Craig Williams rides Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the George Ryder Stakes during Guineas Day at Rosehill Gardens on March 29th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

If the perfect race could be designed for Gordon Lord Byron it might just be Sunday’s Prix de la Foret at Longchamp and Irish flat racing’s fairy-tale(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  has been  awarded the freedom of Limerick by the newly merged local authority.

President Michael D Higgins has said he is humbled to have been made a freeman of Limerick. Almost 1,000 invited guests gathered at a ceremony in the (...)

 Tamadhor comes home to win the Ballylinch Stud European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden with Chris Hayes aboard earlier in September. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As a €2.85 million product of two notable classic winners expectation has always surrounded Ol’ Man River who tomorrow will get a serious test of his(...)

Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his foursomes match with Victor Dubuisson against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley at Gleneagles yesterday. Photograph: PA

Graeme McDowell described his playing partner Victor Dubuisson as “Europe’s next superstar”. It’s a bold statement but one rooted in more than the sen(...)

Pat Smullen rides Melbourne Cup hope Pale Mimosa (right) to win the Lonsdale Cup at York during the festival this August. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Dermot Weld’s legendary status in Australia makes even the possibility of him having a Melbourne Cup runner big news so official fingers Down Under ar(...)

 Chief feferee Andy McFee talks with Europe team captain Paul McGinley ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at  Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

A cool breeze brushed over the hillocks here at Gleneagles resort yesterday, almost as if it were blowing away the smokescreens that had formed around(...)

 Former Manchester United manager  Alex Ferguson will address the European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles on Tuesday night.  Photograph: PA Wire

Alex Ferguson has been revealed as the Ryder Cup’s not so secret weapon, with the former Manchester United manager to address Paul McGinley’s players (...)

Katie Walsh was in form at Listowel aboard Your Busy. Photograph: Inpho.
Your Busy lands Kerry double
  • Racing
  • September 17, 2014, 21:24

Your Busy landed a famous National double by adding the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel to his Killarney National success in May.James Nash’s rese(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty onboard Jacksonslady, on his way to winning The Latin Quarter Steeplechase at the 2014 the Galway Racing Festival, Ballybrit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Barry Geraghty has memorably worked the big-race oracle for JP McManus already in 2014 and the jockey could pull off a similar feat on Jacksonslady in(...)

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(...)