Kieren Fallon riding Night Of Thunder (right) wins  2000 Guineas Stakes from Kingman at Newmarket. Photograph: Getty Images

It is 21 years since a Newmarket Guineas runner-up, Barathea, went one better in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas but Kingman is a hot favourite to(...)

Erika McGann: grew up in Drogheda, Co Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She has a respectable job, very normal friends and rarely dabbles in witchcraft.

First-time Irish children’s author Erika McGann has won this year’s Waverton Good Read Children’s Award.McGann scooped the award for her deliciously s(...)

Calamitous: a scene from Stalingrad, about the Nazi onslaught on the Russian city in 1942-43, the subject of Nicola Pierce’s City of Fate. Photograph: Non-stop Production

If all the books that constitute Irish children’s literature were to be classified thematically it would soon become obvious that a very sizabl(...)

 Declaration Of War has a run-out at Santa Anita for tonight’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Declaration Of War is unlikely to ever be regarded as the most talented horse ever to go through Aidan O’Brien’s hands but if he can deliver Ireland’s(...)

Jamie Spencer onboard Just the Judge (red colours) on his way to winning the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien, European racing’s traditional superpower team, had to endure their superstar colt Camelot getting a long-odds-on d(...)