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Connections of Ellie Mac celebrate victory in the  Horse & Jockey Hotel Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown last Christmas.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse racing was once described as a magnificent triviality. John Schuster calls it a great distraction. It’s a distraction that means there will be n(...)

Jack Kennedy on Mengli Khan at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Mengli Khan’s sole start to date at Leopardstown saw him crash out through a wing of a hurdle when a heavy Grade One favourite last Christmas; it’s so(...)

Paul Townend on Getabird at Punchestown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick’s first ever Grade One race looks an ideal opportunity for Getabird to break his top-flight duck on St Stephen’s Day. The €100,000 Maatchboo(...)

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has insisted there was no reason to hold a running and riding enquiry into the performance of the JP McM(...)

The Owner of The K Club Dr Michael Smurfit: he may  yet have to lower the asking price on his trophy asset

Paper and packaging magnate Michael Smurfit will ring in the new year still the owner of the five-star K Club resort in Straffan, Co Kildare. The fo(...)

Envoi Allen with  Gordon Elliott at the trainer’s  yard in Longwood, Co Meath. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A striking feature of the jumps campaign so far has been the major investment in young horses by Cheveley Park Stud and a potential hat-trick this wee(...)

The 165 yards par 3, 15th hole ‘Walled Garden’ on the Faldo Championship Course at Lough Erne Resort. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As an experiment, the so-called “Links Swing” segment of the European Tour season - with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open as an important cog in the whe(...)

The fact that 16 per cent of school-leavers do not apply for a CAO college place is not an indication of failure. They may be planning to pursue a further-education course, which is more appropriate to their career goals. Photograph: iStock

To make sense of the feeder tables, it is important to understand its component parts, and in particular, the two key numbers associated with each sch(...)

Apple’s Jade and Jack Kennedy celebrate winning the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle for the third time in a row at the Fairyhouse Winter Festival. Photograph: PA

Even considering Apple’s Jade won her first Grade One by all of 41 lengths the superstar mare’s eighth and latest top-flight success might constitute (...)

Pa O’Dwyer from Rathkeale is the winner of Ireland and UK’s Strongest Man competition. Photo: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Meal One, 6am Breakfast shake – eight eggs, 200g oats, two scoops of protein Pa O’Dwyer leans on a bench, happy out, chatting away like a farmer ove(...)

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