Jessica Harrington: “She’s been pleasing me at home this spring. It’s amazing she did as much as a two-year-old as she did. She may come back in trip for the Irish Guineas, as she’s not a slow filly.”

Bocca Baciata looked a useful filly in the making as she took the feature Irish Stallion Farms EBF Salsabil Stakes at Navan.Winner of a maiden at the (...)

Chopin trainer Ger Lyons, who is based in Co Meath. Photograph: Inpho

The influence of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani within Irish racing can be further advertised by German import Chopin in Leopardstown’s Heritage Stakes. Qat(...)

Paddy Mullins was head of one of the most famous National Hunt families in this country.

For those who can’t wait for the feast of National Hunt racing to begin on St Stephen’s day, Setanta will air Paddy Mullins – The Great Stayer on C(...)

Jamie Codd drives Shaneshill to victory in the he Attheraces.com Champion I.N.H. Flat Race at the Punchestown Festival. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The top-class bumper performer Shaneshill gets his hurdling career under way at Fairyhouse this afternoon with Cheltenham ambitions already in his si(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld is aiming for a first success in the Breeders’ Cup in Santa Anita tonight. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld is a pioneer of world racing and it would be entirely appropriate were he to secure a first Breeders’ Cup success at Santa Anita tonight (...)

AP McCoy: capable of making the difference in bringing Shutter Island home a winner. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Shutter Island’s failure to exploit a seemingly favourable flat-handicap mark during the summer makes him a somewhat enigmatic individual but with fi(...)

Meeting some of the heroes of the turf – human and equine – is one of the attractions of the Curragh Thoroughbred Trail. It’s a one-off event which is(...)

Sea The Stars wins the 2009 running of  the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Leopardstown’s authorities are ultimately aiming at Christmas festival-type crowds for their segment of the new “Champions Weekend” formula which is (...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: should be on the mark in the last with Festive Cheer.

This evening’s €100,000 Guinness Race may be the big money pot but the most intriguing Galway contest is surely the six-runner finale where last year(...)

My Titania’s trainer John Oxx: “We will have to see if she can recover in time to race again this season or how soon she can race again.”

John Oxx pitches both Alafzara (7.10pm) and Rightway (8.15pm) into action at Galway this evening but the Curragh trainer could have to do without his(...)