Jim Bolger

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 Flat jockey Jimmy Fortune has announced his retirement at the age of 45. Photograph:  Getty Images

Classic-winning jockey Jimmy Fortune has announced his retirement from the saddle after a career spanning almost 30 years. As well as winning the St (...)

Wicklow Brave holds off Order Of St George to take the 2016 Irish St Leger. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins accepts Wicklow Brave faces a “tall order” to win the Comer Group International Irish St Leger for a second time at the Curragh on Sund(...)

Churchill is favourite for Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is convinced Churchill will not fail for a lack of stamina when he runs over a mile and a quarter for the second time at Leopardstown on(...)

John Mullane loves his county so much that he says he’ll ride a horse naked down the quays in Waterford if they win. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Not long into the championship, after Waterford lost the Munster semi-final to Cork, their five-time All Star forward John Mullane merrily declared th(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) on the way to  winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photograph:   PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien won a 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday when the Séamus Heffernan ridden Capri won the €1.5 million Curragh highlight at odds(...)

 Waldgeist (red) finished runner-up to  Brametot  in the The Qipco Prix Du Jockey Club  at Chantilly in France last month. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Much of the focus on the run in to Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby has revolved around off-course logistics but legendary French trainer Andre(...)

Jim Bolger: Goldrush’s trainer Jim Bolger trained the dam Alexander Goldrun to five Grade One wins in four different countries.

Butterflies could secure some valuable winning black type in Wednesday evening’ s Naas feature but perhaps the most interesting runner on the card wi(...)

Permian ridden by  William Buick wins the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Godolphin charge won’t be appearing in the Irish Derby. Photograph:   John Walton/PA

 A resurgent Godolphin took its Coolmore Stud rival to the wire at Royal Ascot but a Dubai Duty Irish Derby head-to-head between racing’s great s(...)

 Sir Michael Stoute  with Ryan Moore. Stoute has two contenders, Queen’s Trust and Ulysses, in action for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Were the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes run at a mile-and-a-half it would be safe to categorise it in terms of a classic Coolmore-Godolphin head-to-head bet(...)

Jim Bolger says of Ballycorus Stakes winner Flight Risk: “We always knew there was a big performance in this horse.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Flight Risk finished with a flourish to claim a second Group Three success in the Oliver Brady Memorial Shabra Charity Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardsto(...)

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