Pat Taaffe

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Saldier defied top-weight to give Willie Mullins a huge double by winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Class won out once again in Thursday’s Guinness Galway Hurdle as topweight Saldier gave champion amateur jockey Patrick Mullins a third victory in the(...)

A world record was set for a work by Gerard Dillon when The Dreamer achieved £378,000 (including premium) at Sotheby's Irish Art sale on September 9th

Auction results Adam’s St Stephen’s Green, Important Irish Art Sale, September 2ndPaul Henry, Hay Stooks with Cottages, €100,000 (€50,000-€70,000); J(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Royal Caviar leads over the last from Davy Russell on Some Plan in the 2017 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Paul Townend will be crowned champion jockey at the end of next week’s Punchestown festival. Rachael Blackmore is runner-up after her groundbreaking s(...)

Lot 117,  the vanity case that belonged to Kitty Kiernan, bereaved fiancée of Michael Collins

Whyte’s of Molesworth Street has just published the catalogue for The Eclectic Collector auction on May 5th. The sheer variety of items is likely to a(...)

Ted Walsh and Brian Kerr don’t hold back on ‘Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moment’

Remember After Dark, that late-night discussion programme on Channel 4 way back? The one that had no fixed end time, instead going on for as long as a(...)

Phepotstown House in Co Meath

Maybe it’s something in the water, but Phepotstown House has a more than illustrious sporting history. Once the home of Willie Robinson – a jockey fam(...)

How the Irish Times reported Arkle’s third successive Gold Cup win in 1966.

Half a century later, and even among other notable Cheltenham Gold Cup anniversaries, there’s no disputing the significance of Arkle’s hat-trick of vi(...)

Arkle Collection:  sold last week at Graham Budd Auctions in Mayfair for £65,000

The “Arkle Collection” of memorabilia associated with Ireland’s most famous racehorse has been shipped to London and sold at auction. The privately ow(...)

Arkle Racing, Marlborough Street, Dublin by John Doherty will go under the hammer in de Veres’ art auction in Dublin, €25,000-€35,000

It is 50 years since Arkle won the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1964, the first of three consecutive wins. The champion steepl(...)

Fr Ger Fitzgerald blesses the coffin of Josef Pavelka, who was buried at Drumcliff cemetery yesterday following Mass at Ennis Cathedral. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The 10am funeral Mass of Josef Pavelka (58), a Czech national who had been intermittently sleeping in public toilets in Ennis, Co Clare, and wh(...)

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