Jack Hobbs’ jockey William Buick is aiming to break his duck in the Irish Derby. Photograph: Getty Images

It is 20 years since Sheikh Mohammed tasted Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby success but in Jack Hobbs the ruler of Dubai has an odds-on favourite to secur(...)

Joseph O’Brien celebrates winning the Irish Derby on Australia last year with his father and trainer Aidan O’Brien, owner JP Magnier, and other connections and relatives. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This Saturday sees the 150th Irish Derby at the Curragh, a landmark moment in the history of Ireland’s premier classic race with its evocative roll ca(...)

Trainer David Wachman  with Ryan Moore after he rode Legatissimo to win The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ryan Moore returns to the Curragh today on the back of a Newmarket Guineas double that has sealed his new tie-up with the Coolmore Stud. A barnstormi(...)

Val Lamb receiving a presentation from Irish Times caseroom staff on the occasion of his retirement. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Valentine Lamb, always known as Val, was an outspoken editor of the weekly Irish Field for 33 years who articulated a clear vision of a better future (...)

Dáithí O’Connor: “Our business has had 100 per cent growth in 2014 and we are on target to do the same this year”

Dáithí O’Connor is the managing director of Revive Active, a Galway company which researches, develops and manufactures high quality health supplement(...)

Tony McCoy found it hard to stay motivated when his 300 wins target was no longer a reality. Photo: David Davies/PA

“It’s a terrible way of describing it but I’ve been like a drug addict this week,” Tony McCoy says on a quiet morning at home. In a beautiful house on(...)

Denis O’Brien surely had plenty on his mind as he joined Alex Ferguson in the directors’ box at Old Trafford last Sunday for Manchester United’s demol(...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett. Photograph: Frank Miller

A property firm co-owned by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett reported accumulated profits of more than €1.1 million last year.The Fine Gael TD for Dún Lao(...)

Ruby Walsh guides Vautour to victory in the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. But Walsh will not be aboard at Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day as he will be at Kempton. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Rarely has a horse brought as stratospheric a reputation to Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day as Vautour will for Friday’s Grade One feature where the (...)

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(...)