Barney Curley

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Barney Curley in  1984. Photograph: Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

With a mischievous twinkle in his eye and a get-rich-quick scheme always up his sleeve, Barney Curley was a very Irish sort of scoundrel. He was a hus(...)

Frankie Dettori at Bellewstown Racecourse with Barney Curley’s famous phone box in the background. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Frankie Dettori punched the air with delight and produced his trademark flying dismount after teaming up with his old friend Johnny Murtagh to win Bar(...)

Franke Dettori is set for his maiden ride at Bellewstown on Thursday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Frankie Dettori is set for his first-ever ride at Bellewstown, after he was one of 14 jockeys declared to ride in a special race at the Co Meath track(...)

Jim Bolger says he won’t be confident about Poetic Flare’s stamina until after Saturday week. Photograph:  Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The upcoming Irish Champions Weekend has got a further boost with Poetic Flare being pointed towards a potential “race of the season” at Leopardstown.(...)

Dermot Weld believes the digital Covid  passport could be used to safely increase attendances at Irish race meetings. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dermot Weld has warned there is a grave danger in failing to allow more spectators go racing in Ireland. Growing frustration within the sport at the (...)

Jamie Spencer has been champion jockey in both Ireland and Britain and has won 33 Group races worldwide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Trade Storm’s odds always indicated a neat fairytale-finale for Jamie Spencer in Hong Kong over the weekend was a long-shot. In contrast the odds abou(...)

Bookmakers had been on red-alert from early morning after latching on to the well-backed quintet. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary few hours yesterday saw bookmakers hit for huge amounts after five heavily-backed horses obliged around England, at least four of whi(...)