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Over the years Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien  has thrown 14 horses without success at the $6 million climax to US racing’s shop-window event. Photograph: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Del Mar is where the turf meets the surf but just after midnight it will be once again where the turf meets the dirt as Aidan O’Brien maintains his do(...)

Giant’s Causeway’s narrow loss to Tiznow at Churchill Downs in 2000 is the closest Aidan O’Brien has come to winning the Breeders Cup Classic. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/Getty Images.

Del Mar is a first-time Breeders Cup host venue later this week and Aidan O’Brien and the Coolmore Stud team are likely to be keeping their fingers cr(...)

 Aidan O’Brien celebrates as Saxon Warrior wins at Doncaster to secure the trainer a record 26 Group One winners in a single year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

World records are easy to understand and inevitably provoke fascination about the holder. So Aidan O’Brien’s magnificent achievement in saddling a re(...)

Racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien with wife Anne-Marie at the Ballydoyle stables in Co Tipperary. Work practices at the yard have come under scrutiny by the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the case of an employer with a culture of seemingly excessive working hours, at what stage does volunteering for extra work become obligatory? An(...)

Horses being exercised at Ballydoyle: an argument is being made over the classification of the operation as agriculture or industry.

Exercise riders and grooms at the country’s leading racing stable worked for up to 19 hours a day, the Labour Court heard on Wednesday. Ballydoyle Ra(...)

The jewel in Ireland’s classic calendar will be run on a building site in front of a restricted 6,000 capacity making do with facilities which consist of little more than tents. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

This Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh will see a new classic champion added to the roll of honour in Ireland’s richest horse race(...)

Permian ridden by  William Buick wins the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Godolphin charge won’t be appearing in the Irish Derby. Photograph:   John Walton/PA

 A resurgent Godolphin took its Coolmore Stud rival to the wire at Royal Ascot but a Dubai Duty Irish Derby head-to-head between racing’s great s(...)

 Ryan Moore on Caravaggio  wins the Commonwealth Cup on day four of Royal Ascot. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Caravaggio has been acclaimed by Aidan O’Brien as “the fastest horse we have ever had” after the unbeaten star kicked off a grey Group One double for (...)

Harpist Marina Cassidy chats with Maurice Moloney of Fethard Business & Tourism Group, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joe McGrath, chief executive of Tipperary County Council, at the launch of the Fethard Horse Country Experience. Photograph: Pat Moore.

One of the country’s most important walled towns, which has a long association with horseracing, now has a landmark visitor attraction to commemorate (...)

Aidan O’Brien: trainer told the Appeals & Referrals Committee panel he was allowed to differ with their opinion. Photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s new “non-trier” rule claimed its most notable scalps on Monday when Aidan O’Brien’s appeal against the penalties imposed in relation to(...)

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