Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Jim Bolger: will continue to be one of Godolphin’s three trainers in Ireland.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Sheikh Mohammed’s plans for a new streamlined Godolphin bloodstock operation will have no impact on his Irish racing interests with the ruler of Duba(...)

Willie McCreery: trainer said Devonshire has been a warrior all year without winning. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Willie McCreery is keen to find Devonshire an opportunity to get her head in front before the season is out following another good effort in defeat at(...)

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(...)

P Ryan Moore on Found wins the l Prix Marcel Boussac–Criterium Des Pouliches at Longchamp racecourse last  October in Paris, France. Found is one of five O’Brien-trained fillies left in after the five-day stage for the  Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas.   Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A seventh win in Sunday’s Tattersalls Irish 1, 000 Guineas would see Aidan O’Brien equal the record-tally of victories in the fillies classic and Foun(...)

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 and Adelaide en route to success in the Cox Plate at the weekend. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

Magician is set to lead a select Irish raiding party on this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita and will join a select group if he can record back-to(...)

 Trainer Dermot Weld’s Pale Mimosa is set to return to Longchamp and bid for an elusive Group One success in Sunday’s €350,000 Prix Royal-Oak. Photograph: Inpho

Pale Mimosa is set to return to Longchamp and bid for an elusive Group One success in Sunday’s €350,000 Prix Royal-Oak. Dermot Weld’s mare ran (...)

 Craig Williams rides Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the George Ryder Stakes during Guineas Day at Rosehill Gardens on March 29th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

If the perfect race could be designed for Gordon Lord Byron it might just be Sunday’s Prix de la Foret at Longchamp and Irish flat racing’s fairy-tale(...)

Fiesolana ridden by Billy Lee wins The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes during the Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

With the sun shining on Leopardstown, and the crowds having poured in to tee up a perfect ‘Champions Weekend’ inauguration, it seemed a perfect outcom(...)