Meeting some of the heroes of the turf – human and equine – is one of the attractions of the Curragh Thoroughbred Trail. It’s a one-off event which is(...)

Australia wins a far-from-competitive  Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.

Brian Kavanagh has stressed any moves to bolster the flagging prestige of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will have to be taken within an overall exa(...)

Ansgar ridden by James Doyle comes home to win The Doom Bar Supreme Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester. Photo:  John Walton/PA Wire

With less than three weeks to Irish racing’s new €3.7 million “Champions Weekend” extravaganza there was a distinct warm-up tone to yesterday’s Currag(...)

Tarasha is joint-second favourite for Saturday’s  Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell organisation looks to have a firm grip on Saturday evening’s Darley Irish Oaks with the hot-favourite Taghrooda backed up by (...)

The Tom Hogan-trained Gordon Lord Byron (Craig Williams) lands the $1 million George Ryder Stakes at Rosehill in Sydney on Saturday. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Prince De Beauchene will finally get his chance at Aintree Grand National glory this Saturday but Willie Mullins (...)

Irish jockey Jamie Spencer (right) on Certerach wins the Dubai Gold Cup race during the Dubai World Cup 2014 at Meydan. Photograph: Yoshua Arias/EPA

Racing round-up: Saeed bin Suroor’s magic in the Dubai World Cup came to the fore(...)

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 (...)

Ryan Moore and Ruler Of The World, seen here winning this year’s Epsom Derby at Epsom, will be part of a strong Aidan O’Brien raiding party in France. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankie Dettori will be on duty for a couple of rides at the Curragh this afternoon before heading to Paris and tomorrow’s Arc Trials fixture at Longc(...)

Trainer John Oxx will be hoping for some success after a slow start to the season. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Victory for Zand in tomorrow’s Curragh feature could hold much more significance for John Oxx than its black-type Listed status as the world famous tr(...)