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 (...)

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 (...)

Missunited, ridden by Robbie Power, lands the Galway Hurdle.

Missunited has been a Galway stalwart this year but the hugely popular mare skips the Bank Holiday weekend action at Ballybrit to tackle the biggest c(...)

Jockey Robbie Power salutes his victory on board Missunited in the Galway Hurdle at Ballybrit, Galway yesterday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even with tornados in the bay and near-biblical amounts of rain hitting the west, there was nothing to compare to the storm of raucous joy that engulf(...)