George King

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Bryony Frost and Frodon en-route to victory in the King George. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Racing people have some well-established lines to fall back on when faced with a microphone, like the rider who insists they “wouldn’t swap my horse f(...)

The bookmaker sector is looking to spring 2021 and the prospect of festivals such as Fairyhouse and Punchestown. File Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

Ireland’s on-course bookmakers admit they face a “grim” Christmas and are pinning their hopes for a return to business on a future extensive vaccine p(...)

John Creedon: Italian, French and Spanish place names were brought to Ireland as the Dublin middle classes returned from travelling, hence Sorrento Road and Vico Road in Dalkey. Photograph: Don Macmonagle

There’s an old folk tale that dates from a time when the Russian-Finnish border was being redrawn. Some rather stern officials from Moscow knocked on (...)

Ryan Moore riding Love  to win the Qipco 1000 Guineas  at Newmarket in June. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has ruled his Classic filly Love out of any further action this year. After contributing three of O’Brien’s dozen Group One victories t(...)

Jockey William Buick celebrates after winning the Juddmonte International Stakes  on Ghaiyyath at York in August. Photograph:  David Davies/Getty Images)

The Irish Champions Weekend has got its headline act with the world’s top-rated racehorse Ghaiyyath committed to Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes at L(...)

Samuel Johnson: his biographer James Boswell quotes him as telling an Irish friend in 1779: “Do not make a union with us, Sir. We should unite with you only to rob you.”

‘Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see.” Dr Samuel Johnson’s quip about the Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim still invites a chuckle , even if th(...)

Enable,  ridden by Frankie Dettori, wins the Darley Yorkshire Stakes in August, 2019. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes is shaping into a remarkable face-off between the two most powerful trainers in Britain and Ire(...)

Malahide Castle, the home of the Talbot family. James Talbot would inherit the castle in 1849 following the death of his older brother. Photograph: William Murphy/Wikimedia Commons

When we’re asked to picture a spy in our minds we often conjure up a tuxedo clad agent confidently navigating a world of megalomaniacs, futuristic gad(...)

The window that fell out of the Champions Gallery at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday. Officials believe it could have been caused by a chemical reaction. Photograph:   David Davies/Getty Images

A chemical reaction within a pane of toughened glass is the suspected cause of a bizarre accident as horse racing returned to Newmarket. Seats in the (...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

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