Bocca Baciata ridden by Fran Berry on the way to winning the Dance Design  Stakes at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Maybe it’s her National Hunt pedigree, but Jessica Harrington could end up swimming against the popular tide by keeping her fingers crossed for a damp(...)

Pat Smullen is heading to Windsor to partner topweight Fascinating Rock in the Winter Hill Stakes. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen takes a day off from the defence of his Irish jockey’s title to partner Fascinating Rock in Windsor’s Group 3 Saturday evening feature,(...)

Ballydoyle ridden by Joseph O’Brien on the way to winning the Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes. Photograph: PA

Ballydoyle continued her progression with a dominant victory in the Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes. The beautifully-bred Galileo filly was se(...)

Seamie Heffernan guides  Fields of Athenry to victory in  the Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown. Donnacha O’Brien will be on board today at York.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Victory for Fields Of Athenry in York’s Ebor will take Aidan O’Brien past €3 million in prizemoney in Britain this season and confirm the colt as a pr(...)

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive Brian Kavanagh: serves as one of the vice-chairmen of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities. Photograph: Inpho

Hopes for greater global harmonisation of racing’s interference rules are unlikely to be realised anytime soon according to Horse Racing Ireland’s c(...)

Air Force Blue (USA) ridden by Joseph O’Brien comes home to win The Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Air Force Blue reversed Royal Ascot form with Buratino to give Aidan O’Brien another win in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh. Having won se(...)

Seamie Heffernan on board Fields of Athenry goes clear to win The Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Fields Of Athenry was cut to 10-1 from 14s by the sponsors for the Ladbrokes St Leger after winning the Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown in fine style(...)

Jockey Maxime Guyon wins the Sussex Stakes on Solow during  Glorious  Goodwood. Photograph:  Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters

Solow continued his stellar season with an authoritative display in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. With the defection of Aidan O’Brien’s leading(...)

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(...)