Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Inpho.

Changes to racing programme needed to give €1.25M Curragh classic further prestige

 Pique Sous rider in the Galway Hurdle Paul Townend:  
“I’m looking forward to the ride. He seems to be in very good form.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former champion jockey looking for repeat Galway Hurdle victory on hot favourite

 Ryan Moore guiding Pique Sous to victory in the e Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Ascot winner also at the forefront of the betting for York’s Ebor on August 23rd

 Kevin Manning riding Trading Leather to win The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at Curragh last year. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Aidan O’Brien bidding for a fourth success in Britain’s most prestigious open-age flat race

Fame or Shame? Many of the controversial baseball figures  remain steadfastly perched on the ‘never-tested-positive’ rampart.

Momentum gathering to allowing those suspected of cheating become ‘Famers’

Paul Townend speaking with trainer Willie Mullins. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Townend looks a significant booking for Silverpockets in Ballinrobe

Mango Diva ridden by Ryan Moore (second right) on the way to winning the Kilboy Estate Stakes from second placed Lahinch Classics ridden by Wayne Lordan  at the Curragh. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Jockey picks up a one-day suspension for use of the whip but English raider secures impressive Group Two success at the Curragh

Luca Cumani  has turned to Kevin Manning’s vast local knowledge for Volume today and that could tip things towards a fifth Irish classic win for the Newmarket trainer. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Luca Cumani’s raider has the ability to see off local challengers in Curragh classic

Tarasha is joint-second favourite for Saturday’s  Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Aidan O’Brien’s six runners likely to fall short in Curragh event

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