Wayne Lordan: to ride Curvy in Saturday night’s Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont Park in New York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jockey Wayne Lordan is facing into a potentially lucrative transatlantic weekend, beginning with Curvy who lines up in Saturday night’s Flower Bowl (...)

Seamus Heffernan will begin his 10-day ban for dangerous riding on September 27th, following the failure  of his Turf Club appeal yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Seamus Heffernan is on board the Ballydoyle hope, Easter, in Sunday’s Group 3 Gowran feature and will be hoping for a more positive outcome than at(...)

Joseph O’Brien on Order of St George romps home to win the Irish St Leger at the Curragh as part of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore Stud put a triple-Group 1 Curragh seal on a stunning ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ dividend for Irish racing’s dominant team. O(...)

Bocca Baciata ridden by Fran Berry on the way to winning the Dance Design  Stakes at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Maybe it’s her National Hunt pedigree, but Jessica Harrington could end up swimming against the popular tide by keeping her fingers crossed for a damp(...)

Found ridden by Seamie Heffernan up on the way to winning the Kilfrush Stud Royal Whip Stakes (Group Three)  at the Curragh.   Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

The Curragh has one more fixture before it hosts the second leg of the second ‘Champions Weekend’ in three weeks time, a potential date for Herald The(...)

Seamus Heffernan will partner Together Forever in the Darley Irish Oaks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Coolmore team paid out €40,000 to supplement Curvy into the Darley Irish Oaks and also have the regally bred Words to dominate the top of the bet(...)

Seamus Heffernan on Bondi Beach (left) wins the At the Races Curragh Cup from  Ryan Moore on Order of St.George. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Over almost two decades Seamus Heffernan has played second-fiddle to a succession of high-profile No.1 Ballydoyle riders but Diamondsandrubies was jus(...)

Champion jockey Pat Smullen aims to reach the half-century mark for the season in Ireland this weekend.

Free Eagle heads Pat Smullen’s enviable book of Royal Ascot rides next week but, first, the champion jockey aims to reach the half-century mark for(...)

Success Days, ridden by Shane Foley, passes the finishing post to win the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Thursday’s Dante at York looks like being something of a last-chance saloon for a horse to stamp some authority on the Epsom Derby betting which curr(...)

Seamus Heffernan aboard Imagine. The Ballydoyle number two can exploit the stable’s advantage at Fairyhouse in Joseph O’Brien’s absence. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Seamus Heffernan can take advantage of Joseph O’Brien’s suspension to score a Ballydoyle double at Fairyhouse today where Adeste Fideles can secure a (...)