Ralph Beckett

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Trainer Johnny Murtagh with Champers Elysees at Fox Covert Stables in Kildare Town. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Murtagh is targeting next year’s Royal Ascot with his star Group One filly Champers Elysees. Initial plans for an end of season tilt at next (...)

Trainer Aidan Fogarty will run Forever In Dreams when racing resumes behind closed doors at Naas next Monday.

Forever In Dreams is one of the star names among a total of 236 entries for Monday’s meeting at Naas, which signals the resumption of racing in Irelan(...)

Kemboy and Ruby Walsh jump the last on their way to victory in last year’s Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s racing authorities have said they are prepared to be “creative” in relation to resuming the sport here when it is appropriate. Over the wee(...)

Trainer Nicky Henderson dealt with the scratching of star chaser Altior (above) through his Unibet blog. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers insists there should be nothing in racing that might undermine public confidence in the sport. The(...)

Donnacha O’Brien will be on duty for father Aidan at Newcastle on Friday. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The task of securing a record-equalling tenth Veterm Futurity got harder for Aidan O’Brien after new threats were added to the reopened race on Monday(...)

 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(...)

 An upbeat Frankie Dettori kisses the TV camera despite  finishing second on Turgenev on day three of Royal Ascot. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankie Dettori sent shockwaves through bookmakers when winning the first four races at Royal Ascot on Thursday. But just when it looked like a moder(...)

Flat jockey Fran Berry has retired from the saddle with immediate effect.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Flat jockey Fran Berry has retired from the saddle with immediate effect. The 38-year-old suffered spinal injuries in a fall at Wolverhampton in Janu(...)

Highland Reel secured a seventh Group One victory in his final race. Photograph: Vince Caliguiri/Getty

Highland Reel brought the curtain down on his illustrious career with more top-flight glory in Hong Kong on Sunday morning and it brought Aidan O’Brie(...)

Highland Reel is set to make his final appearance in the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty

Aidan O’Brien admits it will be hard to replace Highland Reel as he prepares to take a final bow in the Longines Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday. (...)

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