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Pat Smullen has died aged 43 after battling cancer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The death took place on Tuesday evening of the nine-times champion jockey Pat Smullen. He was 43 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018(...)

Mogul in action in the Longines Irish Champions Weekend, Leopardstown Racecourse, in 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Epsom Derby winner Serpentine failed to fire in Sunday’s Grand Prix de Paris but it was his stable companion Mogul who finally deliver(...)

Santiago wins the Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Curragh’s chief executive has said the noise emanating from the roof of the stand during Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby meeting was as bad(...)

Jockey Ronan Whelan  and trainer Michael Halford will be looking to land their first Classic with Sinawann in Friday evening’s 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Photograph:  Alan Betson

With the sporting stage to itself, Friday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas, and other big races over the coming weeks, have been described as a “huge(...)

Ronan Whelan on Ridenza (white noseband) on his way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies’ Maiden at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Sinawann and Ridenza are on course to bid for Classic glory in the Irish 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas respectively next month. The Mick Halford-trained pa(...)

Former Irish Times equestrian correspondent Grania Willis with  Col Billy Ringrose. Photograph: Frank Miller

The death has taken place of Col Billy Ringrose, a star of the Irish showjumping scene in the 1950s and 1960s. The 89-year-old who had been in ill hea(...)

The Aga Khan, for example, made five transfers totalling €19.99 million in March 2016, two into what appeared to be business accounts in Poland and three to accounts in Shenzhen and Taizhou in China

When the Aga Khan took a call from a man claiming to be the French defence minister requesting millions of euros for a top-secret government operation(...)

Ruby Walsh rides Klassical Dream to victory at the  Punchestown Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare, in April 2019.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The future of several major stud farms in Co Kildare is under threat from the proposed development of a quarry near Kilcullen, according to leading fi(...)

Crotanstown House and Stud, seven bedroom house, with cottage and stabling for forty horses, on eight acres, for sale with Savills for €1.85 million.

They say that racing began on The Curragh before Saint Patrick ever set foot on our soil. Records show the High Kings having the craic with chariots t(...)

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

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