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Willie Mullins: Paul Townend has opted for Stratum over three other Mullins hopefuls in the featured Guinness Handicap Hurdle at Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Stratum gets another shot at translating his high-class flat ability into hurdles success at Galway on Friday. The Willie Mullins star takes another (...)

Snowfall ridden by Frankie Dettori won the British  Oaks at Epsom by 16 lengths and has been installed as a 2-7 favourite for Saturday’s Irish Oaks at the Curragh.  Photograph: John Walton /Getty Images

Snowfall is set to start one of the shortest Classic favourites in years at the Curragh on Saturday by bidding to become the 15th filly to complete th(...)

William Buick onboard Hurricane Lane comes home  ahead of Frankie Dettori onboard Lone Eagle to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hurricane Lane and William Buick got the better of Frankie Dettori’s mount Lone Eagle to record a one-two for cross-channel raiders in Saturday’s Duba(...)

Seamie Heffernan on High Definition wins the Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes at the Curragh in August 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s premier classic, the €1 million Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, will be watched by 1,000 spectators at the Curragh on Saturday. The carefully s(...)

Stradivarius is bidding for a fourth-consecutive Ascot Gold Cup win. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Since the status of Yeats as the most successful Ascot Gold Cup horse of all time is under threat on Thursday it’s perhaps no surprise Aidan O’Brien i(...)

Love is favourite to take Wednesday’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Getty

Love mightn’t be higher but she is older and gets to try to make up for lost time when returning to action at Royal Ascot on Wednesday. Aidan O’Brien(...)

Trainer Jim Bolger: Claimed in an interview that horse racing would soon have its own Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The body that represents Ireland’s racehorse trainers has pointed to an absence of positive drug tests in Irish-trained horses when racing abroad as e(...)

Pyledriver ridden by jockey Martin Dwyer (right) wins the Coronation Cup at Epsom last Friday. Photograph: PA

The hugely popular Coronation Cup winner Pyledriver is likely to sidestep next week’s Royal Ascot action and wait for a tilt at the King George in Jul(...)

Shergar’s going-away Epsom Derby victory of 1981.

Before becoming part of folklore, or reduced to a shabby punchline, Shergar was one of the finest racehorses of the last half-century. A tragic myste(...)

Trainer Ger Lyons: ‘We need to cop on and let them go racing.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Classic winning trainer Ger Lyons has warned that racehorse owners are getting “antsy” and urged the sport’s authorities to let them go racing again a(...)

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