Trainer Gordon Elliott has 18 entries in the “Winter Festival” at Fairyhouse. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Having hit a century of winners in Ireland this season over the weekend, Gordon Elliott’s sights will turn to the first bumper Grade One programme of (...)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7bn (€4.8bn) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter. File photograph: Getty

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway placed a $5.7 billion (€4.8 billion) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter, as the billionaire(...)

The bookmaker sector is looking to spring 2021 and the prospect of festivals such as Fairyhouse and Punchestown. File Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

Ireland’s on-course bookmakers admit they face a “grim” Christmas and are pinning their hopes for a return to business on a future extensive vaccine p(...)

People celebrate outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center after Joe Biden was declared winner of the 2020 presidential election. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP via Getty Images

As news broke that Joe Biden had defeated Donald Trump in the race for the White House, cities across the US saw wild celebrations from supporters of (...)

Voters gather  during midnight voting as part of the first ballots cast in the US election in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire,  a village of 12 residents. Photograph: JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images

The mood is one of anxious trepidation in Washington DC as Americans go to the polls today in what is effectively a referendum on Donald Trump. On th(...)

James Stewart talking to his imaginary rabbit while  Peggy Dow, as a nurse, and Charles Drake, as a doctor, look on, in a still from director Henry Koster’s film, Harvey. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It was an old late-night black-and-white film on television that took me back to long-ago Halloween times in our house. I watched James Stewart play(...)

Willie Mullins will have Stratum and True Self in next week’s Melbourne Cup. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Willie Mullins has admitted to being “pleasantly surprised” at how racing has coped with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Ireland’s champion N(...)

Minella Indo is set to line up at Wexford on Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The rug will be taken off the first major Cheltenham Gold Cup contender to emerge this season when Minella Indo lines up at Wexford on Bank Holiday Mo(...)

 Princess Zoe recording one of her two wins at the Galway festival at Ballybrit. Next up for the popular mare is Sunday’s Prix Royal-Oak in Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The remarkable Princess Zoe will try to emulate staying legends Yeats and Vinnie Roe by winning Sunday’s Prix Royal-Oak in Paris. Tony Mullins’s ma(...)

Sitting on Santa’s knee  will be out this year for so many obvious reasons. Photograph: iStock

It is easy to get caught up in the madness of crowds. This page found itself in a toy shop exactly a week ago after hearing reports of parents panic-b(...)

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