Colm O’Donoghue celebrates winning the 4.20 Coronation Stakes on Alpha Centauri with the trophy and trainer Jessica Harrington at Royal Ascot. Photo: Paul Childs/Reuters

Legendary Irish trainer Jessica Harrington fulfilled another ambition when Alpha Centauri gave her a first Royal Ascot success in Friday’s Coronation (...)

Aidan O’Brien: Happily is a 4-1 second favourite for the €1 million Prix De Diane.Photograph: Inpho

 On the eve of next week’s Royal Ascot extravaganza Aidan O’Brien could get a valuable classic boost if Happily fills in a rare Group One blank f(...)

Colm O’Donoghue and Alpha Centauri win the Irish 1,000 Guineas in May. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Colm O’Donoghue broke his Royal Ascot duck two years ago with a shock 33-1 success but the multiple-classic winning jockey can anticipate going into n(...)

 Davy Russell celebrates after riding Tiger Roll to victory during the Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ireland’s champion National Hunt jockey Davy Russell returns to action at Roscommon on Tuesday evening. Crowned champion for the third time in his i(...)

William Buick riding Masar wins the Investec Derby at Epsom. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Top trainer Ger Lyons has warned racecourses in Ireland to “be careful what you wish for” in relation to concerts and urged the sport here to focus mo(...)

Winning trainer Jessica Harrington with Alpha Centauri  after the filly’s victory in the the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Jessica Harrington’s pioneering career broke new ground at the Curragh on Sunday as the legendary trainer secured a first Classic success when Alpha C(...)

 Sioux Nation ridden by Ryan Moore comes home to win The Goffs Lacken Stakes at Naas Racecourse. Photograph: Donall Farmer

It’s less than a fortnight to the Epsom Derby and Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle team indicated they are hitting top gear at the right time courtesy of a (...)

Grangecon demesne and stud in Grangecon Co Wicklow

One of the most interesting residents of Grangecon Demesne, which dates back to Tudor times, was Pierce Charles de Lacy O’Mahony, a bearded kilt-weari(...)

 Colm O’Donoghue riding Torcedor in the Dubai Golden Mile  at Meydan. The horse finished last but Jessica Harrington attributes the poor run to the travelling involved in getting to the UAE. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Jessica Harrington’s Torcedor endured a fruitless expedition to Dubai on his last start but is on more familiar ground for Wednesday’s Group Three Lon(...)

Robbie Power riding Supasundae clear the last to win in the Betdaq  Champion Hurdle at Punchestown  on Friday, after Samcro’s dramatic fall. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A Punchestown festival already full of drama took another twist on Friday when the pioneering amateur jockey Katie Walsh retired from the saddle on th(...)

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