Johnny Murtagh

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If Western Australia lives up to his official 110 rating, Ryan Moore (pictured) should prove hard to beat. Photograph: Bryan Keane

Ryan Moore is back at Dundalk on Wednesday night with two rides for Aidan O’Brien. They include Western Australia in the Listed BetVictor Patton Sta(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony in action against the All Blacks. Will Ireland lift the Rugby World Cup this year in Japan? Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“What’ve you got there?” “I’m not sure, found it up in the attic. It’s some sort of glass ball.” “Looks like one of those old crystal balls, doesn’t(...)

“Johnny Murtagh astounded me by admitting that he had never broken anything while racing.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that, at the Horse Racing Ireland awards on Tuesday night, you could not have swung a cat without hitting some(...)

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 (...)

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