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Seamus Heffernan on Peaceful comes home to win The Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Caroline Norris

It will be a unique behind-closed-doors Royal Ascot this week but what remains the same is how Aidan O’Brien is favourite to be leading trainer there (...)

Local children watch the first race from outside Naas Racecourse as racing in Ireland resumes. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing resumed behind closed doors at Naas on Monday and was widely judged a ‘winner alright’. The first major live sporting action held in Ire(...)

A Naas Racecourse staff member sprays disinfectant as preparations continue for the resumption of horse racing on Monday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Today sees major competitive sport take place in Ireland for the first time since lockdown commenced when racing resumes behind closed doors at Naas. (...)

Ryan Moore riding Love on their way to winning the Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse. Photograph: PA

Aidan O’Brien will have a dozen runners when racing resumes behind closed doors in Ireland on Monday but on Sunday all he needed was Love to win the Q(...)

The window that fell out of the Champions Gallery at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday. Officials believe it could have been caused by a chemical reaction. Photograph:   David Davies/Getty Images

A chemical reaction within a pane of toughened glass is the suspected cause of a bizarre accident as horse racing returned to Newmarket. Seats in the (...)

All the Group One contests at this year’s Royal  Ascot will be run for £250,000 (€278,000). Photograph; Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The huge impact that the two-and-a-half month suspension and the ongoing requirement to race behind closed doors will have on the sport’s balance shee(...)

Trainer Aidan Fogarty will run Forever In Dreams when racing resumes behind closed doors at Naas next Monday.

Forever In Dreams is one of the star names among a total of 236 entries for Monday’s meeting at Naas, which signals the resumption of racing in Irelan(...)

Ryan Moore wins on Arizona at the Curragh last year. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The prospect of a crammed classic schedule means Aidan O’Brien anticipates having to split his 2,000 Guineas and Derby prospects between Ireland and E(...)

Racing at Newcastle, England, in December 2018. File photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Newcastle is set to host the opening fixture if racing in Britain is able to resume as hoped behind closed doors on June 1st. Racing last took place (...)

Ireland’s Cian O’Connor and Waterford Crystal celebrate winning the gold medal at the Athens Olympic Games in 2004. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

On the morning of the individual showjumping competition at the 2012 Olympics, Cian O’Connor got out of bed at six o’clock and took his competition wh(...)

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