George King

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 Joseph O’Brien riding St Nicholas Abbey to win The Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Three-time Coronation Cup hero St Nicholas Abbey will bypass Royal Ascot and instead be targeted at the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes a(...)

“Havana was a European city longer than any other in the western hemisphere and it still shows.” Photograph: Roxana Gonzalez/Getty Images

Brigadier general Alexander O’Reilly, the Dubliner who had quit his country and joined the Flight of the Wild Geese, had a great deal to do on (...)

The Wicklow gold rush

The year 1795 saw a gold rush in Wicklow as prospectors flocked to the Gold Mines River. Eighty kilograms of gold were recovered in just a few (...)

Trainer Jim Culloty: “You need a horse with the pace to travel and then to have enough stamina at the end up that hill.”

Jim Culloty knows what it takes to win the RSA Chase. Thirteen years ago he won it as a jockey on board Lord Noelie. Today he will saddle Lord (...)

Groundstaff remove the frost protection covers during Champion Day at Cheltenham today. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

An inspection was taking place at Cheltenham this morning to see if racing will go ahead after further freezing overnight. There was a wi(...)

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