Pat Downes

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A spokesperson for the Agha Khan raised the prospect that  he would relocate stallions and mares to France, hitting local employment. Photograph:  Dominique Faget/AFP via Getty

Plans to extract 3 million tonnes of sand and gravel from a Kildare quarry, which have been objected to by the Aga Khan and leading members of the hor(...)

The Aga Khan’s Harzand winning the Irish Derby at the Curragh last year. The owner has indicated a willingness to discuss switching the 2018 Irish Derby to Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The Aga Khan’s Irish representative favoured the closure of the Curragh during its €65 million redevelopment, and has indicated a willingness to discu(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s 14-1 shot Port Douglas and jockey Emmet McNamara (left) beat True Solitaire and  Pat Smullen to win the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: PA

Aidan O’Brien will consider a tilt at the Racing Post Trophy with Port Douglas after a surprise victory from the front in the Juddmonte Beresford Stak(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien targeting a record-breaking 15th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is targeting in strength what could be a record-breaking 15th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success at the Curragh on Sunday. The Group (...)