Frankie Dettori riding Golden Horn celebrates winning the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown racecourse on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Irish racing’s top official said the sponsor of Saturday’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes was informed two days beforehand of the decision to move for(...)

  Sea Moon, seen here   defeating Oasis Bloom  at Caulfield Racecourse in Melbourne, is John Oxx’s likely choice for a tilt at a fifth Irish St Leger. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

John Oxx will hope headgear can help Auld Brig succeed at Gowran today, but looks like hanging his Champions Weekend hopes on Sea Moon as he pursues a(...)

 The Grey Gatsby edges out Australia in last year’s Irish Champion Stakes, which was ranked 11th on the 2014 World list. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Leopardstown officials are confidently anticipating an attendance hike of at least 10 per cent for Saturday week’s first leg of ‘Longines Champions(...)

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

The Qipco Champion Stakes has been a notably elusive prize for Irish-trained horses with just a single winner in the last 40 years but it is being t(...)

Stepper Point ridden by Martin Dwyer win the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes during the Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh Racecourse, Co Kildare, last weekend. Photograph: PA Wire

Hopes that a Group 1 sprint can form part of the Champions Weekend programme are among long-term goals for Irish racing’s new shop-window event which (...)

Leopardstown are expecting a big crowd at its ‘Champions Weekend’ meeting.

The final push of a near six-month promotion campaign is underway for the upcoming ‘Champions Weekend’ with Horse Racing Ireland estimating a final c(...)

Sea The Stars wins the 2009 running of  the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Leopardstown’s authorities are ultimately aiming at Christmas festival-type crowds for their segment of the new “Champions Weekend” formula which is (...)