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    Harrington takes top prize with Pincheck

    Harrington takes top prize with Pincheck


    The Jessica Harrington bandwagon rolled into Leopardsdown last night as she saw her Pincheck steam away with the Desmond Stakes, and she will now hope her impressive winner can do the same on Irish Champions...

    The Jessica Harrington bandwagon rolled into Leopardsdown last night as she saw her Pincheck steam away with the Desmond Stakes, and she will now hope her impressive winner can do the same on Irish Champions Weekend.
    Clemmie to get fourth shot at superstar 'Alpha'

    Clemmie to get fourth shot at superstar 'Alpha'


    Aidan O'Brien is warming up one-time English 1,000 Guineas favourite Clemmie for another crack at Alpha Centauri in next month's Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on the first day of Irish Champions weekend (September...

    Aidan O'Brien is warming up one-time English 1,000 Guineas favourite Clemmie for another crack at Alpha Centauri in next month's Group One Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on the first day of Irish Champions weekend (September 15-16).
    McCreery's 'Amber' can show true colours in Gowran return

    McCreery's 'Amber' can show true colours in Gowran return


    Liquid Amber returns to action for the first time since the English 1,000 Guineas in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran this...

    Liquid Amber returns to action for the first time since the English 1,000 Guineas in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Hurry Harriet Stakes at Gowran this evening.
    Alpha Centauri celestial again for Harrington

    Alpha Centauri celestial again for Harrington


    Alpha Centauri continued her fantastic campaign with an impressive victory in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville...

    Alpha Centauri continued her fantastic campaign with an impressive victory in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville yesterday.

    Drop in class has desired effect for Making Light


    Making Light booked her Group One ticket as she ran out an impressive winner of the Goffs Platinum Stakes at Cork yesterday. The Dermot Weld-trained filly won a Group Three at Naas at the start of the season, before finishing third at the same level and...

    Making Light booked her Group One ticket as she ran out an impressive winner of the Goffs Platinum Stakes at Cork yesterday. The Dermot Weld-trained filly won a Group Three at Naas at the start of the season, before finishing third at the same level and occupying the same position last time out in Group Two company at the Curragh in May.
    'Sergei' can advertise Guineas prospects in Phoenix

    'Sergei' can advertise Guineas prospects in Phoenix


    It's a massive few days for Irish racing with a host of challengers set for France and America in pursuit of lucrative prizes, but the action on these shores commands...

    It's a massive few days for Irish racing with a host of challengers set for France and America in pursuit of lucrative prizes, but the action on these shores commands respect.

    Zaaki looks set for revenge on Haydock rival


    The Shergar Cup takes place at Ascot today and for those readers unfamiliar with the concept, it's basically a competition in which jockeys join teams and compete for their region, similar to golf's Ryder...

    The Shergar Cup takes place at Ascot today and for those readers unfamiliar with the concept, it's basically a competition in which jockeys join teams and compete for their region, similar to golf's Ryder Cup.
    Halford's Platinum bidding for gold at Arlington

    Halford's Platinum bidding for gold at Arlington


    Michael Halford has given Platinum Warrior a glowing report as the son of Galileo settles into his American surroundings before a bold bid in tomorrow night's Grade One Secretariat Stakes (10.48) at Arlington...

    Michael Halford has given Platinum Warrior a glowing report as the son of Galileo settles into his American surroundings before a bold bid in tomorrow night's Grade One Secretariat Stakes (10.48) at Arlington Park.
    O'Donoghue sweet on 'Alpha' for 'Prix'

    O'Donoghue sweet on 'Alpha' for 'Prix'


    Colm O'Donoghue has enjoyed a thrill-a-minute season aboard Jessica Harrington's superstar filly Alpha Centauri and the Cork jockey is purring with excitement ahead of her French raid at Deauville on...

    Colm O'Donoghue has enjoyed a thrill-a-minute season aboard Jessica Harrington's superstar filly Alpha Centauri and the Cork jockey is purring with excitement ahead of her French raid at Deauville on Sunday.
    'Alpha' set for Deauville duel 'With You'

    'Alpha' set for Deauville duel 'With You'


    All eyes will be on Deauville this Sunday with Jessica Harrington's superstar filly Alpha Centauri set for a mouth-watering duel against Freddy Head's With You in the Prix Jacques le...

    All eyes will be on Deauville this Sunday with Jessica Harrington's superstar filly Alpha Centauri set for a mouth-watering duel against Freddy Head's With You in the Prix Jacques le Marois.
    Chicas Amigas gives backers a fright

    Chicas Amigas gives backers a fright


    Chicas Amigas was made to pull out all the stops to justify short-priced favouritism in the feature race at the Curragh...

    Chicas Amigas was made to pull out all the stops to justify short-priced favouritism in the feature race at the Curragh yesterday.
    Safe Voyage gets home to delight Davis

    Safe Voyage gets home to delight Davis


    English raider Safe Voyage came from the clouds to claim top honours in the Ahonoora Handicap at Galway...

    English raider Safe Voyage came from the clouds to claim top honours in the Ahonoora Handicap at Galway yesterday.
    Harrington's 'Chicas' to strike at Curragh

    Harrington's 'Chicas' to strike at Curragh


    Chicas Amigas could take advantage of having her sights lowered for the Mongey Communications Race at the Curragh...

    Chicas Amigas could take advantage of having her sights lowered for the Mongey Communications Race at the Curragh today.
    Polydream makes it a magnificent seven for Head

    Polydream makes it a magnificent seven for Head


    Polydream lunged late to provide trainer Freddy Head with a seventh victory in the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest at...

    Polydream lunged late to provide trainer Freddy Head with a seventh victory in the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.
    Mad Hatters head west on final day of Galway Races

    Mad Hatters head west on final day of Galway Races


    It was a week of fun and festivities for punters around the country as they enjoyed this year's Galway...

    It was a week of fun and festivities for punters around the country as they enjoyed this year's Galway Races.

    Master and apprentice take spoils


    Gifted Master, a 20/1 shot ridden by 5lb-claiming apprentice Jason Watson, landed one of the biggest handicap sprints of the season yesterday, when he got back up on the line to win the Unibet Stewards Cup on the final day of Glorious...

    Gifted Master, a 20/1 shot ridden by 5lb-claiming apprentice Jason Watson, landed one of the biggest handicap sprints of the season yesterday, when he got back up on the line to win the Unibet Stewards Cup on the final day of Glorious Goodwood.

    Sun shines for Mullins team


    Willie Mullins won his fifth feature race of the Galway Festival as Low Sun found plenty for pressure to give Katie O'Farrell another famous victory in the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap...

    Willie Mullins won his fifth feature race of the Galway Festival as Low Sun found plenty for pressure to give Katie O'Farrell another famous victory in the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle.
    Uradel and Truffles can secure Ballybrit doubles

    Uradel and Truffles can secure Ballybrit doubles


    The Galway Festival is winding down after a hectic period, but Willie Mullins is one man keen to keep the throttle down over the closing two...

    The Galway Festival is winding down after a hectic period, but Willie Mullins is one man keen to keep the throttle down over the closing two days.
    Red-hot Mullins gets sweet tune out of Nessun Dorma

    Red-hot Mullins gets sweet tune out of Nessun Dorma


    Another day at the Galway Festival, and it was yet another big-race winner for Willie Mullins as Nessun Dorma (14/1) sprung a surprise under an enterprising ride from Billy Lee in the Guinness Premier...

    Another day at the Galway Festival, and it was yet another big-race winner for Willie Mullins as Nessun Dorma (14/1) sprung a surprise under an enterprising ride from Billy Lee in the Guinness Premier Handicap.
    'Dream' may return to haunt Ellison

    'Dream' may return to haunt Ellison


    English trainer Brian Ellison has turned tomorrow's feature "Ahonoora" Premier Handicap (3.55) at Galway into a procession taking the last four renewals, but he may be outdone by one of his former charges this time...

    English trainer Brian Ellison has turned tomorrow's feature "Ahonoora" Premier Handicap (3.55) at Galway into a procession taking the last four renewals, but he may be outdone by one of his former charges this time around.
    Dee Ex Bee set to bounce back at Goodwood

    Dee Ex Bee set to bounce back at Goodwood


    On the face of it, a four-runner race should be fairly easy to figure out as there's less homework to do on each horse. But finding the likely winner of a race is one thing, making a long-term profit backing them is another. To do that, you've to try...

    On the face of it, a four-runner race should be fairly easy to figure out as there's less homework to do on each horse. But finding the likely winner of a race is one thing, making a long-term profit backing them is another. To do that, you've to try find ones which are a bigger price than they should be, which is no easy task.
    Nessun Dorma continues Galway domination for Willie Mullins

    Nessun Dorma continues Galway domination for Willie Mullins


    Limini had to make do with minor honours for the second time at this year's Galway Festival as stable companion Nessun Dorma claimed victory in Friday's Guinness...

    Limini had to make do with minor honours for the second time at this year's Galway Festival as stable companion Nessun Dorma claimed victory in Friday's Guinness Handicap.
    Galway Day Five: A race-by-race guide, all the top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day

    Galway Day Five: A race-by-race guide, all the top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day


    It's the calm after the storm as the action begins to ease into the weekend following the excitement of the Plate and the Hurdle at Ballybrit, but one man who has been on form all week is Willie Mullins - and it can pay to keep him on...

    It's the calm after the storm as the action begins to ease into the weekend following the excitement of the Plate and the Hurdle at Ballybrit, but one man who has been on form all week is Willie Mullins - and it can pay to keep him on side.
    Betting ring: Limini well-in at these weights

    Betting ring: Limini well-in at these weights


    By their very nature, handicaps are among the most tricky type of race to figure out, with the better horses carrying more weight to give every animal an equal...

    By their very nature, handicaps are among the most tricky type of race to figure out, with the better horses carrying more weight to give every animal an equal chance.

    Blackmore ordered back to school after ban


    She may be leading the Irish jumps jockeys' championship, but Rachael Blackmore will have to head back to the Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE) HQ at the Curragh for "one day's tuition on the correct use of the...

    She may be leading the Irish jumps jockeys' championship, but Rachael Blackmore will have to head back to the Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE) HQ at the Curragh for "one day's tuition on the correct use of the whip".
    Team Mullins reign supreme

    Team Mullins reign supreme


    Willie Mullins confirmed his status as the new 'King of Ballybrit' with his son Patrick the Prince, as Galway Hurdle success for Sharjah (12/1) spearheaded a 295.5/1 treble for the Closutton...

    Willie Mullins confirmed his status as the new 'King of Ballybrit' with his son Patrick the Prince, as Galway Hurdle success for Sharjah (12/1) spearheaded a 295.5/1 treble for the Closutton maestro.
    Win was sweet redemption in race I never even dreamed of winning

    Win was sweet redemption in race I never even dreamed of winning


    Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day sang: "It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right, I hope you had the time of your life". That sums up my week in Galway so...

    Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day sang: "It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right, I hope you had the time of your life". That sums up my week in Galway so far.
    Appleby surprised by 'Wild' reservations

    Appleby surprised by 'Wild' reservations


    This is the season that has marked Godolphin's return to the top and while Masar's victory in the Derby is unlikely to be bettered, Wild Illusion finally landed one at the highest level in her Classic year when she dictated the Qatar Nassau Stakes from...

    This is the season that has marked Godolphin's return to the top and while Masar's victory in the Derby is unlikely to be bettered, Wild Illusion finally landed one at the highest level in her Classic year when she dictated the Qatar Nassau Stakes from start to finish yesterday.
    Battaash connections confident of defending Qatar Stakes crown

    Battaash connections confident of defending Qatar Stakes crown


    Connections of Battaash have high hopes of him bouncing back from Royal Ascot disappointment to successfully defend his King George Qatar Stakes title at Goodwood today...

    Connections of Battaash have high hopes of him bouncing back from Royal Ascot disappointment to successfully defend his King George Qatar Stakes title at Goodwood today (3.35).
    Galway Hurdle Day: A race-by-race guide and all the top tips from our expert team

    Galway Hurdle Day: A race-by-race guide and all the top tips from our expert team


    THE richest prize in Irish jumps racing always attracts a stellar cast and this year is no different as 20 go to post – nine of which are owned by JP McManus – for today's €300,000 Galway...

    THE richest prize in Irish jumps racing always attracts a stellar cast and this year is no different as 20 go to post – nine of which are owned by JP McManus – for today's €300,000 Galway Hurdle.
    I'm raring to go, 'very fit' Higgins tells racegoers

    I'm raring to go, 'very fit' Higgins tells racegoers


    President Michael D Higgins has told how he is in fighting form ahead of the upcoming presidential race, where he is seeking a second term in Áras an...

    President Michael D Higgins has told how he is in fighting form ahead of the upcoming presidential race, where he is seeking a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin.
    Mark Enright hails Gordon Elliott for helping to beat depression following remarkable 1,155/1 Galway brace

    Mark Enright hails Gordon Elliott for helping to beat depression following remarkable 1,155/1 Galway brace


    Mark Enright may have been in the "last-chance saloon" last winter when he decided to end his days as a freelance jockey, but the Limerick rider was left dining at Irish racing's top table last...

    Mark Enright may have been in the "last-chance saloon" last winter when he decided to end his days as a freelance jockey, but the Limerick rider was left dining at Irish racing's top table last night.
    Galway Plate Day: A race-by-race guide, top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day

    Galway Plate Day: A race-by-race guide, top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day


    WITH top-class horses including Balko Des Flos, Carlingford Lough and Road To Riches on the recent Galway Plate roll of honour, the winner of today’s €250,000 feature will join elite...

    WITH top-class horses including Balko Des Flos, Carlingford Lough and Road To Riches on the recent Galway Plate roll of honour, the winner of today’s €250,000 feature will join elite company.
    Danny and Willie Mullins combine with River Light for another big win in Galway

    Danny and Willie Mullins combine with River Light for another big win in Galway


    River Light claimed the COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap for the second year in succession at the Galway Races after returning from a long layoff to finish powerfully at...

    River Light claimed the COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap for the second year in succession at the Galway Races after returning from a long layoff to finish powerfully at Ballybrit.
    'Viking' can plunder the spoils for Byrnes

    'Viking' can plunder the spoils for Byrnes


    Ruby Walsh knows better than most not to take anything for granted in the racing game, but it seemed his luck was changing for the better when he made a winning return to race riding on board Lareena at Thurles on March...

    Ruby Walsh knows better than most not to take anything for granted in the racing game, but it seemed his luck was changing for the better when he made a winning return to race riding on board Lareena at Thurles on March 8.

    Limini looks primed for feature prize - and can help me level scores with dad


    It was the middle of the seventies, on the twisty road home from Galway to Duninga in Kilkenny and my father and uncle Tony were sitting sheepishly in the back of the car. I'm sure it was still black and white then. Willie had been beaten in the bumper...

    It was the middle of the seventies, on the twisty road home from Galway to Duninga in Kilkenny and my father and uncle Tony were sitting sheepishly in the back of the car. I'm sure it was still black and white then. Willie had been beaten in the bumper and Tony had lost a hurdle race he should have won. The radio was probably on.
    'The whole male versus female thing is not a talking point, it's gone'

    'The whole male versus female thing is not a talking point, it's gone'


    For those who dip in and out of racing, Rachael Blackmore's standing at the head of the Irish jump jockeys' table is ground-breaking news, but it has quickly become the...

    For those who dip in and out of racing, Rachael Blackmore's standing at the head of the Irish jump jockeys' table is ground-breaking news, but it has quickly become the norm.
    Walsh raring to go on return

    Walsh raring to go on return


    Ruby Walsh is raring to go ahead of his much-anticipated return from injury at the Galway Festival today as all eyes turn to Ballybrit for their week-long carnival which is expected to attract 150,000 punters over the seven...

    Ruby Walsh is raring to go ahead of his much-anticipated return from injury at the Galway Festival today as all eyes turn to Ballybrit for their week-long carnival which is expected to attract 150,000 punters over the seven days.
    Galway Races Day 1: Expert tips and race-by-race guide as the action gets underway in Ballybrit

    Galway Races Day 1: Expert tips and race-by-race guide as the action gets underway in Ballybrit


    While Willie Mullins has managed to lower the colours of Galway specialist Dermot Weld - 31 times champion trainer - in recent years with back-to-back title wins, both may play second fiddle to Tony Martin on the opening...

    While Willie Mullins has managed to lower the colours of Galway specialist Dermot Weld - 31 times champion trainer - in recent years with back-to-back title wins, both may play second fiddle to Tony Martin on the opening evening.
    Stoute has last 'Word' as King George the sixth

    Stoute has last 'Word' as King George the sixth


    Poet's Word provided Michael Stoute with a record-breaking sixth success in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes in a spellbinding renewal of the great race at Ascot on...

    Poet's Word provided Michael Stoute with a record-breaking sixth success in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes in a spellbinding renewal of the great race at Ascot on Saturday.
    Stoute's joy at record victory

    Stoute's joy at record victory


    Michael Stoute claimed the outright record for the most King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes wins when Poet's Word, the 7/4 second favourite, beat his stable companion, Crystal Ocean, by a hard-fought neck to give him a sixth victory in high...

    Michael Stoute claimed the outright record for the most King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes wins when Poet's Word, the 7/4 second favourite, beat his stable companion, Crystal Ocean, by a hard-fought neck to give him a sixth victory in high summer's middle-distance championship at Ascot yesterday.
    Flat out for Galway

    Flat out for Galway


    'There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a...

    'There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.'
    Wayne Bailey: Age no barrier for Poet's Word

    Wayne Bailey: Age no barrier for Poet's Word


    It's been argued that the King George (3.40 Ascot) is not the same race as years gone by, but I reckon we have a great contest in store this afternoon, especially in the unlikely event that Cracksman, which is rated 125, makes the final...

    It's been argued that the King George (3.40 Ascot) is not the same race as years gone by, but I reckon we have a great contest in store this afternoon, especially in the unlikely event that Cracksman, which is rated 125, makes the final line-up.

    Take pair of 'Queens' to be winning hand at Gowran


    With all eyes on the start of the Galway Festival on Monday, it's a quiet weekend on the home front but punters' appetite will be sated by today's seven-race Flat card at Gowran...

    With all eyes on the start of the Galway Festival on Monday, it's a quiet weekend on the home front but punters' appetite will be sated by today's seven-race Flat card at Gowran Park.
    WATCH: There were TWO dead-heats in a dramatic day at Leopardstown

    WATCH: There were TWO dead-heats in a dramatic day at Leopardstown


    Jim Bolger and Aidan O'Brien shared the spoils in one of two remarkable dead-heats at Leopardstown where Cimeara and Sizzling couldn't be separated in the Listed Kingdom Of Bahrain Vinnie Roe...

    Jim Bolger and Aidan O'Brien shared the spoils in one of two remarkable dead-heats at Leopardstown where Cimeara and Sizzling couldn't be separated in the Listed Kingdom Of Bahrain Vinnie Roe Stakes.
    Mulvany set to 'Go Again' at Down Royal

    Mulvany set to 'Go Again' at Down Royal


    On The Go Again returns from a five-month absence to contest the €50,000 Plate at Down Royal...

    On The Go Again returns from a five-month absence to contest the €50,000 Plate at Down Royal today.

    Goddess can back up hype for all-conquering O'Brien stable


    Everything adds up on the breeding side of things for Goddess to be a potential superstar and Aidan O'Brien's two-year-old filly bids to back up the hype at a top-class Leopardstown card...

    Everything adds up on the breeding side of things for Goddess to be a potential superstar and Aidan O'Brien's two-year-old filly bids to back up the hype at a top-class Leopardstown card tonight.

    Fry eyes Plate glory with Drumcliff on Galway bow


    Harry Fry is making a bold bid for success on his first trip to Ballybrit next week with Drumcliff one of five possible British raiders out of 58 entries hoping to land the Galway Plate next...

    Harry Fry is making a bold bid for success on his first trip to Ballybrit next week with Drumcliff one of five possible British raiders out of 58 entries hoping to land the Galway Plate next Wednesday.

    'Gardens' ready to bloom for O'Brien


    Kew Gardens looks likely to lead Aidan O'Brien's charge for a fifth success in Saturday's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at...

    Kew Gardens looks likely to lead Aidan O'Brien's charge for a fifth success in Saturday's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
    Curragh double for O'Brien as Magical weaves her spell

    Curragh double for O'Brien as Magical weaves her spell


    Out of luck in Saturday's Oaks with Forever Together, Aidan O'Brien bounced back to land yesterday's feature as Magical belatedly opened her account for the season when making all in the Group Two Kilboy Estate...

    Out of luck in Saturday's Oaks with Forever Together, Aidan O'Brien bounced back to land yesterday's feature as Magical belatedly opened her account for the season when making all in the Group Two Kilboy Estate Stakes.
    Twomey can rule Ballinrobe once more

    Twomey can rule Ballinrobe once more


    Dawn Hoofer and Ruler Of France are the two standout names in the €30,000 Win Big With Tote Handicap at Ballinrobe this...

    Dawn Hoofer and Ruler Of France are the two standout names in the €30,000 Win Big With Tote Handicap at Ballinrobe this evening.
    Haggas considers York plan for Curragh heroine Sea Of Class

    Haggas considers York plan for Curragh heroine Sea Of Class


    Newmarket trainer William Haggas will consider a trip to York for his Sea Of Class after her heroics in Saturday's Irish...

    Newmarket trainer William Haggas will consider a trip to York for his Sea Of Class after her heroics in Saturday's Irish Oaks.

    Doyle delivers Class act


    William Haggas won the Darley Irish Oaks with Sea Of Class after the filly was given a beautifully judged, bordering on sensational, waiting ride by James Doyle to put her head in front in the last stride - without using his...

    William Haggas won the Darley Irish Oaks with Sea Of Class after the filly was given a beautifully judged, bordering on sensational, waiting ride by James Doyle to put her head in front in the last stride - without using his stick.

    Forever Together to give O'Brien team Oaks double


    Michael Stoute holds the record for most wins in the Irish Oaks at six, but Aidan O'Brien will equal that this evening should one of his three entries win the feature at the Curragh (5.30), which has attracted just seven...

    Michael Stoute holds the record for most wins in the Irish Oaks at six, but Aidan O'Brien will equal that this evening should one of his three entries win the feature at the Curragh (5.30), which has attracted just seven fillies.
    Projection has form to strike for Charlton

    Projection has form to strike for Charlton


    In ancient Greek culture, one of the more interesting figures is Dionysus, who was the god of various things including wine, euphoria and...

    In ancient Greek culture, one of the more interesting figures is Dionysus, who was the god of various things including wine, euphoria and fertility.
    Faugheen vet cleared of any wrongdoing

    Faugheen vet cleared of any wrongdoing


    Faugheen's vet Tim Brennan has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority after charges were brought against him relating to bets allegedly placed by his...

    Faugheen's vet Tim Brennan has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority after charges were brought against him relating to bets allegedly placed by his brother.
    Sea Of Class looking to spoil Oaks party for Ballydoyle trio

    Sea Of Class looking to spoil Oaks party for Ballydoyle trio


    Magic Wand, Forever Together and Sea Of Class all feature in a field of just seven runners for the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh...

    Magic Wand, Forever Together and Sea Of Class all feature in a field of just seven runners for the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh tomorrow.

    Carberry 'getting the hang' of show jumping


    For Paul Carberry, nothing may ever replace the rush of the Cheltenham roar but, since stepping away from race riding, he's found a new outlet for his talents: show...

    For Paul Carberry, nothing may ever replace the rush of the Cheltenham roar but, since stepping away from race riding, he's found a new outlet for his talents: show jumping.
    Mullins vet denies passing on information

    Mullins vet denies passing on information


    The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority has concluded its two-day hearing into whether or not Irish vet Tim Brennan passed on inside information to enable his brother Michael to win a modest amount of money by laying Faugheen for the...

    The Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority has concluded its two-day hearing into whether or not Irish vet Tim Brennan passed on inside information to enable his brother Michael to win a modest amount of money by laying Faugheen for the 2016 Champion Hurdle. A verdict is expected later this week.
    Wicklow Brave holds all the aces at Killarney

    Wicklow Brave holds all the aces at Killarney


    Wicklow Brave headlines an intriguing seven-strong field for the Rose Hotel Race at...

    Wicklow Brave headlines an intriguing seven-strong field for the Rose Hotel Race at Killarney.
    Case against Faugheen vet 'has no credibility'

    Case against Faugheen vet 'has no credibility'


    A high-profile case involving an Irish vet is due to continue before the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in England...

    A high-profile case involving an Irish vet is due to continue before the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) in England today.

    Killarney bookies hit for six


    The bookies at Killarney were hit for six last night as all but one of the market leaders on the seven-race card...

    The bookies at Killarney were hit for six last night as all but one of the market leaders on the seven-race card won.
    US Navy Flag leads from front in Group One double for O'Brien

    US Navy Flag leads from front in Group One double for O'Brien


    It was another Saturday to remember for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore, with US Navy Flag and Kew Gardens providing the formidable combination with a Group One...

    It was another Saturday to remember for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore, with US Navy Flag and Kew Gardens providing the formidable combination with a Group One double.
    Mullins sets new mark for amateur winners

    Mullins sets new mark for amateur winners


    Patrick Mullins became the winning-most amateur rider of all time as he overtook the record of 545 winners set by Ted Walsh with victory aboard Queens Boulevard in the Blind Tiger Flat race at...

    Patrick Mullins became the winning-most amateur rider of all time as he overtook the record of 545 winners set by Ted Walsh with victory aboard Queens Boulevard in the Blind Tiger Flat race at Sligo.
    Flag flies high for O'Brien

    Flag flies high for O'Brien


    Champions among Aidan O'Brien's older horses have been in short supply this season but the trainer may yet have the continent's best sprinter in US Navy Flag: the colt, dropped back to six furlongs for the first time this season, showed Europe's best a...

    Champions among Aidan O'Brien's older horses have been in short supply this season but the trainer may yet have the continent's best sprinter in US Navy Flag: the colt, dropped back to six furlongs for the first time this season, showed Europe's best a clean pair of heels in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket yesterday.
    Aussie warrior 'Redkirk' ready to bounce back

    Aussie warrior 'Redkirk' ready to bounce back


    The phrase "nothing is certain, except death and taxes" is usually attributed to one of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, and he did pen something similar in a 1789 letter regarding the new...

    The phrase "nothing is certain, except death and taxes" is usually attributed to one of the founding fathers of the United States, Benjamin Franklin, and he did pen something similar in a 1789 letter regarding the new Constitution.
    Harrington joy as 'faultless' Alpha stars in Falmouth

    Harrington joy as 'faultless' Alpha stars in Falmouth


    Alpha Centauri may have won "only" the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes by four-and-a-half lengths at Newmarket yesterday, but the grey filly provided racing with a second wow moment of the summer when, going into the Dip with all her rivals already hard at...

    Alpha Centauri may have won "only" the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes by four-and-a-half lengths at Newmarket yesterday, but the grey filly provided racing with a second wow moment of the summer when, going into the Dip with all her rivals already hard at it, jockey Colm O'Donoghue let out an inch of rein.
    O'Brien brothers hoping to steer 'Ship' home safely

    O'Brien brothers hoping to steer 'Ship' home safely


    It's a heavyweight clash between Godolphin and Aidan O'Brien as an impressive opening course of the five-day Killarney July Racing Festival swings into action...

    It's a heavyweight clash between Godolphin and Aidan O'Brien as an impressive opening course of the five-day Killarney July Racing Festival swings into action tomorrow.
    Blackmore leading way in jump jockeys race

    Blackmore leading way in jump jockeys race


    Rachael Blackmore is flying high and continues to break the glass ceiling as she's currently leading the jump jockeys'...

    Rachael Blackmore is flying high and continues to break the glass ceiling as she's currently leading the jump jockeys' championship.

    Legends Of War can rule roost


    Exciting prospect Legends Of War, which represents the Roaring Lion connections of Qatar Racing, John Gosden and Oisín Murphy, can provide the highlight on the first day of Newmarket's July meeting by winning a competitive Arqana July Stakes...

    Exciting prospect Legends Of War, which represents the Roaring Lion connections of Qatar Racing, John Gosden and Oisín Murphy, can provide the highlight on the first day of Newmarket's July meeting by winning a competitive Arqana July Stakes (2.25).

    Gosden: Cracksman to swerve King George


    John Gosden says Cracksman is more likely to have an autumn campaign than run in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at...

    John Gosden says Cracksman is more likely to have an autumn campaign than run in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
    'Rosie' can bounce back with a bang for Mullins

    'Rosie' can bounce back with a bang for Mullins


    Rock-hard underfoot conditions are making life difficult for ground staff and trainers alike this summer with small fields the norm and today's card at Roscommon is no...

    Rock-hard underfoot conditions are making life difficult for ground staff and trainers alike this summer with small fields the norm and today's card at Roscommon is no exception.

    Mendelssohn shows well on return in US


    Mendelssohn finished third on his return to action in the Grade Three Dwyer Stakes over a mile on the dirt in...

    Mendelssohn finished third on his return to action in the Grade Three Dwyer Stakes over a mile on the dirt in Belmont.
    Roaring Lion edges duel to deny O'Brien by neck

    Roaring Lion edges duel to deny O'Brien by neck


    Roaring Lion battled on bravely to beat his old rival Saxon Warrior in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. The two classy three-year-olds had the 10-furlong Group One to themselves and no quarter was given in the closing...

    Roaring Lion battled on bravely to beat his old rival Saxon Warrior in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. The two classy three-year-olds had the 10-furlong Group One to themselves and no quarter was given in the closing stages.
    Tributes pour in for late trainer Dunlop

    Tributes pour in for late trainer Dunlop


    Multiple Classic-winning trainer John Dunlop has died at the age of 78. Dunlop saddled two winners of the Derby in Shirley Heights (1978) and Erhaab (1994). He also won the St Leger three times, the 1000 Guineas three times and the Oaks twice, with the...

    Multiple Classic-winning trainer John Dunlop has died at the age of 78. Dunlop saddled two winners of the Derby in Shirley Heights (1978) and Erhaab (1994). He also won the St Leger three times, the 1000 Guineas three times and the Oaks twice, with the 2000 Guineas the only British Classic to elude him.

    Eclipse trip set to revitalise weary 'Warrior'


    The Coral Eclipse is the race that allows the Classic generation to take on their elders, and that usually makes for some great storylines as the old take on the young. Youth or experience? The champion or the...

    The Coral Eclipse is the race that allows the Classic generation to take on their elders, and that usually makes for some great storylines as the old take on the young. Youth or experience? The champion or the pretender?

    O'Brien out for success on all fronts in busy weekend


    Aidan O'Brien begins his latest bid for world domination tonight as he makes a four-pronged attack on the Stars and Stripes card in Belmont...

    Aidan O'Brien begins his latest bid for world domination tonight as he makes a four-pronged attack on the Stars and Stripes card in Belmont Park.
    Fortune can favour 'Brave' on hurdles return - Mullins

    Fortune can favour 'Brave' on hurdles return - Mullins


    Connections feel Wicklow Brave's class can help him give weight all-round in the Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary...

    Connections feel Wicklow Brave's class can help him give weight all-round in the Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle at Tipperary today.

    Ruby 'ready to rock' for Galway Races


    Ruby Walsh is "ready to rock" ahead of his long-awaited return to the saddle at the Galway Races later this month (July 30-August...

    Ruby Walsh is "ready to rock" ahead of his long-awaited return to the saddle at the Galway Races later this month (July 30-August 5).

    Brothers bask in Derby glory


    Joseph O'Brien reflected on one the greatest days of his life the morning after saddling Latrobe to claim Irish Derby...

    Joseph O'Brien reflected on one the greatest days of his life the morning after saddling Latrobe to claim Irish Derby glory.

    Sons outshine father in Derby glory


    How do you stop Aidan O'Brien winning a 13th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby? Put his two sons on the case was the answer, after brothers Joseph and Donnacha combined to beat their father when Latrobe outstayed the Ballydoyle quartet Rostropovich, Saxon...

    How do you stop Aidan O'Brien winning a 13th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby? Put his two sons on the case was the answer, after brothers Joseph and Donnacha combined to beat their father when Latrobe outstayed the Ballydoyle quartet Rostropovich, Saxon Warrior, Delano Roosevelt and The Pentagon, in that order, to lead home an O'Brien 1-2-3-4-5 in Ireland's premier Flat race at the Curragh.
    O'Brien's Pretty strong hand

    O'Brien's Pretty strong hand


    Investec Oaks heroine Forever Together bids to double her Group One tally in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh...

    Investec Oaks heroine Forever Together bids to double her Group One tally in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh today.