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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’(...)

Séamus Heffernan celebrates Highland Reel’s victory in the Longines Turf race at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Photograph:  Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

It’s not contradictory that Séamus Heffernan is both racing’s most enduring understudy and one of the most successful Irish jockeys of all time. The (...)

Luke Dempsey celebrates winning the 2019  Galway Plate with Borice. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has announced the Galway Festival will remain a seven-day meeting on its original dates this year. However, there will be signif(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s Magic Wand finished fourth in the Cox Plate. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Japanese raider Lys Gracieux claimed the Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moonee Valley as British runner Danceteria failed to figure. Trained by Yoshito Yahag(...)

Longclaw will be bidding for glory in Kentucky with Jamie Spencer on board.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Gordon Elliott is rapidly closing in on €1 million in prizemoney for the Irish National Hunt season but it’s a major $500,000 pot on the flat that the(...)

Aidan O’Brien: has amassed a total of 65 winners at Royal Ascot during his extraordinary training career. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

A good start to Royal Ascot 2019 could tee Aidan O’Brien up for more history at British racing’s biggest meeting of the year. In 2016 Ireland’s champ(...)

Phoenix Of Spain and  Jamie Spencer winning  the  Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on May 25th. Photograph:   PA Wire

Leading jockey Robbie Power is set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a back injury in a fall at Ballinrobe last week. The Cheltenham Gold(...)

Phoenix of Spain ridden by Jamie Spencer stretches away to win the  Tattersalls  2,000 Guineas at the  Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

Phoenix Of Spain upstaged his old rivals Too Darn Hot and Magna Grecia to take the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas in emphatic fashion at the Curragh.(...)

Joel Rosario rides Jaywalk to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies  at Churchill Downs. Photograph:  Darron Cummings/AP Photo

Aidan O’Brien drew a blank on Day One of the Breeders Cup where it was the Godolphin team that saved European pride with Line Of Duty’s victory in the(...)

Mendelssohn with Ryan Moore winning   last year in Del Mar, California.  Photograph:  Horsephotos/Getty Images

A total of 15 Irish-trained horses are among the strong European challenge for the 35th Breeders Cup in Kentucky this week. Aidan O’Brien has 13 ent(...)

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