Joseph O Brien

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Trainer Ger Lyons runs Sacred Bridge at Naas in the €300,000  Ballyhane Stakes on Monday. Photograph:  PA Wire

The second €300,000 Ballyhane Stakes takes place at Naas on bank holiday Monday with every chance of it supplying another lucrative success for one of(...)

Mikey Sheehy onboard Sirjack Thomas after winning the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at the Galway Racing Festival. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

Jockey Mikey Sheehy enjoyed a career highlight when the 50-1 Sirjack Thomas won the Galway Mile on Tuesday and could enjoy more big race success at Ba(...)

Finny Maguire on Coltor (right) comes home to win the   Connacht Hotel  Handicap on the opening day of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Uncertainty continues to plague much more than the racing world but big race success for Dermot Weld almost brought an element of reassurance to day o(...)

Galileo’s son Bolshoi Ballet wins the Belmont Derby on Saturday.

The size of the hole left in world bloodstock by the death on Saturday of Galileo, the predominant sire of the last quarter century, was underlined la(...)

Viking Hoard was found to have raced with 100 times the safe limit of the sedative ACP in its system having been doped by an unidentified third party at Tramore in 2018. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Viking Hoard, the horse infamously ‘nobbled’ in Tramore’s racecourse stable-yard in 2018, returns to racing at Roscommon on Tuesday. The seven year o(...)

  St Mark’s Basilica’s superb Coral Eclipse victory on Saturday makes him the highest rated racehorse in the world right now. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has insisted all information it receives into claims of doping is acted upon. Ahead of IHRB officials a(...)

Thundering Nights ridden by jockey Shane Crosse (right) wins the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes from Ryan Moore on Santa Barbara at the Curragh. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Joseph O’Brien got the better of his father, Aidan, at the Curragh on Sunday where Thundering Nights emerged best in the Group One feature. The Shane (...)

High Definition is favourite to land Saturday’s Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

High Definition is favourite to give Aidan O’Brien a 15th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday, possibly provoking a case of “what m(...)

Jockey  Joe Fanning celebrates after Subjectivist’s  win  on the Ascot  Gold Cup. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Subjectivist, the horse on his knees just six days before, decisively ended hopes for Stradivarius and a record-equalling Gold Cup four-timer at Royal(...)

Queen Elizabeth  presents the leading trainers trophy to Aidan O’Brien on the final day of Royal Ascot in 2016. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

Odds on what colour hat the Queen might wear on day one of Royal Ascot is a sign of a creeping return of some normality: that those odds came with a p(...)

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