A view of the new stand at the Curragh. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

A crowd of just 3,650 was at the Curragh on Bank Holiday Monday when Irish racing’s new €80 million flagship facility opened to a generally favourable(...)

Lady Kaya will bid to give Sheila Lavery a maiden Group One success at Newmarket. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

 Europe’s premier autumn yearling sales kick off this week but Lady Kaya’s tilt at Group One glory in Saturday’s Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes i(...)

Ryan Moore riding Magic Wand to win the Ribblesdale Stakes on day 3 of Royal Ascot in June. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

A record-equalling sixth Darley Irish Oaks, and a 40th Irish classic in all, could be in the making for Aidan O’Brien at the Curragh on Saturday. O’B(...)

James Doyle riding Sea of Class at Newbury Racecourse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The legendary Sea the Stars made his racing debut on Darley Irish Oaks day, and a decade later his daughter, Sea of Class, looks a prime fancy to win (...)

Kildare’s David Hyland celebrates with his mother Máire after the victory over Mayo  at St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The greatest myth in sport is that one game is the same as the next and that all animals are equal. You hear managers preach ‘one game at a time’ and (...)

Willie McCreery celebrates for Kildare after beating Louth during the Leinster Senior Football Championship quarter finals at Croke Park. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Tiomes

Willie McCreery was one of the 1998 Kildare team that played under legendary manager Mick O’Dwyer when he led the Lilywhites to a precious Leinster fo(...)

Frankie Dettori: legendary Italian always proves a hugely popular visitor to the Curragh. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

English trainer Harry Dunlop is hopeful Frankie Dettori will ride Knight To Behold in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Dunlop’s unlikely to b(...)

Ryan Moore wins at Newmarket on  US Navy Flag. Europe’s champion juvenile of 2017 is one of 15 left in the €600,000 Poule d’Essai Des Poulains. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien already has this season’s English 2,000 Guineas in the bag courtesy of Saxon Warrior and will pursue a fifth success in the French versi(...)

Gustav Klimt: The Galileo colt won impressively at Leopardstown three weeks ago and has topped the 2,000 Guineas betting since. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien will bid for a first American classic victory in the Kentucky Derby although it promises to be business as usual for the Irishman when E(...)

Uncertainty about the composition of any overseas challenge means Aidan O’Brien is odds-on to bridge a six year gap since the last of his record seven(...)

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