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(...)

Wayne Lordan will be hoping to land the Tote Irish Cambridgeshire at the Curragh on board Fit For The Job for owner JP McManus. Photograph: James Crombie

JP McManus is renowned as one of National Hunt racing’s most powerful owners but his increasing influence on the flat can be further advertised sho(...)

Suzanne Burke, Athenry, Caithríona King, Cotofin, and Cathy Dillon, Athrenry, at the Galway Races on Tuesday evening. Photograph: The Irish Times

The big race on day two at Galway was won, interestingly, by a filly called Hint of a Tint. In certain west of Ireland accents, a tint is temporary re(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “Many people throughout the Mid-West  have received wonderful patient-focused attention and care from staff in the hospice at Milford.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new €7.7 palliative care unit, part funded by JP McManus, is to be built in Co Limerick. Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said on Monday that Mil(...)

Saddler’s Rock rates a solid selection to lift the Gold Cup for Ireland at Royal Ascot.

Having endured the agony of three runner-up finishes in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, victory for the champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins with Simenon in(...)