Lightning Spear ridden by jockey Oisín Murphy on his way to winning the Qatar Sussex Stakes  at Goodwood Racecourse. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

Persistence finally received its reward here on Wednesday as Lightning Spear and Oisín Murphy, who had been beaten in all 14 of their previous starts (...)

Pat Smullen: will miss Leopardstown’s last fixture of the campaign on Saturday due to suspension. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Smullen unearthed a classic prospect for 2018 with Contingent’s sparkling debut at Leopardstown on Sunday and in the process perhaps revived his p(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Golden Horn celebrates winning the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown racecourse on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Irish racing’s top official said the sponsor of Saturday’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes was informed two days beforehand of the decision to move for(...)

Chopin trainer Ger Lyons, who is based in Co Meath. Photograph: Inpho

The influence of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani within Irish racing can be further advertised by German import Chopin in Leopardstown’s Heritage Stakes. Qat(...)

Jamie Spencer riding Master Of Irony to victory in the 32Red/Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes at Lingfield. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jamie Spencer was back in the winner’s enclosure after his first ride since announcing he was to carry on riding when partnering Master Of Irony to vi(...)

Thierry Jarnet riding Treve (centre) crosses the finishing line to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe horse race at Longchamp, outside Paris, earlier this month.  There is a growing interest in Irish bloodstock in Qatar: Sheikh Fahad Al Thani of the Qatari royal family and Mubarak Al Naemi, chairman of the Qatar Owners’ and Breeders’ Association both invested in Irish stud farms recently. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Increasing links between the Irish and Qatari horse industries was discussed yesterday when Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney met Qatari business(...)

Jamie Spencer onboard Just the Judge (red colours) on his way to winning the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien, European racing’s traditional superpower team, had to endure their superstar colt Camelot getting a long-odds-on d(...)