Shane Stokes guides Albigna to victory in the Arlie Stud Stakes at the Curragh during June’s Irish Derby festival. Jessica Harrington’s filly is set to contest  Sunday’s  CL Weld Park Stakes at HQ. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Curragh’s turbulent 2019 season starts to wind down this weekend although Sunday’s feature is potentially set to proceed down a very settled rout(...)

Dundalk racecourse. A new Polytrack won’t be in place until  next summer.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some of Ireland’s top jockeys have given a cautiously positive verdict on Dundalk’s all-weather surface although also adopting a wait-and-see attitud(...)

Jessica Harrington: “I’ll talk to connections before Sunday, but it’ll be one of them taking her chance, probably Albigna.” Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A year after Alpha Centauri’s stellar career ended in shock defeat at “Irish champions weekend” Jessica Harrington is aiming for a happier Group One o(...)

 Robbie Power on Tudor City in action during the the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap. Photograph: James Crombie

Tudor City secured a thrilling Guinness Galway Hurdle success on Thursday to give his trainer Tony Martin a timely big race boost. Martin’s fortunes(...)

 Frankie Dettori celebrates winning The Kerrygold Irish Oaks on Star Catcher. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Frankie Dettori brought some welcome ‘feel-good factor’ to a beleaguered Curragh on Saturday with a classic master class on Star Catcher in the Kerryg(...)

Broome and Donnacha O’Brien win the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Photo: PA Wire

The odds on Aidan O’Brien securing a record-equalling seventh Epsom Derby tightened even further after Broome led home a Ballydoyle 1-2-3 in Sunday’s (...)

  Ruby Walsh celebrates on Footpad after winning the   Arkle  Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

With Douvan out for the season the focus is likely to increase on another of Willie Mullins’s star chasers Footpad who could make his return to action(...)

Ruby Walsh and AP McCoy at day one of Ascot yesterday. Photograph: Andrew boyers/reuters

Cracksman appears a standout for Wednesday’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes but his jockey, Frankie Dettori, knows only too well how fast summer ground at R(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Donnacha O’Brien celebrate after winning the Investec Oaks  at Epsom last Friday. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Bookmakers believe Donnacha O’Brien is firmly in the running to complete a notable family double by becoming Ireland’s champion jockey this year. The(...)

William Buick celebrates on Masar after winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 2nd. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Hopes appear to be growing that an anti-doping protocol which permits comprehensive testing and traceability of thoroughbreds in Ireland could shortly(...)

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