John Oxx

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 Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo look on as Stephanie Roche arrives for the 2014 Fifa Ballon d’Or Gala. Photograph:  Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

Jockey Cathy Gannon  has been forced to retire because of a foot injury. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Dublin born jockey Cathy Gannon – the inaugural winner of the Irish Times/Sports Council of Ireland Sportswoman of the Year award in 2004 – has had to(...)

Enable ridden by Frankie Dettori wins the Darley Irish Oaks  at the  Curragh. Photograph:  PA Wire

Enable continued her singular Classic role this year when becoming the 14th filly to complete the Epsom-Curragh double in Saturday evening’s Darley Ir(...)

 Frankie Dettori on Enable celebrates winning the 4.30 Investec Oaks at Epsom Racecourse in June. Jockey will ride her again this Saturday in the  Darley Irish Oaks. Photograph:  Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Freed from classic crowd restrictions controversy, Curragh officials are banking on Frankie Dettori’s famous “Frankie factor” to light up Saturday eve(...)

John Oxx: welcomed the decision by Godolphin to send him five two year olds to train. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

John Oxx expects to be doubly represented in Saturday’s €400,000 Darley Irish Oaks with both Naughty Or Nice and Bengala set to take on the odds-on fa(...)

 Ryan Moore riding Order of St George wins the Gold Cup at the Royal Ascot last year. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

The first of Aidan O’Brien’s short-odds Royal Ascot hotpots, Churchill, proved a dismal flop on Tuesday so it won’t be just the memory of Order of St (...)

Dermot Weld:  seven runners at Gowran on Tuesday alone indicates the powerful yard is returning to normal service. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dermot Weld aims to give Titus his first race of 2017 in next month’s Listed Silver Stakes at the Curragh. The Juddmonte-owned colt impressively bea(...)

The Duchess of Cornwall meeting the stallion Invincible Spirit as she visits the Irish National Stud in Kildare. Photograph:  Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

In the brief battle for the attention of five sporting superstars, it came down to a straight fight between the Duchess of Cornwall and a bucket of ca(...)

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(...)

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