Johnny Murtagh

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From left: Ciara Murphy, Ivan Tretyakov, Kirsty Burke, Anna O’Connor and Hazel Wallace ride out on the Curragh for trainer Tracey Collins. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On the Curragh plains, the wind gives no quarter. You see the rain coming for miles, great bitter sheets of it. For the army of work riders who turn u(...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy and owner Michael O’Leary with Samcro after winning the Ballymore Novices Hurdle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Some of Europe’s elite flat talent will be on show at the upcoming Irish Champions Weekend. Although it is plans for jump racing’s most exciting young(...)

Order of St George: “I’m not sure he’s going to make Champions Weekend,” said O’Brien.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien starts the autumn in force with a dozen runners at the Curragh on Saturday but admits he’s not sure if Ballydoyle’s stalwart campaigner (...)

True Valour took the Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

True Valour justified favouritism with a smooth success in the Group Three Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown. Johnny Murtagh’s four-year-old had run (...)

A 2015 amendment to the Industrial Relations Act means training yards no longer quality for working hours exemptions allowed for agricultural workplaces.

The Irish Racehorse Trainers Association has warned that blank Sundays could become a much more regular feature of the Irish racing calendar if the sp(...)

Bookmaker reaction after Tuesday’s forfeit stage was to install the Newmarket fourth Elarqam as a marginal 9-4 favourite over Gustav Klimt at 3-1.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It is 21 years since Aidan O’Brien first burst on the classic scene with a famous Curragh Guineas double and the legendary trainer is shaping up to tr(...)

Colin Keane:  steered Gobi Desert to victory in the Listed Legacy Stakes at Navan.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There may be lies, damned lies and statistics but Colin Keane’s sole success at Navan on Sunday indicates the final four weeks of Ireland’s 2017 flat (...)

Colin Keane riding Golden Spell to victory at the Curragh. The 23-year-old  champion jockey contender will pilot  Gold Spinner in Galway’s day two feature. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s four years since Colin Keane first emerged as a jockey to follow by winning the Galway festival’s day two feature – and victory on Gold Spinner (...)

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(...)

Two Taffs ridden by Davy Russell on the way to victory in The Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Steeple Chase  at  Ayr. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

There are three days of flat racing calm before next week’s Punchestown’s National Hunt festival where officials are dreaming of a perfect season-end(...)

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