Clearing a fence at last year’s Galway Races. The world famous festival begins on Monday. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Galway racetrack officials say they have received assurances there will be no interference to the running of meetings during construction on a €500 m(...)

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(...)

Wedding Vow and Joesph O’Brien won the Kilboy Estate stakes at the Currgah on Sunday. Photograph: PA

Wedding Vow (6-1) lost her maiden tag in style when achieving Group Two honours in the Kilboy Estate Stakes. The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly ha(...)

Seamus Heffernan will partner Together Forever in the Darley Irish Oaks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Coolmore team paid out €40,000 to supplement Curvy into the Darley Irish Oaks and also have the regally bred Words to dominate the top of the bet(...)

Joseph O’Brien: the 22-year-old has had problems with his weight. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ryan Moore’s injury misfortune could turn into Group 1 opportunity for Joseph O’Brien when the Irishman teams up with Archangel Raphael in Longcham(...)

Champion jockey Pat Smullen aims to reach the half-century mark for the season in Ireland this weekend.

Free Eagle heads Pat Smullen’s enviable book of Royal Ascot rides next week but, first, the champion jockey aims to reach the half-century mark for(...)

Judge Mary Faherty said she was satisfied Peter Kenny was entitled to leave to apply for a judicial review of the governor’s decision

A Dublin man guilty of murdering a father of three in the city five years ago was told by the High Court on Tuesday he could challenge a withdrawal of(...)

New Bay ridden by Vincent Cheminaud winning the French Derby ahead of Highland Reel. Photograph: Thomas Samson

Aidan O’Brien came up just short of securing a first French Derby success when Highland Reel found New Bay too good at Chantilly on Sunday, but atte(...)

 Joseph O’Brien guides Highland Reel  to victory  in the  The Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last July. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has been trying since 1998 to win the French Derby and Highland Reel could emerge as his leading contender to finally secure the elusiv(...)

Ruby Walsh and On His Own. They will line up in the €850,000 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris  on Sunday. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Cheltenham Gold Cup remains famously elusive for Willie Mullins, but Ireland’s champion trainer will hope the French version is more rewarding wh(...)