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Jockeys walk to the spectator-free parade ring for the opening race during day two of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Curragh Racecourse last weekend. Photo: PA Wire

Any Government move to increase crowd sizes at sporting events to 500 people will allow owners go racing but also increase costs for racecourses. Ah(...)

Dublin’s drink only-pubs will not be allowed to reopen next week as planned due to rising coronavirus cases in the capital.

Dublin’s drink only-pubs will not be allowed to reopen next week as planned due to rising coronavirus cases in the capital. The move to delay the Sep(...)

Dr Ronan Glynn: ‘It’s all time for us to redouble our effort to say safe.’

The rise in cases in Dublin is being driven by household transmission, the acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn has stated. Dr Glynn said ther(...)

Ghaiyyath ridden by jockey William Buick (second left) on the way to winning the Juddmonte International Stakes  at York Racecourse on August 19th. Photograph: David Davies/Pool/Getty Images

The seventh Irish Champions Weekend takes place in the grim circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic – although, from a racing point of view, it can (...)

Shane Crosse tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

No extra testing for coronavirus is planned for Irish Champions Weekend after star apprentice Shane Crosse became the first jockey to test positive fo(...)

Epidemiologist Prof Sam McConkey says the wide differences in Covid rates seen in Dublin shows a general lockdown of the city would not be justified. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Parts of Dublin have Covid-19 infection rates 2½ times as high as neighbouring areas in the capital, according to the latest figures from the Health P(...)

 Frankie Dettori riding Enable on their way to winning the Unibet September Stakes at Kempton Park Racecourse on Saturday in Sunbury, England. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Horse Racing Ireland has estimated that prizemoney for “Irish Champions Weekend” will be a third less than last year’s fund of €4.6 million. The impa(...)

Pattern performer Roaring Lion took the Irish Champion Stakes under Oisín Murphy in 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Irish Champion Stakes, €750,000 centrepiece of the upcoming Irish Champions Weekend, will not be sponsored. In April it was confirmed that Qatari(...)

Devious Company (right) is one of three cross-channel raiders lining up in the inaugural €320,000 EBF Ballyhane Stakes at Naas on Sunday. Photograph: David Davies/Pool via Getty Images

The richest race in Europe this weekend will be the inaugural €320,000 EBF Ballyhane Stakes at Naas on Sunday. This hugely lucrative pot is the most(...)

 Ryan Moore riding Love  in The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on June 7th in Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The prospect of Aidan O’Brien’s superstar filly Love in the Yorkshire Oaks is all many will need to relish Thursday’s racing action. With officials i(...)

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