John Oxx

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John Oxx talks to jockey Gavin Ryan at the Curragh on Monday, where he ran his final horses as a trainer. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

John Oxx brought the curtain down on his stellar career at the Curragh on Monday, although there was no fairytale ending. The Curragh -based trainer,(...)

Irish jockey Johnny Murtagh (L) holds Sinndar next to owner Aga Khan (2nd R) and his wife, begum Inaara (R) after winning the Group One Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in 2000. Photo: Daniel Janin/AFP via Getty Images

One of Irish racing’s most successful alliances has been rekindled as Johnny Murtagh has been added to the Aga Khan’s list of trainers in Ireland. T(...)

 Princess Zoe recording one of her two wins at the Galway festival at Ballybrit. Next up for the popular mare is Sunday’s Prix Royal-Oak in Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The remarkable Princess Zoe will try to emulate staying legends Yeats and Vinnie Roe by winning Sunday’s Prix Royal-Oak in Paris. Tony Mullins’s ma(...)

Trainer John Oxx with Sea the Stars, who won six Group One races in six months in 2009, including the 2,000 Guineas, the Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Maybe it’s a coincidence John Oxx revealed he isn’t renewing his licence next year on the same day racing headlines were otherwise crammed with news o(...)

Princess Zoe (far right) will be just a second Group One runner for Tony Mullins on Arc weekend in Paris. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Princess Zoe will try to put a Group One seal on perhaps the biggest feel-good story of a turbulent racing year in Paris this Saturday. The Tony Mull(...)

The resurfacing of Dundalk racecourse is set to be completed by June on schedule. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A near €2.5 million resurfacing of Dundalk’s all-weather circuit is still on schedule to finish in June with the track likely to be ready to facilitat(...)

Mick Kinane on board Sea The Stars on the way to winning the 2009  Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Inpho/Getty Images

The elbow nudge was from the late Seán Mac Connell, this organisation’s former agriculture correspondent. In a logistical ‘Snafu’ the Irish Times was (...)

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(...)

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