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St Mark’s Basilica:  tops the world thoroughbred rankings and is favourite to claim the €1m Irish Champion Stakes. at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/via  Getty Images

The eighth edition of Irish Champions Weekend could see record 10th victories in both of its feature events and yet there’s little or no dispute as to(...)

Galileo’s son Bolshoi Ballet wins the Belmont Derby on Saturday.

The size of the hole left in world bloodstock by the death on Saturday of Galileo, the predominant sire of the last quarter century, was underlined la(...)

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 (...)

Minding wins The Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in October, 2016, one of seven Group One successes in a career that brought in €2.6m in prizemoney. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Brilliant filly Minding, the winner of seven Group One races, has been retired. The daughter of Galileo had not been seen in competitive action since(...)

Aidan O’Brien: A first race on dirt had been originally mooted for his star last week. Photograph: Inpho

Reports in America indicate thePrix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Found will defend her crown in Saturday night’s Breeders’ Cup Turf rather than attemp(...)

Eddie Lynam, trainer of Anthem Alexander: “If the ground at the Curragh is good or quicker we will go there very hopeful. If it is the slow side of good we will go there with our fingers crossed.” Photo: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Next Sunday’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh is Europe’s first Group One of the season for two year olds and the €200,000 feature could see e(...)

The Irish-bred yearling filly sold for a record €6.2 million this week at Tattersall’s in Newmarket, England

Irish thoroughbred breeders have sold horses worth €86 million over the last three weeks at auctions marked by several record-breaking deals done main(...)