John Oxx

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Harzand, trained by Dermot Weld and with Pat Smullen on board,  wins the Epsom Derby ahead of US Army Idaho in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

June 4th, 2016: Epsom Derby The Epsom Derby has defined racing for 240 years. Harzand isn’t close to being the best horse on its historic roll of hon(...)

Shane Stokes guides Albigna to victory in the Arlie Stud Stakes at the Curragh during June’s Irish Derby festival. Jessica Harrington’s filly is set to contest  Sunday’s  CL Weld Park Stakes at HQ. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Curragh’s turbulent 2019 season starts to wind down this weekend although Sunday’s feature is potentially set to proceed down a very settled rout(...)

Pinatubo ridden by William Buick. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Appropriately on Irish Champions Weekend, Pinatubo put up one of the great two-year-old performances at the Curragh on Sunday. Aidan O’Brien landed a(...)

 Ryan Moore onboard Magical   at the Curragh. Magical is tipped to triumph in the Irish Champion Stakes. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien can call on both a Derby and a Guineas winner for Saturday’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes but it is the older filly Magical who bookmaker(...)

Jockey Oisín Murphy on Roaring Lion after winning the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The time of Saturday week’s Irish Champions Weekend card at Leopardstown has been brought forward to avoid a clash with the All-Ireland football final(...)

The Curragh’s latest classic date is this Saturday’s €400,000 Kerrygold Irish Oaks. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Sheikh Mohammed’s representative on the Curragh board has said the vision for Irish racing’s revamped HQ to be a world class facility has been consist(...)

The Grade One Mares Hurdle looks an ideal opportunity for Benie Des Dieux to rebound from her final flight fall (above) at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Inpho

There’s a changing of the seasons with Ireland’s National Hunt campaign winding up at Punchestown and coinciding with the start of the 2019 classic te(...)

Flat jockey Fran Berry has retired from the saddle with immediate effect.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Flat jockey Fran Berry has retired from the saddle with immediate effect. The 38-year-old suffered spinal injuries in a fall at Wolverhampton in Janu(...)

Sea the Stars wins the 2009 Irish Champion Stakes. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Renowned Curragh trainer John Oxx has got a significant New Year boost with news he will train the Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Skitter Scatter in 201(...)

  Ruby Walsh celebrates on Footpad after winning the   Arkle  Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

With Douvan out for the season the focus is likely to increase on another of Willie Mullins’s star chasers Footpad who could make his return to action(...)

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