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 Anthony Van Dyck winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 1st. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Curragh authorities are examining if further steps can be taken to encourage greater international participation in future in the Dubai Duty Free (...)

 Seamie Heffernan riding Anthony Van Dyck to victory in  The Investec Derby Stakes at Epsom. O’Brien’s runner will bid for a double in the  Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Anthony Van Dyck headlines Aidan O’Brien’s six contenders for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday. The Investec Derby winner, (...)

Hermosa ridden by jockey Wayne Lordan wins the Qipco 1000 Guineas during  at Newmarket and will now bid for the Coronation Stakes.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Aidan O’Brien’s dual-1,000 Guineas winner Hermosa didn’t get a chance to be a triple-classic star but instead has an opportunity to join an elite club(...)

Ger Lyons: “I’d rather win a Phoenix than be second in a Coventry on bad ground”

The Royal Ascot countdown is firmly under way, although testing ground conditions could make Ger Lyons’s mind up about whether or not to run his star (...)

 Frankie Dettori riding Private Secretary to victory in the The British Stallion Studs EBF Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood on Friday in Chichester, England. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Curragh authorities are promising a new dawn for Irish racing’s HQ although it is classic veteran Frankie Dettori who could wind up providing star(...)

Trainers have expressed concern over the track at Dundalk Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers says the “vast majority” of its members have lost confidence in the controversial all-weather circu(...)

Noel Fehily onboard Eglantine Du Seuil (left) clears the last ahead of Gavin Sheehan onboard Indefatigable to win the National Hunt Breeders   Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle at  Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Al Boum Photo provided the ultimate reputational boost to Easter Sunday’s Fairyhouse feature by winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month and that se(...)

A  sign at Huntingdon Racecourse after a bout of equine flu forced the cancellation of all British racing last Thursday. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Each day that passes without racing in Britain adds to the suspicion of authorities there having created a rod for their own back by responding to the(...)

 Trainer Ger Lyons: “If you keep giving vaccine to horses you’re going to mess them up.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New mandatory Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board vaccine measures have been labelled potentially dangerous by one of the country’s top trainers Ger Ly(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  may send both the Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Could It Be Love and Most Gifted to the Listed Wentworth Stakes.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ireland’s flat campaign on the turf finished on Sunday but Irish trainers could still target this Saturday’s finale to the British season in strength.(...)

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