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Colm O’Donoghue on Alpha Centauri. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Neither Aidan O’Brien or Jessica Harrington believe the state of the Leopardstown ground had anything to do with the career-ending injuries sustained (...)

The gates of Coolmore Stud, which have been closed to all but the most well connected among the world’s horseracing set for more than 40 years, are to open to the public for the first time this summer. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The gates of Coolmore Stud, which have been closed to all but the most well connected among the world’s horseracing set for more than 40 years, are to(...)

Sean Levey riding Billesdon Brook (L) celebrates winning The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Aidan O’Brien’s Kentucky Derby dream came to nothing on Saturday but he still emerged from the weekend with a Triple Crown prospect and a key role in (...)

Sub Lieutenant will try to go one better than his runner-up spot to Sizing John last year in the Grade Three Horse & Jockey Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye

Sub Lieutenant is a 50-1 outsider for Cheltenham Gold Cup glory in March but could take a significant step towards steeplechasing’s ‘Blue Riband’ at (...)

Just Like Butter, one of the JDS brands being acquired by Lisavaird Food Group

Lisavaird Food Group has agreed a deal to acquire butter and dairy spreads specialist JDS in a deal that industry analysts suggest could be worth more(...)

 Andrea Atzeni celebrates winning the Pretty Polly Stakes on Nezwaah at the Curragh Racecourse, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The English-trained Nezwaah secured Group One glory in Sunday’s Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, on an afternoon when Aidan O’Brien revealed the ou(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) on the way to  winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photograph:   PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien won a 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday when the Séamus Heffernan ridden Capri won the €1.5 million Curragh highlight at odds(...)

Straffan Lodge, a 5,000sq ft Georgian family home, with racehorse breeding in its past

When it comes to thoroughbred estates, Kildare is in a league of its own. The county is the racehorse-breeding capital not just of the country but, th(...)

Turf Club: “Horses have to try and obtain their best possible placing, which was always the case. But now they also have to be seen to do it. That’s the fundamental difference.”

The Turf Club has said trainers and jockeys need to get used to its “non-trier” rules after Aidan O’Brien failed in his appeal against sanctions for a(...)

JP McManus (pictured) and John Magnier sold the property to Norges Bank Real Estate Management. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Horse-racing tycoons John Magnier and JP McManus have sold an office and retail building on Place Vendome in Paris to Norway’s oil-rich sovereign weal(...)

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