Dermot Weld: “Hopefully all this fine weather will help get lots of people to go racing this weekend but I will have to wait and see what happens in terms of the ground. I will have very few runners if it is good to firm and if the going at the Curragh is good to firm, then Forgotten Rules won’t run.”

Last Saturday’s run-of-the-mill €71,500 National Hunt card at Navan was worth only a tiny fraction of the upcoming hugely prestigious €3.7 million C(...)

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(...)

Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien (right) stretches clear of the field to race to the finish line and take the Epsom Derby. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Shock results are rare in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and since the one horse bookmakers believe capable of giving Australia a race may not even (...)

Australia (Joseph O’Brien) lands the Epsom Derby and will attempt to complete the double at the Curragh this weekend.

Aidan O’Brien might have the task of preparing Australia for Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby but perhaps the most delicate balancing act of al(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  insisted the brilliant Epsom Derby winner won’t be risked on home soil if ground conditions turn soft. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The weather looks like cooperating enough with the Curragh to allow Australia fulfil his role as headline act for Saturday’s €1.25 million Dubai Dut(...)

Jockey William Buick on board The Fugue wins last year’s Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, one of a feast of Group One races in next September’s “Irish Champions Weekend” two-day meeting.

Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed there will be €3.73 million up for grabs over two days in September when Leopa(...)

Juddmonte have already confirmed they will pay up to get their impressive Ribblesdale winner Riposte (above).

Almost as much money as water could be floating about the Curragh today with some of Europe’s most high-powered bloodstock empires on the verge of su(...)

Jockey Declan McDonogh (above) expects an “improved” Little White Cloud to benefit from the step up in trip in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (...)

Ruler Of The World winning the MBNA Chester Vase in May. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Coolmore Stud’s Epsom hero Ruler Of The World remains a warm favourite for this Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby but today’s expected €75,000 ou(...)

Aidan O’Brien: post-race workouts may not proceed as planned at the Curragh

The opening of the turf flat season may occupy its usual post-Cheltenham/pre-Grand National “twilight zone” in the calendar but this weekend it(...)