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The Eric McNamara-trained Black Scorpion looks an intriguing option for  the Guinness Kerry National in Listowel. Photograph: Inpho

Black Scorpion is first reserve for Wednesday’s Guinness Kerry National but could prove the answer to Listowel’s €200,000 festival feature if he gets (...)

 Ryan Moore onboard Magical   at the Curragh. Magical is tipped to triumph in the Irish Champion Stakes. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien can call on both a Derby and a Guineas winner for Saturday’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes but it is the older filly Magical who bookmaker(...)

Romanised will take his chance on Sunday in the Prix Du Moulin in Paris. Photograph: Inpho

The Curragh’s chief executive has pledged that racing’s controversial new flagship facility will bring its A Game to the upcoming Irish Champions Week(...)

Joseph O’Brien: “I’ve no doubt it’s going to be a huge success. This year has seen great progress. It’ll be among the best facilities in the world if it’s not already.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien has given the under-fire Curragh a vote of confidence ahead of the upcoming ‘Irish Champions Weekend’. It will be the first Champions (...)

Ferdy Murphy: the popular trainer has died, aged 70,  following a long battle with cancer. Photograph: Pete Norton/Getty Images

Listowel’s festival team are bracing themselves for the impact of next week’s All-Ireland football final replay on the Co Kerry racing action. The hi(...)

Chris Hayes again picked up a six-day ban  after it was judged he had used his whip above shoulder height at Roscommon last month. Photograph: Inpho

Racing’s regulatory body has described the number of breaches of the whip rules as “unacceptable” and stood over its controversial new regulations. C(...)

Jockey Oisín Murphy on Roaring Lion after winning the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The time of Saturday week’s Irish Champions Weekend card at Leopardstown has been brought forward to avoid a clash with the All-Ireland football final(...)

Longclaw will be bidding for glory in Kentucky with Jamie Spencer on board.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Gordon Elliott is rapidly closing in on €1 million in prizemoney for the Irish National Hunt season but it’s a major $500,000 pot on the flat that the(...)

Denis Hogan: the Tipperary-based trainer was cleared of any blame but  was however ordered to pay €1,000 towards the costs of the investigation. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Racing’s regulatory body has defended the timeline which could see the first horse in this country to test positive for anabolic steroids back in act(...)

Jockey Chris Hayes with trainer Kevin Prendergast after Awtaad’s victory in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh in 2016.  Photograph:  Paul Mohan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Classic-winning jockey Chris Hayes has pointed to himself being one of three senior riders referred-on over their use of the whip last week as evidenc(...)

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