Gavin Ryan on Saltonstall (right, white cap) inches out Tom Madden on Njord (red and white cap) at the last to win the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at the Galway Festival in 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Saltonstall has festival history in his sights on Tuesday when bidding for a unique hat-trick in Galway’s day two feature. The Ado McGuinness-traine(...)

Finny Maguire on Coltor (right) comes home to win the   Connacht Hotel  Handicap on the opening day of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Uncertainty continues to plague much more than the racing world but big race success for Dermot Weld almost brought an element of reassurance to day o(...)

Willie Mullins has been top trainer at Galway for the last six years with 61 winners in total. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins has made nine declarations for Monday’s all-Flat opening programme at the 2021 Galway Festival including half a (...)

William Buick onboard Hurricane Lane comes home  ahead of Frankie Dettori onboard Lone Eagle to win the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hurricane Lane and William Buick got the better of Frankie Dettori’s mount Lone Eagle to record a one-two for cross-channel raiders in Saturday’s Duba(...)

Queen Elizabeth  presents the leading trainers trophy to Aidan O’Brien on the final day of Royal Ascot in 2016. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

Odds on what colour hat the Queen might wear on day one of Royal Ascot is a sign of a creeping return of some normality: that those odds came with a p(...)

Trainer Jim Bolger: Claimed in an interview that horse racing would soon have its own Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The body that represents Ireland’s racehorse trainers has pointed to an absence of positive drug tests in Irish-trained horses when racing abroad as e(...)

Duckett’s Grove

Lord it up Ireland has a wealth of marvellous castles and, where once they were designed to keep people out, these days they’re very good at welcomin(...)

Leigh Roche and  Steel Bull come home to win at Naas last July. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Michael O’Callaghan trained Steel Bull will try to return to winning form in today’s Sandown feature. Winner of last year’s Molecomb Stakes at G(...)

Eddie Harty, pictured here with Captain Cee Bee back in 2007, has taken out  the first joint training licence in Ireland with his son Eddie. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

A little piece of racing history takes place on Sunday when the first runners sent out by an officially licensed training partnership line up at Punch(...)

Jessica Harrington could become the first woman to train a 2,000 Guineas winner with Lady Vega. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Curragh is fighting to prevent a ‘Guineas Festival’ washout this weekend. A 7.30 inspection on Saturday morning will determine if the centenary T(...)

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