Karl Burke

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Jessica Harrington’s Alpha Centauri (L) has been retired through injury a day after her shock loss to Laurens at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Saturday’s ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ programme at Leopardstown has had a bitter twist by proving to be the final instalment in the racing careers of b(...)

 Oisín Murphy riding Roaring Lion (left) gets up to beat Ryan Moore and Saxon Warrior to claim the  Qipco Irish Champion Stakes  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Oisín Murphy described as “surreal” Roaring Lion’s stirring defeat of old rival Saxon Warrior in Saturday evening’s Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leo(...)

Roger Varian: his Realtra ended a run of three wins in a row in the seven furlong for Dermot Weld a year ago. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ken Condon’s Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Romanised is set to have one more run in 2018, with a return to France for Longchamp’s Prix de La Foret a like(...)

Happily (R) is bidding for French Oaks glory on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien will hope it’s a classic case of third time lucky for his star filly Happily in Sunday’s French Oaks. Happily started favourite for bot(...)

Bookmaker reaction after Tuesday’s forfeit stage was to install the Newmarket fourth Elarqam as a marginal 9-4 favourite over Gustav Klimt at 3-1.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It is 21 years since Aidan O’Brien first burst on the classic scene with a famous Curragh Guineas double and the legendary trainer is shaping up to tr(...)

 PJ McDonald and Laurens (R) take the  Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Laurens was called the winner after a thrilling climax to the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket. Having won the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster last mon(...)

Quiet Reflection ridden by Martin Harley (right) on their way to winning the Renaissance Stakes at Naas Racecourse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

There was a notable British hat-trick at Naas on Sunday when Yorkshire-based trainer Karl Burke led the way with a Group Three double, highlighted by (...)

Quiet Reflection won the Commonwealth Cup and the Haydock Sprint Cup in 2016 but reappears with plenty to prove in the Renaissance Stakes. Photograph: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien hasn’t finalised his team for next weekend’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe so speculation on the 2018 Derby might seem very premature were (...)

Gordana by Dragana Jurisic

My Own Unknown – Dragana Jurisic Stray – Paul Gaffney Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin ★★★★★ Few people can have had as dramatic a beginning in photo(...)

Listen closely to the silence around you right now and you may be able to pick up some remarkable things floating through the atmosphere. Pat Coll(...)

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