Sheila Lavery

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Empress takes on three-year-olds only in the $500,000 queen Elizabeth II Stakes due off at 9.44 Irish-time on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s classic winner Empress Josephine is favourite to follow a proven route to Grade 1 glory in Keeneland on Saturday night. The Irish 1,(...)

Trainer Ger Lyons runs Sacred Bridge at Naas in the €300,000  Ballyhane Stakes on Monday. Photograph:  PA Wire

The second €300,000 Ballyhane Stakes takes place at Naas on bank holiday Monday with every chance of it supplying another lucrative success for one of(...)

Even an easing to Level 1 means attendances of only up to 500 people are permitted at a racing venue. Photograph: Inpho

The prospect of vaccines against coronavirus is “a real game-changer” in relation to hopes for spectators being able to return to racetracks next year(...)

Pat Smullen hugs Tony  McCoy  in the parade ring after Quizzical won the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland during   Irish Champions Weekend at the  Curragh in 2019. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tony McCoy struggled to overcome his emotions when paying tribute to Pat Smullen, who died at the age of 43 on Tuesday. Smullen was diagnosed with p(...)

Trainer Sheila Lavery runs Magnetic North in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile at Galway on Tuesday evening. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Jessica Harrington is triple-handed in her pursuit of a first victory in the Galway Festival’s day two feature. The trio of Njord, Tauran Shaman and(...)

The main Irish challenger for the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes  appears to be Ger Lyons’s unbeaten star Siskin. File photograph: Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is facing into a rare role as Group One outsider at Newmarket this weekend. He is the most successful trainer in the history of the Ju(...)

Dundalk racecourse. A new Polytrack won’t be in place until  next summer.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some of Ireland’s top jockeys have given a cautiously positive verdict on Dundalk’s all-weather surface although also adopting a wait-and-see attitud(...)

Hermosa ridden by jockey Wayne Lordan wins the Qipco 1000 Guineas during  at Newmarket and will now bid for the Coronation Stakes.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Aidan O’Brien’s dual-1,000 Guineas winner Hermosa didn’t get a chance to be a triple-classic star but instead has an opportunity to join an elite club(...)

A decision on Dundalk’s new all-weather surface is expected within the next two weeks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The board of Dundalk racecourse is expected to decide within the next fortnight as to what artificial surface will replace the current controversial a(...)

Hermosa ridden by jockey Wayne Lordan wins the Qipco 1000 Guineas to complete the English Guineas double for Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien completed a fourth Newmarket Guineas double on Sunday as Hermosa denied Co Meath trainer Sheila Lavery a fairytale result with the runne(...)

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