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Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

 Andrew Slattery (green and red) guides Kastasa to victory in the Petingo Handicap over ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leading apprentice jockey Andrew Slattery will try to maintain his rapid career progress with a first ever Group race success at the Curragh on Saturd(...)

Davy  Russell:  “All is good and it looks like, without being certain, I’m aiming to be back on Saturday at Navan.”  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Triple-champion jockey Davy Russell could return to action at Navan this Saturday. One of the country’s most renowned riders hasn’t race ridden in th(...)

Jockey Davy Russell  and Dublin hurler Chris Crummy give jockey Ruby Walsh his jersey before the start of the eighth annual Hurling for Cancer Research,  in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

If the whole jockey thing hadn’t worked out for Davy Russell, he might instead have played hurling for his native Cork. That’s the opinion of other pe(...)

 Donnacha O’Brien riding Sir Dragonet win The MBNA Chester Vase Stakes at Chester  in early May. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Talks between Horse Racing Ireland and Dundalk racecourse over a timeframe for the installation of a new surface at the country’s sole all-weather tra(...)

Gordon Elliott is keen to  acknowledge Michael O’Leary’s role in his remarkable rise to prominence over the last dozen years. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gordon Elliott has conceded Michael O’Leary’s announcement that he’s winding down his involvement with the sport over the next five years came as a sh(...)

Davy Russell riding Tiger Roll to victory at the 2019 Grand National. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Following the shock news Michael O’Leary will be winding down the hugely successful Gigginstown House Stud operation over the next few years, we look (...)

  Michael O’Leary has announced he will phase out his National Hunt team over the next five years. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Michael O’Leary’s capacity for wrong-footing people is renowned but by any standard the Ryanair boss’s decision to withdraw from racing over the next (...)

 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(...)

  Long-time Irish National ante-post favourite Any Second Now (right) with Derek O’Connor on board, comes ahead of Henry Oliver on Kilfilum Cross to win the  Kim Muir Challenge Cup at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

He’s faced with the massed ranks of Irish racing’s mightiest teams but Snugsborough Benny may strike a rare blow for the little guy in Easter Monday’s(...)

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