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 (...)

Colm O’Donoghue after his recent Oaks win at the Curragh. The Co Cork jockey is fancied to land the Topaz Sprint on Baraweez at Galway tonight.

Just one cross-channel-trained horse has ever won the Topaz Mile, and that was 35 years ago, but Baraweez could change that with a vengeance on day t(...)

Dermot Weld: Saddles Sparkle Factor in the Cairn Rouge Stakes. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Original expectations for Palace probably didn’t include the Listed feature on the opening session of Killarney’s July festival but Aidan O’Brien’s f(...)

 Willie McCreery: his rank outsider Indigo Lady held off Castle Guest by a neck Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan.

Hopes of Australia bringing off an English-Irish Derby double could come down to the going, and the odds of testing ground threatening an appearance (...)