Johnny Murtagh

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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(...)

Irish Racehorse Trainers Association spokesman Michael Grassick: “That’s the main worry for trainers right now, the fact that veterinary evidence is irrelevant,” he said. Photograph: Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers says it has concerns about aspects of the Turf Club’s new “non-trier” regulations which came into f(...)

 Trainer Johnny Murtagh was hit with a €2,000 penalty over the  running and riding of Tobacco Bay at Dundalk on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Johnny Murtagh has decided not to appeal the €2,000 penalty he picked up over the running and riding of Tobacco Bay in Dundalk on Friday night. As w(...)

Johnny MurtaghL  retired after the 2013 Flat season to concentrate on his new career as a trainer, rode as the principal jockey for Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stable. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Johnny Murtagh, a three-times Derby winner and one of the most successful jockeys of recent decades, has spoken at length about his struggle with alco(...)

Minding ridden by jockey Ryan Moore on his way to winning the Qatar Nassau Stakes during day five of The Qatar Goodwood Festival, Goodwood. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Whether Aidan O’Brien’s remarkable top-flight record already constitutes a world record is unclear, but the champion trainer’s star two-year-old Cara(...)

Pat Smullen on Harzand winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Harzand’s dramatic Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby success was a 25th Group 1 career victory for Pat Smullen, although the champion jockey’s “standby” sta(...)

Ryan Moore on Caravaggio: his clash  with Psychedelic Funk in the Coventry Stakes is eagerly anticipated by many race fans. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ger Lyons reckons he has “two good bullets to fire” when he targets a potentially perfect Royal Ascot start on Tuesday. If Endless Drama has a Group (...)

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