company Anglo American and John Magnier’s Coolmore horse-bree(...)

Coolmore Australia principal Tom Magnier: led campaign against proposed coalmine. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The Magnier family’s Coolmore stud has won a bitter three-year battle against plans to develop a coalmine beside its stud farm in the scenic Hunter Va(...)

Joseph O’Brien: to ride Ruler of the World on Champions Day, Britain’s richest raceday.

Joseph O’Brien will replace Frankie Dettori on the 2013 Derby winner Ruler of the World in the Champion Stakes at Ascot tomorrow. Dettori had ridden t(...)

St Nicholas Abbey in a driving finish, ridden by Joseph O’Brien, surges to the finish line to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf during the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, Kentucky, in 2011. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

It is less than three years since Joseph O’Brien burst on to racing’s international stage with St Nicholas Abbey’s Breeders’ Cup success, the sound(...)

US telco giant AT&T is considering a bid for Eircom. REUTERS/Mike Blake

AT&T eyes Eircom The Sunday Business Post reports US telco giant AT&T may be considering Eircom as a potential low-tax route into Europe. The (...)

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(...)

 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome with jockey Victor Espinoza up trains at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Victory for California Chrome in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes will mean a Triple Crown, a spot in American sporting history, and, surest bet of all,(...)