Trainer John Gosden and William Buick celebrate Jack Hobbs winning the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Saturday’s landmark 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby saw John Gosden’s notable achievement in preparing Jack Hobbs to win Ireland’s premier classic j(...)

Qualify’s Epsom victory, with Colm O’Donoghue on board, has provided it with a ‘win and you’re in’ entry into Saturday’s Irish Derby. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

It may not rank with her 50-1 Epsom Oaks shock but the Curragh authorities are hoping Qualify might yet spring another surprise and take her chance a(...)

Frankie Dettori celebrates as he crosses the line on Golden Horn in the Epsom Derby. Trainer John Gosden looks like turning down a free entry into the Curragh Derby for his Epsom winner.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Epsom hero Golden Horn is set to turn down a free ticket into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, but the Curragh authorities are continuing to “spre(...)

Aidan O’Brien is in pursuit of a 10th Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas victory – and a 33rd Irish classic in all – but it is Gleneagles’ prohibitive 1(...)

Joseph O’Brien on board Australia winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh last June. This year sees the 150th renewal of the celebrated race. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

By this time in 2018 the Curragh’s long-awaited €55 million revamp is projected to be complete but with planning permission still to be lodged for the(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Aidan O’Brien will make a late decision on where Ol’ Man River runs this weekend with the highly-regarded juvenile one of 16 possibles in the Juddmont(...)

 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(...)