Ryan Moore on Love wins the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Longines Irish Champions Weekend in the Curragh Racecourse, Kildare in September 2019. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Two of Ireland’s biggest September fixtures, the Longines Irish Champions Weekend and the Listowel Harvest Festival, will be staged behind closed door(...)

Vincent O’Brien was the visionary who changed racing in Ireland and around the world. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The simplest gauge of Vincent O’Brien’s impact on the sport of racing, and the bloodstock industry behind it, is how his influence is stamped all over(...)

Ryan Moore will ride Mogul for Aidan O’Brien in the Epsom Derby, one of his six entries as he looks to become the most successful trainer in the 240-year  history of the race. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A unique Investec Epsom Derby on Saturday could be the scene for a historic eighth victory in racing’s most prized contest by Aidan O’Brien. The Iris(...)

 Irish tenor John McCormack painted by Sir William Orpen in 1923. He cut his teeth at Feis Ceoil. Photograph: Christies/PA Wire

Coronavirus continues to ravage the cultural calendar for the next few months. Music for Galway has cancelled all of its April events. Both the Good F(...)

Wayne Lordan and Iridessa after victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty

Having secured a first Breeders Cup training success through Iridessa, the record-breaking Joseph O’Brien transfers his international ambitions to mor(...)

Qing dynasty reclining opium chair, €1,000-€1,500, Adam’s

Adam’s Asian Art sale on Tuesday, November 5th will feature almost 200 lots from China, Japan, India, Nepal and Tibet. Included along with important (...)

Siskin en-route to victory under Colin Keane at the Curragh in June. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pinatubo may have wrapped up two-year-old championship honours after his stunning Curragh victory but Ger Lyons is eagerly anticipating his own unbeat(...)

Jessica Harrington: “I’ll talk to connections before Sunday, but it’ll be one of them taking her chance, probably Albigna.” Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A year after Alpha Centauri’s stellar career ended in shock defeat at “Irish champions weekend” Jessica Harrington is aiming for a happier Group One o(...)

There’s something about Castlesize House in Sallins, Co Kildare, that makes you come over all Jilly Cooper. Maybe it’s the heaped logs in the entranc(...)

 Colin Keane riding Mustajeer (right) to victory in the  The Sky Bet Ebor at York in England. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Having landed Europe’s richest handicap with Mustajeer on Saturday, Ger Lyons is considering his options in terms of testing Siskin’s classic potentia(...)

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