Charlie Swan

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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 (...)

The Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland is at the Curragh on September 15th. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Smullen has ruled out riding in his charity race at next month’s Longines Irish Champions Weekend after a setback in his health. The multiple Gro(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Royal Caviar leads over the last from Davy Russell on Some Plan in the 2017 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Paul Townend will be crowned champion jockey at the end of next week’s Punchestown festival. Rachael Blackmore is runner-up after her groundbreaking s(...)

Jack Kennedy celebrates Samcro’s win in the  Ballymore Novices Hurdle at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is less than four years since Jack Kennedy rode his first winner. Since then there have been almost 250 more. They include 16 Grade Ones. He had f(...)

Ruby Walsh: 'This is what I do, this is what I’m able to do and what I like doing. I’ll do it as long as I can get away with it.' Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ruby Walsh is just fine, thanks for asking. You could be forgiven for imagining that this might not necessarily be the case since we are here in the (...)

Irish international polo player Siobhán Herbst (astride horse) with colleague April Kent: Ms  Herbst is running what she says is Ireland’s largest polo event, for charity, in Phoenix Park.

Irish racehorses are being retrained as polo ponies as owners across Europe look for alternatives to increasingly expensive but top-rated Argentine bl(...)

Racehorse rainer Edward O’Grady. File image: Alan Betson

Leading racehorse trainer Edward O’Grady led tributes to his late wife Maria at her funeral Mass when hundreds gathered to mourn the popular televisio(...)

 David Mullins on Petit Mouchoir wins the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The return of racing at Punchestown on Wednesday indicates a changing of the seasons and Petit Mouchoir’s racecourse debut over fences will be eagerly(...)

Yorkhill, ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the JLT Novices Steeple Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Yorkhill is the headline act among 24 entries for the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on April 16th. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was an (...)

Istabraq and Charlie Swan are led back after winning their third  Champion Hurdle in a row in 2000. Photograph: Healy Racing

At the festival, every race is its own whirlwind. A twister onto itself, whipping through Cheltenham in half an hour, just in time for the next one t(...)

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