Dundalk racecourse. A new Polytrack won’t be in place until  next summer.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some of Ireland’s top jockeys have given a cautiously positive verdict on Dundalk’s all-weather surface although also adopting a wait-and-see attitud(...)

Flat racing at Ballinrobe will continue next year.

Flat racing at Ballinrobe has got an official green light to continue and the events that forced last week’s card at the Co Mayo track to be abandoned(...)

Clerk of the course Lorcan Wyer admitted to having serious concerns about the future of flat racing at Ballinrobe. Photo: Getty Images

Clerk of the course Lorcan Wyer admitted to having serious concerns about the future of flat racing at Ballinrobe after Monday evening’s fixture had t(...)

Declan McDonogh celebrates with Riven Light after winning on day two of the  Galway Festival in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Declan McDonogh can look forward to riding for Dermot Weld at Galway next week. He’d rather he wasn’t. In March, Pat Smullen, Weld’s No 1 rider for a(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Donnacha O’Brien celebrate after winning the Investec Oaks  at Epsom last Friday. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Bookmakers believe Donnacha O’Brien is firmly in the running to complete a notable family double by becoming Ireland’s champion jockey this year. The(...)

Ryan Moore: will be on board Rostropovich in Sunday’s Prix Du Jockey Club at Chantilly.   Photo: PA Wire

A low draw could be a complicating factor for Saxon Warrior in Saturday’s Epsom Derby but it looks a major plus for Rostropovich’s chance of giving Ai(...)

Faugheen:  was an odds-on favourite to defend his Champion Hurdle crown in 2016. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Champion trainer Willie Mullins’s vet, Tim Brennan, could face disqualification from racing for up to 10 years after being called to appear before a B(...)

The final two races at Naas on Sunday had to be abandoned for safety reasons due to a slippery surface on the bend into the straight. A number of hor(...)

Gordon Elliott felt the time was right to give some of his horses a short break. Photograph: Inpho

Top trainer Gordon Elliott is anticipating a return to normal service next week after not saddling a single runner in the last seven National Hunt fix(...)

Declan McDonogh: will  be on board four of Dermot Weld’s horses in Cork on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former champion jockey Declan McDonogh will be on board four horses for Dermot Weld at Cork on Saturday and the trainer plans to adopt a “best availab(...)

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