John Durkan

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Shane Foley on Romanised winning the Tattersalls Ireland 2,000 Guineas  at the Curragh in 2018. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The 2018 Irish 2, 000 Guineas hero Romanised could have a glorious swansong to his racing career in Hong Kong on Sunday, although he has already given(...)

Patrick Mullins on Min (left) and Bryan Cooper on Tornado Flyer land over the last before Min went onto complete a hat-trick of wins in the the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Min recorded his third successive victory in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown as he led home a Willie Mullins one-two-three in the Grade (...)

Robbie Power on Sizing John.  Injuries kept the horse  off the track for more than two years. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sizing John has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering another injury setback. Jessica Harrington’s charge completed the rare treb(...)

Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle on the  way to winning the Hatton’s Grace at Fairyhouse in December. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Henry De Bromhead has said Saturday week’s PCI Irish Champion Hurdle could be a “different ball game” for his unbeaten star Honeysuckle. The mare has(...)

2019 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner will return to action at Tramore on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Al Boum Photo will take on two stablemates among his three opponents when he sets out on the defence of his Cheltenham Gold Cup crown at Tramore. Wil(...)

 Ruby Walsh riding Kemboy   to win the Punchestown Gold Cup from Al Boum Photo back in May. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kemboy has already generated more headlines than any other horse this season and he finally makes his return to action in Saturday’s Grade One feature(...)

Racing TV’s coverage of the Grade One John Durkan Chase at Punchestown on Sunday was heavily criticised  for being shown on a split-screen and with no commentary until the closing stages. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ahead of Irish racing’s busiest day of the year later this month, the chairman of the racecourses organisation has said steps must be taken to avoid a(...)

Min’s win in the John Durkan Chase was shown on a split screen on Racing TV. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Prominent jockey Keith Donoghue has said Irish racing is “playing second fiddle” to its British counterpart under the sport’s current TV deal. The d(...)

Min and Paul Towenend (L) took the John Durkan Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Min recorded back to back victories in Punchestown’s Grade One John Durkan Chase on Sunday and struggled once again for 100 per cent of the spotlight.(...)

Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy comes home to win the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park in January 2019. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Gold Cup dreams for Presenting Percy were dashed at Cheltenham last March but his eagerly anticipated return to action in Sunday’s John Durkan Chase a(...)

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