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William Buick on Native Trail comes home to win in the 2021 Longines Irish Champions Weekend at the Curragh in September 2021. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Native Trail is an odds-on favourite to regain winning form in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Europe’s champion two-year-(...)

James Doyle celebrates on Cachet after winning the Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes  at Newmarket. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Jockey James Doyle joined an elite group of riders by completing the Newmarket classic double on Sunday as Cachet landed the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas. Hav(...)

Search for a Song winning at the Curragh last year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On the eve of next week’s Punchestown festival, domestic weekend action is confined to a pair of flat fixtures on Saturday where a mix of proven Grou(...)

 Cross Country Chase at Cheltenham. Jack Kennedy on Delta Work (right) with Davy Russell on Tiger Roll. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Delta Work is close to topping the Randox Grand National betting market and has a shot at morphing from spoilsport to Aintree hero this Saturday. The(...)

Davy Russell and Fil Dor win the   the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle during the  Christmas festival at Leopardstown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Punters can’t complain about a lack of form-lines in Friday’s JCB Triumph Hurdle although the nature of the juvenile championship could make for a con(...)

Richard Johnson riding Thyme Hill clear the last to win The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There are bigger fields this week at Cheltenham but perhaps none that present such a puzzle as Thursday’s Paddy Power Stayers Hurdle. Analyse the clai(...)

Jockey Nico de Boinville onboard Constitution Hill comes home to win the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

From a cross-channel perspective, after Day 1 of Cheltenham it must have been tempting to ask ‘crisis – what crisis?” Left to lick their wounds for a(...)

The National Parents Council Primary has called for flexibility around the enforcement of the new mask wearing rules. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

Primary schools have reported high compliance rates of between 90 and 100 per cent on the first day of new rules which require pupils in third class u(...)

Katie McCabe and Megan Connolly in training action ahead of Tuesday’s crucial World Cup qualifier. Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/Inpho

Tonight’s World Cup qualifier against Finland in Helsinki represents a crucial opportunity for the Irish soccer team to translate recent good form int(...)

Rachael Blackmore, pictured celebrating victory at the Randox Grand National Handicap Chase in April, returns from injury this weekend. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Almost 100 days after fracturing an ankle and picking up a hip injury in a fall at Killarney in July Rachael Blackmore returns to action this weekend.(...)

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