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Rashaan and Davy Russell jumping the last to win the Keelings  Hurdle during day two of the Fairyhouse Easter festival at Ratoath, Co Meath.  Photograph: PA

The one-time €8,500 Aga Khan cast-off Rashaan took his career earnings to almost €250,000 with a gutsy Grade Two success at Fairyhouse on Easter Monda(...)

A view of the new stand at the Curragh Racecourse. The 10,500 square metre stand caters for up to 6,000 people inside its four levels while its surrounds can cope with over 10,000.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Almost two decades after the Aga Khan announced a decrepit Curragh needed urgent resuscitation, construction work on Irish racing’s spectacular new sh(...)

Davy Russell and Presenting Percy en-route to victory in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in 2018. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Presenting Percy is set to take the first step towards potential Cheltenham Gold Cup glory at Punchestown on Sunday. Last season’s top novice is alre(...)

A unique four-in-a-row in Australia’s all-aged championship event would extend Winx’s winning streak to 29 races and cement her place in Australian sporting folklore. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty  *

Beating the Australian national institution that is Winx could prove a task beyond even Aidan O’Brien although this is a bank holiday weekend that cou(...)

Trainer John ’Shark’ Hanlon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing was rocked on Wednesday when trainer John ‘Shark’ Hanlon was given a suspended 18 month sentence of his licence after his Galway festival(...)

 Eziyra could be bound for the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare at Churchill Downs in November. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Eziyra has the $2 million Breeders Cup Filly & Mare at Churchill Downs in November as an “ultimate target” but her trainer Dermot Weld has more i(...)

 Concerns have been expressed over the size and suitability of the proposed parade ring in   the redeveloped Curragh. The new facility is scheduled to be officially open in April.  Photo: Handout/Curragh Racecourse

The potential impact on the overall cost of the Curragh redevelopment created by any reconstruction of the parade ring won’t be known until the projec(...)

President Higgins and his wife Sabina meeting Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, Aga Khan IV. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins hosted the Aga Khan at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin on Saturday marking the Shia Muslim leader’s 60th anniversary in (...)

Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway in 1979. Escorts hold umbrellas over the priests who are administering Holy Communion.

Radio folk from the BBC World Service were in town last week making a programme about the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and – having grown up listeni(...)

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind on Sky Atlantic this Sunday. Photograph: Jay Paul/The New York Times

Big Star’s Little Star Saturday, ITV, 7pm If you’ve ever been embarrassed by your kids choosing a particularly inopportune moment to loudly blurt out (...)

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