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Patrick Russell  was jailed for three years earlier this month for the theft of €215,000 from a businessman whom he was acting as an agent for in the purchase of a Co Kildare warehouse in 2015. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Jailed former barrister Patrick Russell (57) conned people out of more than €12 million in a litany of frauds that began in his early 20s, senior Gard(...)

Lot 35, a yearling filly by Galileo, was sold by Godolphin at the Goffs Orby sale in Co Kildare on Tuesday for €1.2 million. Photograph: Goffs

When the hammer fell on Lot 35 at the Goffs Orby sale in Co Kildare on Tuesday, a yearling filly by Galileo changed hands for €1.2 million and a 12-ye(...)

Barney Roy ridden by jockey James Doyle (right) on his way to winning the St James’s Palace Stakes during day one of Royal Ascot.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

What has appeared at times this year to be a Godolphin soap-opera resolved into an epic Day One denouement at Royal Ascot through a superb top-flight(...)

Permian ridden by jockey Franny Norton wins the  Dante Stakes  at York. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Permian gave the English Derby hopes of Cracksman a direct boost after running out the winner of the Dante Stakes at York. After finding the John Gos(...)

Hawkbill ridden by William Buick (left) gets the better of The Gurkha ridden by Ryan Moore to win The Coral-Eclipse  at Sandown. Photograph:   Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Hawkbill gave Godolphin their first win in the Coral-Eclipse since 2004 when coming out on top in a thrilling finish to the Sandown Group One. The 6-(...)

Dermot Weld is likely to aim Harzand for the Curragh rather than the Epsom Derby. Photograph: Getty

Dermot Weld is leaning towards the Irish Derby with Harzand in preference to the Investec Derby at Epsom. An impressive winner of the Ballysax Stakes(...)

Willie Mullins has seven entries in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury. Photograph: Sportsfile

Willie Mullins has a strong-hand at the five-day stage of the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury with four of the top six in the weights from 31 to stand their(...)

Jim Bolger: will continue to be one of Godolphin’s three trainers in Ireland.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Sheikh Mohammed’s plans for a new streamlined Godolphin bloodstock operation will have no impact on his Irish racing interests with the ruler of Duba(...)

Mark Walsh riding Shantou Flyer (far left) clears the last on the way to winning   The Ryman Stationary Cheltenham Business Club Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Colin Bowe was thrilled to saddle his first winner at Cheltenham as Shantou Flyer lunged late to land the Ryman Stationery Cheltenham Business Club No(...)

Davy Russell celebrates winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Lord Windermere. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

It is 21 years since a reigning Cheltenham Gold Cup champion landed Leopardstown’s Hennessy, and jockey Davy Russell believes the current “blue-riban(...)

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