Sheila Lavery

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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(...)

Irish racing’s regulatory body expects to appoint an outside organisation to help monitor betting trends and investigate rule breaches within the next(...)

Dundalk racecourse “There are horses running here almost week in, week out. There are absolutely no welfare concerns,”said Dundalk track chief executive Jim Martin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The chief executive of Dundalk has insisted there are no welfare concerns about the beleaguered track and stoutly defended Ireland’s sole all-weather (...)

Concerns have been raised that Dundalk racecourse’s  12-year-old Polytrack is too fast and that horses are returning stiff and sore after racing.  Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) will consider running extra turf fixtures amid continuing unease among trainers and jockeys about the state of the all-weat(...)

Mendelssohn with Ryan Moore up wins the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar Race Track in November last year  in Del Mar, California. Photograph:  Horsephotos/Getty

  The priority put on Mendelssohn’s potential Breeders Cup Classic challenge is underlined by Ryan Moore opting to go to New York on Saturda(...)

 Fairyland is one of trainer Aidan O’Brien’s entries in the Group One Cheveley Park Stakes at Newbury on Saturday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s exciting juvenile star Ten Sovereigns is odds-on to maintain his unbeaten record in Saturday’s Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmark(...)

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