Wedding Vow (centre) ridden by jockey Joseph O’Brien on the way to winning the Kilboy Estate Stakes at The Curragh.  Photo:  Brian Lawless/PA

Joseph O’Brien never got a shot at classic success as the Words beat only one home in Saturday’s Oaks but the former champion jockey pounced decisive(...)

John Gosden: trainer is expected to run Gretchen in Saturday’s evening’s €400,000 classic. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The top of the Darley Irish Oaks betting is dominated by home-trained fillies but the shape of the cross-channel challenge will become clear at Tuesd(...)

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 (...)