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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(...)

 Jockey Colin Keane: he has slipped seamlessly into the retired Pat Smullen’s role as Ireland’s “go-to” rider. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The first 75 days of the new Curragh have been tumultuous so a potential first classic success for Colin Keane in Saturday’s Kerrygold Irish Oaks migh(...)

Pat Smullen: “We just have to wait and see how things go, and my priority is to get healthy and well again.” James Crombie

Pat Smullen still hopes to make a return to the saddle after he completes his recovery from cancer treatment. The nine-time Irish champion jockey, ba(...)

Frankie Dettori is twice a Derby winner on board Authorized in 2007 and Golden Horn in 2015. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankie Dettori will ride Hazapour for Dermot Weld and the Aga Khan in Saturday week’s Investec Derby. The Italian star - twice a Derby winner on boa(...)

Davy Russell after winning the Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase with Tiger Roll during Grand National Day of the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Davy Russell continued a glorious autumn to his career by steering Tiger Roll to a thrilling victory in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. (...)

Declan McDonogh: will  be on board four of Dermot Weld’s horses in Cork on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former champion jockey Declan McDonogh will be on board four horses for Dermot Weld at Cork on Saturday and the trainer plans to adopt a “best availab(...)

Pat Smullen won’t be riding for the ‘forseeable future’ after being diagnosed with a tumour. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Jockey Pat Smullen is “fully focused” on making a complete recovery after he was diagnosed with a tumour. The nine-time champion Irish Flat jockey sa(...)

 Gary Carroll on On The Go Again (far right ) wins the Tote Irish Lincolnsire at Naas on Sunday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The 2018 Irish flat season opened with Tote Irish Lincolnshire success for the dual-purpose star On The Go Again at Naas on Sunday. There were inevi(...)

Colin Keane at Naas celebrating his 100th winner of the year on board Warnaq. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Colin Keane put a perfect seal on his first champion jockey title by reaching 100 winners on the final day of the 2017 flat campaign at Naas on Sunday(...)

Robbie Power and Our Duke  in action. An impressive win would see him pressure his stable companion Sizing John at the top of the Gold Cup betting. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

It’s a shifting of the seasons weekend in Ireland with the 2017 flat campaign finishing at Naas on Sunday 24 hours after Down Royal has hosted the new(...)

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