John Oxx

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Two Taffs ridden by Davy Russell on the way to victory in The Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Steeple Chase  at  Ayr. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

There are three days of flat racing calm before next week’s Punchestown’s National Hunt festival where officials are dreaming of a perfect season-end(...)

The Aga Khan’s Harzand winning the Irish Derby at the Curragh last year. The owner has indicated a willingness to discuss switching the 2018 Irish Derby to Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

The Aga Khan’s Irish representative favoured the closure of the Curragh during its €65 million redevelopment, and has indicated a willingness to discu(...)

John Oxx: “People might put up with temporary arrangements on those two big days for one year; repeating it could be a bit much.” Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Legendary Curragh trainer John Oxx has said the option of running both next year’s Irish Derby and the second leg of “Irish champions weekend” at Leop(...)

John Oxx will need to have Born To Be at his best to win the Blenheim Stakes. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

It’s no surprise that John Oxx has tasted success this season with the progeny of Born To Sea, and a son of the trainer’s 2012 Irish Derby runner-up,(...)

Bryan Cooper: will know that Folsom Blue relishes a stamina test on heavy ground. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It won’t eclipse Don Cossack’s Cheltenham Gold Cup but as a proud son of the Kingdom no jockey will relish victory in the €175,000 Guinness Kerr(...)

Pat Smullen on Harzand wins the Irish Derby at  the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Harzand’s chances of lining up in next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe appear to be improving with trainer Dermot Weld estimating it is “60-40” abo(...)

Intelligence Cross, taken out of York’s Gimcrack due to ground concerns, easily landed the Round Tower at the Curragh on Sunday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

John Oxx would be as appalled at sympathy, and the very idea of it seems incongruous for one of the most successful trainers in Irish racing history. (...)

Aidan O’Brien:   has seven runners at the Curragh on Sunday and Intelligence Cross, who holds an entry in the Goffs National Stakes, looks a good prospect. Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty

The French have yet to make a significant mark on Irish Champions Weekend but their top trainer Jean Claude Rouget will try and change that with some (...)

 Even Song is the odds on favourite for the Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: Getty

Even Song is a heavy odds-on favourite for the Darley Irish Oaks but Saturday’s feature has been the most lucrative of the Curragh classics for overse(...)

Trainer John Oxx with Sea The Stars in 2009. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

John Oxx has returned to winning form in style recently and the Curragh trainer can maintain that momentum with a cross-country double. It is three (...)

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