Ken Condon

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Winx:  is a 1-7 favourite to match the legendary Black Caviar’s 25-race unbeaten streak when he lines up in the  $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Evans/Getty

Curragh trainer Ken Condon is keeping his fingers crossed Success Days can shoot down Australian racing’s greatest star, Winx, in Sydney this Saturday(...)

 Frankie Dettori celebrates as he rides Cracksman to win The QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Maarek may not be the Group One contender he once was but the popular veteran can still successfully bring a touch of quality to Navan’s Wednesday car(...)

Churchill is favourite for Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is convinced Churchill will not fail for a lack of stamina when he runs over a mile and a quarter for the second time at Leopardstown on(...)

Dermot Weld: “If I thought we were going to get a wet autumn, we’d definitely train her for the Arc.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Beckford will put his unbeaten record on the line against seven rivals in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday. A rare two-year-old (...)

David Wachman: “I always believed Winter was a very high class filly and I’m delighted it has come to fruition. Aidan has done a great job with her.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Winter is odds-on favourite to complete the Newmarket-Curragh 1,000 Guineas double on Sunday. But despite the filly’s glittering progress this season(...)

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(...)

 Almanzor and jockey  Christophe Soumillon on their way to winning the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes from second place Found with Frankie Dettori at Leopardstown. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Almanzor bridged a 25-year gap by becoming the first French trained winner of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes in quarter of a century at Leopardstown (...)

 Derek McGrath, chief executive at the Curragh, on easing of  concerns about planning appeals: “We are now focused on finalising designs and it looks like we are good to go.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

The Curragh is set to have a condensed 2017 programme, running from May to September, in order to facilitate its €65 million redevelopment plan, which(...)

Found (R) is bidding to give Aidan O’Brien a seventh win in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh. Photograph: Getty

Found will face seven rivals in her bid to provide Aidan O’Brien with a seventh victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on Sunday. The mas(...)

Jockey Shane Foley ended his Irish season with 64 winners. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Jockey Shane Foley will aim to put a Group One seal on a best-ever season when Success Days lines up in Sunday’s Grosser Preis Von Bayern in Munich. F(...)

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