Jim Bolger

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Triple Crown hopeful Justify trains on the track at Belmont Park racetrack. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Tipperary trainer “Fozzy” Stack flies the Irish flag at Belmont Park on Saturday night when American racing’s newest superstar, Justify, bids for Trip(...)

 Donnacha O’Brien on  Saxon Warrior celebrates winning the Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on May 5th, 2018 at Newmarket, United Kingdom. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Epsom Derby history beckons for Aidan O’Brien on Saturday with Saxon Warrior an odds-on favourite to give the Irishman a seventh success in racing’s ‘(...)

 Carlow’s Richard Coady and Diarmuid Byrne lift the trophy after winning the Division 2A hurling league final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Considering the amount of flux at administrative level with a new presidency just under way and more unusually, a new director general about to take o(...)

The Irish-bred Definitly Red, which is now trained in England,  at Cheltenham  at the weekend. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Racehorse breeders fear their €1.84 billion industry will suffer in any fallout from Brexit, a seminar heard at the weekend. More than 3,500 people a(...)

 Ryan Moore on Highland Reel. The Aidan O’Brien-trained horse will attempt to repeat his 2015 victory in the mile and a half Vase in Hong Kong.  Photograph: Getty Images

A fairytale finale for Highland Reel in Hong Kong on Sunday could provide the perfect seal on Aidan O’Brien’s record-breaking 2017 Group One campaign.(...)

  Idaho will run in the Japan Cup on Sunday morning.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Aidan O’Brien trained Idaho will try to bridge a 34-year gap for Ireland in Sunday morning’s Japan Cup in Tokyo. Japanese racing’s most prestigio(...)

The Railway Cup: it appears like the old interprovincial football competition has finally run out of steam. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

After the announcement of Connacht’s decision to withdraw from the GAA’s interprovincial series, the other three provinces have indicated that they be(...)

Some days were not epic and some were not, but hindsight adds its own meanings. Photograph: Inpho

On the shelf beside the desk in the spare room office, a year of match programmes ladders up in a pile. November ticks by and there won’t be many more(...)

Giant’s Causeway’s narrow loss to Tiznow at Churchill Downs in 2000 is the closest Aidan O’Brien has come to winning the Breeders Cup Classic. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/Getty Images.

Del Mar is a first-time Breeders Cup host venue later this week and Aidan O’Brien and the Coolmore Stud team are likely to be keeping their fingers cr(...)

If O’Brien fails to secure the world record at Doncaster, he will have two more chances at Saint-Cloud where he has won both of the big races four times each in the past. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien is long odds-on to set a new world for Group One victories in a calendar year with three top-flight races up for grabs in England and Fr(...)

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