Trainer Paul Deegan has high hopes for his charge Avenue Gabriel. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/ INPHO

Trainer indicates 2015 Matron Stakes may be target for star filly

Chris Hayes and Sruthan can kick-off a potential Listed weekend double for the Chris Hayes-Paul team. Photograph: Inpho

Unsettled forecast shouldn’t be a concern for the Chris Hayes-Paul Deegan team

Free Eagle under Pat Smullen coasts home to victory in the Group Three KPMG Enterprise Stakes at Leopardstown last month. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dermot Weld to make a late decision on prospect’s participation in Champion Stakes

“Obviously I am very concerned about the going for Free Eagle and I will be speaking to the owner (Moyglare Stud.) But there is no rush. We could leave a decision until Saturday when we see what the track is like,” Dermot Weld said today.

Trainer will not decide if star colt will run in QIPCO stakes at Ascot until Saturday

 Free Eagle is set to contest the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot next Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Strong Irish challenge for €5.7m weekend of racing at Ascot and Newmarket

Bill Shankly with Liverpool players after a Charity Shield victory. “Shankly chose to believe football was about more than ‘assets’ and was able to convince a city he was right.” Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images.

Why should the Kop choose to care if its striker/asset doesn’t?

Joseph O’Brien celebrates after winning the Irish Derby on Australia. Aidan O’Brien’s dual Derby winning colt was retired at the weekend. Photograph: PA Wire.

Consultation process for €55m redevelopment of the Curragh begins this week

Steven Clements aboard Quick Jack on his way to winning the Connacht Hotel Handicap at this year’s Galway Festival in Ballybrit. Photograph: Inpho.

Bryan Cooper returns in €200,000 Munster National after recovery from broken leg

Aidan O’Brien: savvy handler sends out Order of St George in Group Three opener at Newmarket. Photograph: Inpho

Renewal has history of throwing up future classic winners: Nashwan and Kinston Hill

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