Apple’s Jade made a winning return to action at Navan. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

 Michael O’Leary’s star mare Apple’s Jade returned to form with a vengeance by routing her Lismullen Hurdle opposition at Navan on Sunday. It wa(...)

Rachael Blackmore  on Bedrock jumps the last to beat Jack Kennedy on board  Samcro in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye/Inpho

Having engineered the downfall of Samcro the day before at Down Royal, on Saturday Rachael Blackmore has a first ever Grade One success in her sights (...)

John Gosden: English trainer’s team including Cracksman, Roaring Lion, Stradivarius and the filly Lah Ti Dar represent a potentially crushing display of firepower at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

In 2012 it took Frankel to stop an Irish hot streak of four-in-a-row on ‘British Champions Day’ and a different kind of ‘four-timer’ is preoccupying b(...)

 Evanne Ní Chuilinn (RTÉ), Jessica Harrington,  Sarah Keane (president Olympic Federation of Ireland), Casey Stoney (Manchester United Women’s coach), Rena Buckley,  Graham Shaw (Ireland women’s hockey coach) and Ger Gilroy  at the launch of the new 20x20 campaign. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington was recalling her early days as a horse trainer when the owners would ring her house to find out how things were going. “And they’(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: said after the Curragh that Mount Everest proclaimed the colt as having a “big massive engine”. Photograph: Inpho

Should Mount Everest wins Sunday’s Beresford Stakes there’ll probably be puns galore about him reaching racing’s peak next year. But such classic spec(...)

 Fairyland is one of trainer Aidan O’Brien’s entries in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s exciting juvenile star Ten Sovereigns is odds-on to maintain his unbeaten record in Saturday’s Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmark(...)

From left: Ciara Murphy, Ivan Tretyakov, Kirsty Burke, Anna O’Connor and Hazel Wallace ride out on the Curragh for trainer Tracey Collins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the Curragh plains, the wind gives no quarter. You see the rain coming for miles, great bitter sheets of it. For the army of work riders who turn u(...)

Colm O’Donoghue on Alpha Centauri. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Neither Aidan O’Brien or Jessica Harrington believe the state of the Leopardstown ground had anything to do with the career-ending injuries sustained (...)

  Daniel Tudhope riding Laurens (right) win The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes from Alpha Centauri at Leopardstown Racecourse on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Neither Aidan O’Brien or Jessica Harrington believe the state of the Leopardstown ground had anything to do with the career-ending injuries sustained (...)

Jessica Harrington’s Alpha Centauri (L) has been retired through injury a day after her shock loss to Laurens at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Saturday’s ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ programme at Leopardstown has had a bitter twist by proving to be the final instalment in the racing careers of b(...)

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