Champion jockey Pat Smullen (right) with champion apprentice Colin Keane during racing at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld hailed Pat Smullen as the “professional’s professional” as the rider picked up his seventh Irish champion flat jockeys’ title at Leopardst(...)

Peter Chapple-Hyam: excellent record in the Irish 2,000 Guineas during the 1990s. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Supplementing Ahlan Emarati at a cost of €10,000 for today’s Gain Railway Stakes may be comparative chicken feed in terms of the elite bloodstock mar(...)

Pat Smullen aboard Big Break on their way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden in 2012. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might be harsh to describe a filly capable of finishing fourth in a classic as having something to prove but Big Break looks to have a lot in her (...)

Leading Light, ridden by Joseph O’Brien, on the way to winning the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes during the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes Day at Navan Racecourse, Navan. Brian Lawless/PA

Leading Light cemented his position at the head of the ante-post market on the Gold Cup with a perfect start to his four-year-old campaign in the Cool(...)

Dermot Weld: knows what is required to land the Grade One feature having scored with Hidden Universe four years ago. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Silver Concorde will lead Dermot Weld’s small but select National Hunt team into next week’s Punchestown Fest(...)

Seamus Heffernanon winning The Eyrefield Stakes at Leopardstown on Mekong River yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR  Ireland’s turf flat season wound up at Leopardstown yesterday but Mekong River is far from finished yet with Aidan O’Brien’s unbeaten (...)