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 Colin Keane onboard Siskin comes home to win ahead of Seamus Heffernan onboard Lope Y Fernandez in The Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh Racecourse last month. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

The Qatar Sussex Stakes can be billed as both a clash of the Guineas winners and of the generations but might ultimately justify billing as the race o(...)

Enable,  ridden by Frankie Dettori, wins the Darley Yorkshire Stakes in August, 2019. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes is shaping into a remarkable face-off between the two most powerful trainers in Britain and Ire(...)

Even So and jockey Colin Keane wins the Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh Racecourse. Photograph: PA

Ger Lyons equalised 2-2 with Aidan O’Brien in this year’s unique Curragh classic programme when Even So landed Saturday evening’s Juddmonte Irish Oaks(...)

Jessica Harrington: the trainer will have high hopes for ante-post favourite Cayenne Pepper’s chances in the Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Another “domestic only” Curragh classic means a rare home-trained winner of the Juddmonte Irish Oaks is assured on Saturday. Even ahead of September’(...)

Jessica Harrington could become the first woman to train an Irish Derby winner with Golden Maze in Saturday’s race at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby is different enough to almost demand a singular outcome on Saturday evening at the Curragh. Staged behind closed(...)

The Tattersalls Irish 1,000 GuineasSeamus Heffernan onboard Peaceful comes home to win the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has dismissed suggestions the ground for Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 1, 000 Guineas meeting at the Curragh was(...)

Jockey Ronan Whelan  and trainer Michael Halford will be looking to land their first Classic with Sinawann in Friday evening’s 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Photograph:  Alan Betson

With the sporting stage to itself, Friday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas, and other big races over the coming weeks, have been described as a “huge(...)

Local children watch the first race from outside Naas Racecourse as racing in Ireland resumes. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing resumed behind closed doors at Naas on Monday and was widely judged a ‘winner alright’. The first major live sporting action held in Ire(...)

Trainer Michael Halford oversees the morning workout of up to 85 horses at Copper Beech Stables, Duneany, Co Kildare. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Halford’s response when asked what the last 11 weeks have been like is simple: “The same, but different.” It sounds a contradictory statement(...)

The Guineas meeting will now take place at The Curragh over the weekend of July 12th and 13th while the Derby will take place on June 27th. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Government regulations that anyone entering Ireland has to self-isolate for 14 days could result in ‘domestic only’ Classics next month due to the Cov(...)

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