Mac Swiney

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Seamie Heffernan on High Definition wins the Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes at the Curragh in August 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s premier classic, the €1 million Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, will be watched by 1,000 spectators at the Curragh on Saturday. The carefully s(...)

Trainer Jim Bolger: Claimed in an interview that horse racing would soon have its own Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The body that represents Ireland’s racehorse trainers has pointed to an absence of positive drug tests in Irish-trained horses when racing abroad as e(...)

Mac Swiney ridden by Rory Cleary (L) took the 2,000 Guineas for Jim Bolger. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Journeyman jockey Rory Cleary secured the classic spotlight in style at the Curragh on Saturday as Mac Swiney edged out his stable companion Poetic Fl(...)

Lucky Vega is favourite for the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jessica Harrington is favourite to pull off a landmark success in the 100th Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. No woman has(...)

Ryan Moore rides Aidan O’Brien’s Ontario in Thursday’s Dee Stakes at Chester. Photograph:  Alan Crowhust/PA Wire

Ontario bids to continue Aidan O’Brien’s recent Dee Stakes domination at Chester on Thursday. The Ballydoyle handler has saddled six of the last eigh(...)

Kevin Manning and Mac Swiney en-route to Group One glory at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/PA

Flying Visit’s hard-fought Eyrefield Stakes success completed a quick across-the-card double in big races on either side of the Irish Sea for Jim Bolg(...)

MacSwiney, owned by Jim Bolger, won the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday at 12/1, holding off the favourite One Ruler. Photograph: @AtTheRaces/Twitter.

A horse named after Terence MacSwiney has won a race at Doncaster in England a day before the centenary of the former Lord Mayor of Cork’s death. Ma(...)

Aidan O’Brien will hope to win a 10th Vertem Futurity at Doncaster. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien has a record-equalling 10th Vertem Futurity success in his sights at Doncaster on Saturday. Ireland’s champion trainer is one shy of the(...)

Terence MacSwiney was sentenced to two years in jail on August 16th 1920 for possession of ‘seditious documents’.

The international impact that Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney had when he died in hunger strike in 1920 in Ireland’s struggle for freedom will be(...)