Owner Michael Owen with  Brown Panther after it won The Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

A €3.7 million ‘Champions Weekend’ initiative designed to boost Irish racing’s profile surged to ‘PR’ nirvana at the Curragh when Brown Panther carrie(...)

Ryan Moore aboard The Grey Gatsby comes home to take the Champion Stakes just ahead of Australia, ridden by Joseph O’Brien. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The first chapter of the inaugural Champions Weekend got a finish for the ages with The Grey Gatsby’s dramatic defeat of Australia in Saturday evening(...)

Ryan Moore onboard The Grey Gatsby comes home to win the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes just ahead of Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien’s controversial QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes ride on Australia yesterday evening has taken another twist with confirmation that the c(...)

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(...)

Kevin Ryan:  Easy decision to supplement his French Derby winner but “everything now depends on the ground”. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

With just three days to Champions Weekend it’s a case of all present and correct as The Grey Gatsby’s €75,000 supplementary into the €1 million Qip(...)

The Tote Mobile Betting Handicap underway on the sand at Laytown, Co Meath. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
Seamster impresses at Laytown
  • Racing
  • September 4, 2014, 18:40

Trainer Richard Ford enjoyed an afternoon to remember as his British raider Seamster claimed victory on the beach at Laytown in glorious sunshine.Seam(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld’s seven Leger victories to date put him only behind Vincent O’Brien in the all-time list. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One of the objectives for racing’s new Champions Weekend is to provide a Group One autumn climax to Ireland’s flat season and a top-flight success in (...)

Mareek (right) lands the Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York in May.

There isn’t a Group One race at the Curragh this weekend but there’s no shortage of proven Group One winners including the Gold Cup hero Leading Ligh(...)

Joseph O’Brien rides Australia to victory in yesterday’s Juddmonte International Stakes at York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A reputation can be made easily, but real achievements have to be earned on the track. At York on Wednesday, Australia proved his merit as a Coolmore (...)

Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien (right) beats The Grey Gatsby ridden by Richard Hughes to win The Juddmonte International Stakes during Day One of the 2014 Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse, York. Photograph: Mike Egertone/PA Wire

A reputation can be made easily, but real achievements have to be earned on the track. At York on Wednesday, Australia proved his merit as a Coolmore(...)