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Tim Husbands, former CEO Titanic Belfast Properties, has been appointed as the new chief executive of Leopardstown Racecourse.

The man credited with launching the Belfast Titanic Centre in Belfast has been tasked with steering the future of Leopardstown racecourse as its new c(...)

 Curragh Racecourse: Sunday saw an official crowd of 4,100, a figure that trumped the attendance for the Group One Phoenix Stakes in August, which was less than 3,000.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

More free-admission days could feature at the Curragh in 2020 after track officials were delighted with crowd levels for Sunday’s fixture at Irish rac(...)

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

Romanised will take his chance on Sunday in the Prix Du Moulin in Paris. Photograph: Inpho

The Curragh’s chief executive has pledged that racing’s controversial new flagship facility will bring its A Game to the upcoming Irish Champions Week(...)

Jockey Oisín Murphy on Roaring Lion after winning the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The time of Saturday week’s Irish Champions Weekend card at Leopardstown has been brought forward to avoid a clash with the All-Ireland football final(...)

The first and second floors of the Aga Khan stand will be open to the public at the  Phoenix Stakes meeting this Friday evening. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The first and second floors of the Aga Khan stand will be open to the public at the Curragh’s Group One Keeneland Phoenix Stakes meeting this Friday e(...)

The Curragh’s new chief executive said the board is united about plans for the racecourse. File photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The Curragh’s new chief executive has said Irish racing’s under-fire flagship facility will work only if the local community view it as their racecour(...)

Pat Keogh:  initially likely to juggle roles at Ireland’s two premier flat racecourses. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leopardstown’s chief executive, Pat Keogh, is on the verge of taking over as head of racing operations at the Curragh. The Irish Times understands th(...)

Apple’s Jade:  a 5-4 favourite for  Saturday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle. She  is bidding to become the  first mare in 16 years to land the €175,000 Day One feature. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The pressure appears to be on Leopardstown to provide “safe” going for this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival. Such ground conditions have been desc(...)

Down Royal: was voted Irish Racecourse of the Year in 2017. Now  now under new management, on Tuesday it is scheduled to host the first of a dozen fixtures this year. Photograph: Kevin Boyes/Presseye/Inpho

A new chapter in the over 200-year history of Down Royal racecourse could begin on Tuesday when the track’s new management offer free admission to pa(...)

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