Joseph O’Brien celebrates winning the Irish Derby on Australia last year with his father and trainer Aidan O’Brien, owner JP Magnier, and other connections and relatives. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This Saturday sees the 150th Irish Derby at the Curragh, a landmark moment in the history of Ireland’s premier classic race with its evocative roll ca(...)

William Buick riding Golden Horn to victory in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

An attritional run-in has resulted in an Epsom Derby shape that would have seemed unlikely at the start of the season but which could provide Frankie (...)

 Cashel Place Hotel in Co Tipperary: architectural gem

One of Ireland architectural gems, the Cashel Palace Hotel in Co Tipperary, is to offered for sale at a guide price in excess of €2.25 million. John (...)

Val Lamb receiving a presentation from Irish Times caseroom staff on the occasion of his retirement. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Valentine Lamb, always known as Val, was an outspoken editor of the weekly Irish Field for 33 years who articulated a clear vision of a better future (...)

Windsor Road is one of those lovely Victorian streets of warm redbrick houses that seem endlessly adaptable to contemporary family life. At the end(...)

Ireland under-19s beat France 13-10 in Marcoussis. Photograph: FFR

Ireland beat France 13-10 in the first of two Under-19 internationals between the countries at the French training base of Marcoussis, just outside Pa(...)

Willie Mullins at the gallops at his Closutton headquarters in Carlow. He will bring a formidable 50-strong team to Cheltenham. Photo: Niall Carson/PA

The scale of Willie Mullins’s overarching influence at Cheltenham next week can be gauged in any number of statistical permutations, but few have put (...)

The new-look Darren Clarke shows the fruits of his fitness regime. Photo: Warren Little/Getty Images

As the star attraction of the night entered the room, tall, tanned and toned, Vinny Fitzpatrick sank his bulging buttocks a little lower in his seat a(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld is aiming for a first success in the Breeders’ Cup in Santa Anita tonight. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld is a pioneer of world racing and it would be entirely appropriate were he to secure a first Breeders’ Cup success at Santa Anita tonight (...)

 Ryan Moore riding Found (blue and orange colours)  to victory in the  Prix Marcel Boussac  at Longchamp  in Paris. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Full Mast was named the winner of the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp after first past the post Gleneagles was demoted to third by the stewards.H(...)