Paul Hensey

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Minding ridden by jockey Ryan Moore on his way to winning the Qatar Nassau Stakes during day five of The Qatar Goodwood Festival, Goodwood. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Whether Aidan O’Brien’s remarkable top-flight record already constitutes a world record is unclear, but the champion trainer’s star two-year-old Cara(...)

 Aidan O’Brien is sending a  pair of three-year-old fillies to the feature race on day one of Killarney’s July festival. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

As substitutes go, Even Song looks a potentially irresistible replacement for Minding in this Saturday’s Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. With the o(...)

Harzand ridden by jockey Pat Smullen wins the Investec Derby at Epsom racecourse on June 4th. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Class is a given in Derby winners. So is courage. However, by any measure, should Harzand become the 18th colt to complete the Epsom-Curragh Derby dou(...)

Harzand ridden by Pat Smullen winning the  Investec Derby at Epsom. Photograph: Henry Browne/Reuters/Livepicy

There are only three races left for a horse to earn a free pass into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby under the Curragh’s ‘Win and You’re In’ initiativ(...)

Frankie Dettori celebrates after riding Galileo Gold to win the Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Galileo Gold is warm favourite to become just the ninth colt to complete the English-Irish 2, 000 Guineas double on Saturday, with the shape of his (...)

Jack Hobbs won the Irish Derby in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

The Curragh have announced a number of initiatives, including a €250,000 increase in prize money, as they look to guarantee a stellar field for the 20(...)

Curragh racecourse: plans are afoot for a €55 million redevelopment.  Photograph: inpho.

The Curragh’s 2015 programme winds up today but the focus on Irish racing’s HQ isn’t over with long-awaited plans for its €55million redevelopment se(...)

Joseph O’Brien on Order of St George romps home to win the Irish St Leger at the Curragh as part of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore Stud put a triple-Group 1 Curragh seal on a stunning ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ dividend for Irish racing’s dominant team. O(...)

Recorder, ridden by Frankie Dettori, seen wining the Acomb Stakes  at York, is a likely contender for the National Stakes during Champions Weekend at the Curragh.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

It is pitched as Irish racing’s shop-window to the flat racing world and those behind the €4 million Champions Weekend are hoping Queen Elizabeth II’(...)

Good ground could send the David Wachman trained Most Beautiful to the Curragh for a tilt at the Phoenix Stakes next Sunday. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Most Beautiful could attempt to continue David Wachman’s run of Group 1 success in this Sunday’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh, Europe’s (...)

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