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    Gosden drops 'Lion' in trip and opts for blinkers on Cracksman

    Gosden drops 'Lion' in trip and opts for blinkers on Cracksman


    Cracksman will wear blinkers on his final outing in tomorrow's Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot as his John Gosden stablemate Roaring Lion steps back in trip for the other big race, the Queen Elizabeth II...

    Cracksman will wear blinkers on his final outing in tomorrow's Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot as his John Gosden stablemate Roaring Lion steps back in trip for the other big race, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
    Major doubts cast over future of Down Royal racing

    Major doubts cast over future of Down Royal racing


    Chaos was sparked yesterday when it was announced that racing would no longer operate at Down Royal from 2019 onwards with the future of the Co Down track now in...

    Chaos was sparked yesterday when it was announced that racing would no longer operate at Down Royal from 2019 onwards with the future of the Co Down track now in doubt.
    Mullins hails Ruby return after jockey gets back among winners

    Mullins hails Ruby return after jockey gets back among winners


    Ruby Walsh scored his first win since returning from injury as My Sister Sarah claimed the two-and-a-half-mile maiden hurdle at...

    Ruby Walsh scored his first win since returning from injury as My Sister Sarah claimed the two-and-a-half-mile maiden hurdle at Punchestown.
    Capri set for Cracksman duel as Gosden opts to make late call on Lion

    Capri set for Cracksman duel as Gosden opts to make late call on Lion


    The Flat season may be drawing to a close but Aidan O'Brien is showing no sign of slowing down as he finalises his team for Champions Weekend at Ascot on...

    The Flat season may be drawing to a close but Aidan O'Brien is showing no sign of slowing down as he finalises his team for Champions Weekend at Ascot on Saturday.
    Brazos plunders Navan feature for Murphy

    Brazos plunders Navan feature for Murphy


    Brazos turned on the style to run out a clear-cut winner of the Irish Cesarewitch for trainer John Murphy and jockey Shane Foley at...

    Brazos turned on the style to run out a clear-cut winner of the Irish Cesarewitch for trainer John Murphy and jockey Shane Foley at Navan.
    Spider Web pounces late to net Munster National for Dempsey

    Spider Web pounces late to net Munster National for Dempsey


    Spider Web reeled in Na Trachtalai Abu in the final strides to snatch victory in the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster Grand National at...

    Spider Web reeled in Na Trachtalai Abu in the final strides to snatch victory in the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster Grand National at Limerick.
    Sharjah leads Mullins cohort

    Sharjah leads Mullins cohort


    Galway Hurdle winner Sharjah heads a formidable team of seven from the Willie Mullins stable bidding for honours in the Irish Cesarewitch at...

    Galway Hurdle winner Sharjah heads a formidable team of seven from the Willie Mullins stable bidding for honours in the Irish Cesarewitch at Navan.
    'Dyck' can make it a lucky 13th in Dewhurst

    'Dyck' can make it a lucky 13th in Dewhurst


    The Christian calendar, or Gregorian calendar as it's also known, is the most widely used calendar in the world today and the one we all recognise - although there's still a few places such as Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Iran which use other traditional...

    The Christian calendar, or Gregorian calendar as it's also known, is the most widely used calendar in the world today and the one we all recognise - although there's still a few places such as Ethiopia, Afghanistan and Iran which use other traditional calendars.
    Elliott holds the aces in Munster National while 'Charm' can cause upset

    Elliott holds the aces in Munster National while 'Charm' can cause upset


    There's something to sate the appetite of all racing fans on one of the busiest weekends of the calendar with attention switched between Australia, Newmarket, Navan and...

    There's something to sate the appetite of all racing fans on one of the busiest weekends of the calendar with attention switched between Australia, Newmarket, Navan and Limerick.
    Hermosa leads O'Brien's raiding party

    Hermosa leads O'Brien's raiding party


    Aidan O'Brien brings a formidable battalion to Newmarket today as the Ballydoyle maestro goes in search of another Group One success in the Fillies' Mile...

    Aidan O'Brien brings a formidable battalion to Newmarket today as the Ballydoyle maestro goes in search of another Group One success in the Fillies' Mile (3.35).

    O'Brien rules Ten Sovereigns out of 'Hot' Dewhurst duel


    Some of the gloss has been taken off Saturday's Group One Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket with Aidan O'Brien ruling Ten Sovereigns out of a mouthwatering duel with John Gosden's Too Darn...

    Some of the gloss has been taken off Saturday's Group One Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket with Aidan O'Brien ruling Ten Sovereigns out of a mouthwatering duel with John Gosden's Too Darn Hot.
    Cecil's wonder horse Frankel creating a new empire in his own image

    Cecil's wonder horse Frankel creating a new empire in his own image


    A wonder horse on the track, and a super sire off it, Frankel is such a paragon that he even manages to be a "considerate" lover to the elite mares assisting him in his conquest of the bloodstock...

    A wonder horse on the track, and a super sire off it, Frankel is such a paragon that he even manages to be a "considerate" lover to the elite mares assisting him in his conquest of the bloodstock world.
    Penny Jane obliges to give Elliott a double at Galway

    Penny Jane obliges to give Elliott a double at Galway


    Penny Jane overcame a nightmare passage in the Guinness Handicap chase to give Gordon Elliott a double at...

    Penny Jane overcame a nightmare passage in the Guinness Handicap chase to give Gordon Elliott a double at Galway.
    Blackmore on the double as Ellie Mac hits mark to honour Berkeley victims

    Blackmore on the double as Ellie Mac hits mark to honour Berkeley victims


    It was a case of another day, another double for Rachael Blackmore at Tipperary as she made it four wins in the space of two days at the...

    It was a case of another day, another double for Rachael Blackmore at Tipperary as she made it four wins in the space of two days at the venue.

    Lynam out to make her mark after swapping Shakespeare for horses


    Other careers were flirted with but when she began to skip Shakespearean acting classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London to go to the races at Goodwood, Sarah Lynam knew she was destined for a life surrounded by...

    Other careers were flirted with but when she began to skip Shakespearean acting classes at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London to go to the races at Goodwood, Sarah Lynam knew she was destined for a life surrounded by horses.
    Meade aims for double glory at Tipperary

    Meade aims for double glory at Tipperary


    Noel Meade sent out a double at Roscommon last Monday and the Castletown, Co Meath trainer may repeat the feat today at Tipperary with Moyross and First...

    Noel Meade sent out a double at Roscommon last Monday and the Castletown, Co Meath trainer may repeat the feat today at Tipperary with Moyross and First Approach.
    Enable repeats Arc feat for Dettori to deny unlucky Doyle

    Enable repeats Arc feat for Dettori to deny unlucky Doyle


    If the French racing authorities wanted to kick-start the new era for their revamped Longchamp with a Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe par excellence then they got it when Enable and Sea Of Class fought out an epic finish to the great race on its...

    If the French racing authorities wanted to kick-start the new era for their revamped Longchamp with a Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe par excellence then they got it when Enable and Sea Of Class fought out an epic finish to the great race on its homecoming.
    A Fairy tale for Weld as he strikes Gold in Concorde for 12th time

    A Fairy tale for Weld as he strikes Gold in Concorde for 12th time


    Dermot Weld won the Coolmore Stud Home Of Champions Concorde Stakes for a remarkable 12th time since 1983 when Yulong Gold Fairy took the Group Three honours at Tipperary...

    Dermot Weld won the Coolmore Stud Home Of Champions Concorde Stakes for a remarkable 12th time since 1983 when Yulong Gold Fairy took the Group Three honours at Tipperary yesterday.
    'My wife had to tell me to pull myself together'

    'My wife had to tell me to pull myself together'


    William Haggas, the Newmarket trainer who has already won the Derby and the Oaks, attempts to add Europe's great autumn all-age championship contest, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp today, with his exceptional filly Sea Of...

    William Haggas, the Newmarket trainer who has already won the Derby and the Oaks, attempts to add Europe's great autumn all-age championship contest, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp today, with his exceptional filly Sea Of Class.
    Enable can rule supreme in Arc for Dettori

    Enable can rule supreme in Arc for Dettori


    In Victorian times, some of the more respectable homes were built with lengthy, straight driveways meaning the dwelling could be seen from the main...

    In Victorian times, some of the more respectable homes were built with lengthy, straight driveways meaning the dwelling could be seen from the main road.

    Ryanair Chase winner Balko Des Flos will be hard to beat at Gowran


    We've a couple of decent jumps races at Gowran Park today, and I'm hoping to get a double-figure price about the Willie Mullins-trained Hey Little Boy in the Grade B Kilkenny Racing Festival Handicap Hurdle (3.05) under Danny...

    We've a couple of decent jumps races at Gowran Park today, and I'm hoping to get a double-figure price about the Willie Mullins-trained Hey Little Boy in the Grade B Kilkenny Racing Festival Handicap Hurdle (3.05) under Danny Mullins.
    Cracksman out as Enable gets decent draw

    Cracksman out as Enable gets decent draw


    Enable will break from stall six when she defends her crown in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp on...

    Enable will break from stall six when she defends her crown in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.
    'Flag' out but O'Brien retains five for Arc bid

    'Flag' out but O'Brien retains five for Arc bid


    Flag Of Honour was one of three withdrawals from Sunday's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the second forfeit stage for the Longchamp showpiece, but Aidan O'Brien still has five options headed by Doncaster winner Kew Gardens and...

    Flag Of Honour was one of three withdrawals from Sunday's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the second forfeit stage for the Longchamp showpiece, but Aidan O'Brien still has five options headed by Doncaster winner Kew Gardens and Capri.
    Madhmoon set to keep spring in Hayes' step

    Madhmoon set to keep spring in Hayes' step


    Chris Hayes has known only one boss since breaking into race riding as a teenager and 15 years after arriving in Kevin Prendergast's Curragh yard, the pair are still going...

    Chris Hayes has known only one boss since breaking into race riding as a teenager and 15 years after arriving in Kevin Prendergast's Curragh yard, the pair are still going strong.
    Haggas puts 'Sea' in mix to take on Arc queen Enable

    Haggas puts 'Sea' in mix to take on Arc queen Enable


    Sea Of Class is set to take on last year's winner Enable after trainer William Haggas confirmed the Irish Oaks heroine will be added to the field for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at tomorrow's supplementary...

    Sea Of Class is set to take on last year's winner Enable after trainer William Haggas confirmed the Irish Oaks heroine will be added to the field for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at tomorrow's supplementary stage.
    Maestro happy with progress as Mendelssohn makes ground

    Maestro happy with progress as Mendelssohn makes ground


    Aidan O'Brien is looking forward to further progress from Breeders' Cup Classic contender Mendelssohn following his big effort to finish third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park on Saturday...

    Aidan O'Brien is looking forward to further progress from Breeders' Cup Classic contender Mendelssohn following his big effort to finish third in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park on Saturday night.
    Japan hits heights to give O'Brien 306/1 four-timer

    Japan hits heights to give O'Brien 306/1 four-timer


    Just as he dominated proceedings at Newmarket on Saturday, Aidan O'Brien proved virtually unstoppable at Naas...

    Just as he dominated proceedings at Newmarket on Saturday, Aidan O'Brien proved virtually unstoppable at Naas yesterday.

    Donnacha making the most of borrowed time


    Donnacha O'Brien may be living on borrowed time as a jockey and he rides as though he knows it. He seized every opportunity at Newmarket yesterday to complete a Group-race treble in little more than an hour, a run that included the card's two Group One...

    Donnacha O'Brien may be living on borrowed time as a jockey and he rides as though he knows it. He seized every opportunity at Newmarket yesterday to complete a Group-race treble in little more than an hour, a run that included the card's two Group One events.
    O'Brien is hopeful Everest can reach new heights

    O'Brien is hopeful Everest can reach new heights


    Mount Everest bids to extend Aidan O'Brien's phenomenal record in the Beresford Stakes at Naas today. The Ballydoyle maestro has saddled 17 previous winners of the prestigious juvenile contest, including each of the last...

    Mount Everest bids to extend Aidan O'Brien's phenomenal record in the Beresford Stakes at Naas today. The Ballydoyle maestro has saddled 17 previous winners of the prestigious juvenile contest, including each of the last seven.

    Tommy Conlon: Some sort of alchemy has ended up in a new set of jerseys


    His generosity is the stuff of legend, but JP McManus is hardly Robin Hood reborn: he doesn't quite steal from the rich and give to the...

    His generosity is the stuff of legend, but JP McManus is hardly Robin Hood reborn: he doesn't quite steal from the rich and give to the poor.

    Ten Sovereigns to shine bright in Middle Park


    Well, the results are in, and it's there in black and white in front of me: females are less reliable then males. You heard it here first...

    Well, the results are in, and it's there in black and white in front of me: females are less reliable then males. You heard it here first folks.

    O'Callaghan has the 'Power' to halt O'Brien's Beresford monopoly


    Ryan Moore is clocking up plenty of frequent-flyer miles these days and it will be another busy weekend for the 35-year-old between mounts at Belmont Park and Naas, some 3,150 miles...

    Ryan Moore is clocking up plenty of frequent-flyer miles these days and it will be another busy weekend for the 35-year-old between mounts at Belmont Park and Naas, some 3,150 miles apart.
    'Ten' leads O'Brien's Newmarket battalion

    'Ten' leads O'Brien's Newmarket battalion


    It's another big weekend for Aidan O'Brien as Ten Sovereigns (4/6 favourite) bids to maintain his unbeaten record and provide him with a sixth Group One Middle Park Stakes winner tomorrow at...

    It's another big weekend for Aidan O'Brien as Ten Sovereigns (4/6 favourite) bids to maintain his unbeaten record and provide him with a sixth Group One Middle Park Stakes winner tomorrow at Newmarket.

    Cardini looks a tasty dish for O'Brien on Newmarket menu


    Cardini should be on everyone's menu today at Newmarket where Aidan O'Brien's youngster can prove his proximity to the exciting Too Darn Hot at Doncaster last time was no fluke when he runs in the featured Tattersalls...

    Cardini should be on everyone's menu today at Newmarket where Aidan O'Brien's youngster can prove his proximity to the exciting Too Darn Hot at Doncaster last time was no fluke when he runs in the featured Tattersalls Stakes.
    O'Brien dominates Beresford entries in bid for eight in a row

    O'Brien dominates Beresford entries in bid for eight in a row


    Aidan O'Brien is making an all-out assault on Sunday's lucrative Naas card where the €400,000 prize fund is headed by the Group Two Beresford Stakes, a race in which the Ballydoyle maestro is bidding for an eighth successive triumph and an astonishing...

    Aidan O'Brien is making an all-out assault on Sunday's lucrative Naas card where the €400,000 prize fund is headed by the Group Two Beresford Stakes, a race in which the Ballydoyle maestro is bidding for an eighth successive triumph and an astonishing 18th in total.
    'People like to see the bigger prizes being spread out' - Prendergast

    'People like to see the bigger prizes being spread out' - Prendergast


    Rarely has there been an outpouring of emotion like that which greeted the victory of Skitter Scatter in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on Champions...

    Rarely has there been an outpouring of emotion like that which greeted the victory of Skitter Scatter in the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on Champions Weekend.
    Gosden has Enable primed for Arc repeat

    Gosden has Enable primed for Arc repeat


    John Gosden reports last year's heroine Enable and three-time Group One winner Cracksman are in rude health ahead of next week's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at...

    John Gosden reports last year's heroine Enable and three-time Group One winner Cracksman are in rude health ahead of next week's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.
    Blackmore has 'Magic' touch in Navan double

    Blackmore has 'Magic' touch in Navan double


    Abbey Magic completed a double for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore with victory in the Baroneracing.com Handicap Chase at Navan...

    Abbey Magic completed a double for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore with victory in the Baroneracing.com Handicap Chase at Navan yesterday.
    Lavery hoping switch to six furlongs is not a sorry story

    Lavery hoping switch to six furlongs is not a sorry story


    Sheila Lavery is unsure how Breaking Story will fare when he comes back in distance for the Blenheim Stakes at...

    Sheila Lavery is unsure how Breaking Story will fare when he comes back in distance for the Blenheim Stakes at Fairyhouse.
    Stack breaks new ground with Ayr dead-heat glory

    Stack breaks new ground with Ayr dead-heat glory


    Fozzy Stack toasted one of the biggest successes of his fledgling training career at Ayr on Saturday but he had to endure an agonising seven-minute wait before his Son Of Rest was declared winner of the Ayr Gold Cup in a...

    Fozzy Stack toasted one of the biggest successes of his fledgling training career at Ayr on Saturday but he had to endure an agonising seven-minute wait before his Son Of Rest was declared winner of the Ayr Gold Cup in a dead-heat.

    Stack raider shares Ayr Gold Cup


    The Ayr Gold Cup returned to Scotland after an enforced switch to Haydock last year and it did so with one of the most dramatic and memorable renewals in its long history. The judge spent five minutes trying to separate Son Of Rest and Baron Bolt, who...

    The Ayr Gold Cup returned to Scotland after an enforced switch to Haydock last year and it did so with one of the most dramatic and memorable renewals in its long history. The judge spent five minutes trying to separate Son Of Rest and Baron Bolt, who finished four lengths in front of their 23 opponents, before declaring the first dead heat in the history of a race that was first staged in 1804.
    Kessaar can grind out win in Mill Reef

    Kessaar can grind out win in Mill Reef


    "Swift as a bird I flew down many a course. Princes, Lords, Commoners all sang my...

    "Swift as a bird I flew down many a course. Princes, Lords, Commoners all sang my praise.
    O'Brien brothers can combine to steer Ship Of Dreams safely into dock

    O'Brien brothers can combine to steer Ship Of Dreams safely into dock


    It would be unheard of for casual supporters to get an all-access pass to events behind closed doors with an inter-county GAA squad but racing is a little different and trainer Eoin Griffin has a novel idea to attract more...

    It would be unheard of for casual supporters to get an all-access pass to events behind closed doors with an inter-county GAA squad but racing is a little different and trainer Eoin Griffin has a novel idea to attract more owners.
    'Shark' to appeal 18-month suspended ban

    'Shark' to appeal 18-month suspended ban


    John 'Shark' Hanlon will appeal the 18-month suspended suspension of his training licence handed down after his Galway Festival winner Camlann tested positive for elevated levels of cobalt at Ballybrit on August...

    John 'Shark' Hanlon will appeal the 18-month suspended suspension of his training licence handed down after his Galway Festival winner Camlann tested positive for elevated levels of cobalt at Ballybrit on August 2.
    O'Leary gets £35,000 for former Cheltenham Gold Cup third

    O'Leary gets £35,000 for former Cheltenham Gold Cup third


    Former Gold Cup third Road To Riches could return to Cheltenham this autumn after changing hands at Doncaster...

    Former Gold Cup third Road To Riches could return to Cheltenham this autumn after changing hands at Doncaster yesterday.
    Skitter Scatter to bypass Breeders' Cup

    Skitter Scatter to bypass Breeders' Cup


    Patrick Prendergast is resisting the temptation to send Moyglare winner Skitter Scatter to the Breeders' Cup and will put his brilliant filly away for the rest of the season with a crack at next year's English 1,000 Guineas on her...

    Patrick Prendergast is resisting the temptation to send Moyglare winner Skitter Scatter to the Breeders' Cup and will put his brilliant filly away for the rest of the season with a crack at next year's English 1,000 Guineas on her agenda.

    O'Brien makes Arc plans after French raid


    The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe remains on the cards for Capri despite a disappointing display in the Prix Foy at Longchamp on Sunday as Aidan O'Brien begins to finalise his team for the French...

    The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe remains on the cards for Capri despite a disappointing display in the Prix Foy at Longchamp on Sunday as Aidan O'Brien begins to finalise his team for the French showpiece.
    'Flag' flies for O'Brien but 'Scatter' steals show

    'Flag' flies for O'Brien but 'Scatter' steals show


    It's 13 years since Aidan O'Brien went a season without an Irish Classic success and he left it late to keep his remarkable record in tact, as Flag Of Honour (2/1 favourite) led from pillar to post in the Group One Comer Group International Irish St...

    It's 13 years since Aidan O'Brien went a season without an Irish Classic success and he left it late to keep his remarkable record in tact, as Flag Of Honour (2/1 favourite) led from pillar to post in the Group One Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh yesterday.

    Injuries force Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior into retirement


    The racing world was left reeling yesterday as Jessica Harrington's superstar filly Alpha Centauri and Aidan O'Brien's English 2,000 Guineas hero Saxon Warrior were both forced into early...

    The racing world was left reeling yesterday as Jessica Harrington's superstar filly Alpha Centauri and Aidan O'Brien's English 2,000 Guineas hero Saxon Warrior were both forced into early retirement.
    Champions Weekend will take time to live up to its billing

    Champions Weekend will take time to live up to its billing


    Were it not for the emotional victory of Skitter Scatter and the jubilant scenes that followed her Moyglare success yesterday, Irish Champions Weekend would have passed without the fanfare that its illustrious billing...

    Were it not for the emotional victory of Skitter Scatter and the jubilant scenes that followed her Moyglare success yesterday, Irish Champions Weekend would have passed without the fanfare that its illustrious billing commands.
    Mullins trio gives punters difficult choice

    Mullins trio gives punters difficult choice


    Willie Mullins will be treble-handed for the Deacy Gilligan Irish EBF Mares Hurdle at...

    Willie Mullins will be treble-handed for the Deacy Gilligan Irish EBF Mares Hurdle at Galway.
    Flag Of Honour makes it a Leger double for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore

    Flag Of Honour makes it a Leger double for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore


    Flag Of Honour made it a Leger double over the weekend for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore with an all-the-way win in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the...

    Flag Of Honour made it a Leger double over the weekend for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore with an all-the-way win in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh.
    Latrobe can bounce back

    Latrobe can bounce back


    Latrobe will bid for his second Classic success of the season in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh this...

    Latrobe will bid for his second Classic success of the season in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh this afternoon.
    Quorto gears up for Classic test

    Quorto gears up for Classic test


    Charlie Appleby is looking forward to seeing Quorto test his Classic credentials in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. The Godolphin runner faces six rivals in this seven-furlong Group One, including the Aidan O'Brien-trained...

    Charlie Appleby is looking forward to seeing Quorto test his Classic credentials in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. The Godolphin runner faces six rivals in this seven-furlong Group One, including the Aidan O'Brien-trained Tyros, and Futurity Stakes winner Anthony Van Dyck.
    Kew Gardens spoils Lloyd-Webber's party

    Kew Gardens spoils Lloyd-Webber's party


    All the money was for Lah Ti Dar before the St Leger, a gamble that accelerated after a brilliant performance by Too Darn Hot, her half-brother, in the Champagne Stakes, but the pink colours of Andrew Lloyd-Webber were denied a memorable double as Kew...

    All the money was for Lah Ti Dar before the St Leger, a gamble that accelerated after a brilliant performance by Too Darn Hot, her half-brother, in the Champagne Stakes, but the pink colours of Andrew Lloyd-Webber were denied a memorable double as Kew Gardens outstayed John Gosden's filly to give Aidan O'Brien his sixth win in the British season's final Classic.

    Lah Ti Dar looks right in tune for St Leger glory


    We all love to complain in this country when a British personality or media outlet claims an Irish person as one of their...

    We all love to complain in this country when a British personality or media outlet claims an Irish person as one of their own.

    'Centauri' to strut her stuff on huge day for Harrington


    There's no doubting that Alpha Centauri is the star turn as €4.6m Irish Champions Weekend kicks into gear but there's plenty more for punters to get their teeth stuck into on the opening day at...

    There's no doubting that Alpha Centauri is the star turn as €4.6m Irish Champions Weekend kicks into gear but there's plenty more for punters to get their teeth stuck into on the opening day at Leopardstown.

    'Flag' to fly highest as O'Brien family duke it out


    Latrobe bids to make history and become the first horse in 64 years to claim the Irish Derby/Irish St Leger double in the same year with four Group One prizes up for decision at the Curragh...

    Latrobe bids to make history and become the first horse in 64 years to claim the Irish Derby/Irish St Leger double in the same year with four Group One prizes up for decision at the Curragh tomorrow.

    Prodigal son Murphy returns home to put cherry on career-defining season


    Given what he has achieved in the past year, it's crazy to think that the high-flying Oisin Murphy was still waiting for his maiden Group One success 12 months...

    Given what he has achieved in the past year, it's crazy to think that the high-flying Oisin Murphy was still waiting for his maiden Group One success 12 months ago.

    'Hobson' captures Cup for Mullins


    Willie Mullins showed his versatility on the Flat by sending out Thomas Hobson and Max Dynamite to finish 1-2 for leading owner Rich Ricci in the Doncaster Cup and it's next stop Melbourne for...

    Willie Mullins showed his versatility on the Flat by sending out Thomas Hobson and Max Dynamite to finish 1-2 for leading owner Rich Ricci in the Doncaster Cup and it's next stop Melbourne for both.

    O'Brien mob-handed in Leger as Mullins eyes Doncaster Cup


    Lah Ti Dar is the new favourite for tomorrow's English St Leger as John Gosden's unbeaten filly takes on the boys in the season's final Classic at...

    Lah Ti Dar is the new favourite for tomorrow's English St Leger as John Gosden's unbeaten filly takes on the boys in the season's final Classic at Doncaster.

    'Alpha' in rude health as sights are set on famous five-in-a-row


    Jessica Harrington reports her superstar filly Alpha Centauri to have "thrived" in recent weeks as she looks to make it five Group One victories in succession in tomorrow's Matron Stakes at...

    Jessica Harrington reports her superstar filly Alpha Centauri to have "thrived" in recent weeks as she looks to make it five Group One victories in succession in tomorrow's Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.
    Joy for Meade as Falcon clings on for Listowel glory

    Joy for Meade as Falcon clings on for Listowel glory


    Snow Falcon clung on grimly to claim top honours in a thrilling renewal of the Guinness Kerry National at...

    Snow Falcon clung on grimly to claim top honours in a thrilling renewal of the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel.

    Jury Duty can see off National raiders and rule for Elliott


    All eyes will be on Listowel today as the Kerry National (4.20) takes centre stage at the Harvest Festival where Gordon Elliott's Jury Duty bids to defy top-weight in the €200,000 contest under Robbie...

    All eyes will be on Listowel today as the Kerry National (4.20) takes centre stage at the Harvest Festival where Gordon Elliott's Jury Duty bids to defy top-weight in the €200,000 contest under Robbie Power.

    Latrobe could lead O'Brien's Melbourne encore


    Joseph O'Brien shocked the world last year when the rookie became the youngest winning trainer of the Melbourne Cup with Rekindling, and his Irish Derby hero Latrobe could make the trip Down Under for this year's renewal in...

    Joseph O'Brien shocked the world last year when the rookie became the youngest winning trainer of the Melbourne Cup with Rekindling, and his Irish Derby hero Latrobe could make the trip Down Under for this year's renewal in November.

    O'Brien hoping 'Warrior' can turn tables


    When Saxon Warrior sluiced up in the English 2000 Guineas in May to maintain his unbeaten run of four wins from four it would have been long odds about Aidan O'Brien's Classic winner not getting his head in front in his next quartet of...

    When Saxon Warrior sluiced up in the English 2000 Guineas in May to maintain his unbeaten run of four wins from four it would have been long odds about Aidan O'Brien's Classic winner not getting his head in front in his next quartet of runs.

    Leopardstown glory may be on the horizon for Schmidt as O'Brien eyes 'Kew' Leger win


    Joe Schmidt has brought unprecedented success to Irish rugby as international coach and the 52-year-old now has his eyes set on conquering the racing game on Champions Weekend at...

    Joe Schmidt has brought unprecedented success to Irish rugby as international coach and the 52-year-old now has his eyes set on conquering the racing game on Champions Weekend at Leopardstown.

    Line Of Reason to deliver at Leicester


    Line of reason can rediscover the winning trail with victory in the feature event at Leicester...

    Line of reason can rediscover the winning trail with victory in the feature event at Leicester today.
    Listowel Races, the people's meeting, where the best of times are guaranteed

    Listowel Races, the people's meeting, where the best of times are guaranteed


    It's Saturday - the night before the race. Ellie Mac was the first one to bed. She lay down in her stable by the River Feale and slept to the soothing sounds of water flowing over...

    It's Saturday - the night before the race. Ellie Mac was the first one to bed. She lay down in her stable by the River Feale and slept to the soothing sounds of water flowing over stone.
    Evergreen Walsh dreaming of glory

    Evergreen Walsh dreaming of glory


    Thirty minutes into a riveting conversation with John Joe Walsh, the veteran Cork trainer chuckles "don't write too much s**t about me now", as he reflects on his remarkable 56-year training...

    Thirty minutes into a riveting conversation with John Joe Walsh, the veteran Cork trainer chuckles "don't write too much s**t about me now", as he reflects on his remarkable 56-year training career.

    Murphy steers The Tin Man to Sprint Cup success at Haydock


    The Tin Man hit the jackpot at the third time of asking in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock. Red-hot favourite Harry Angel burst out of the stalls without a problem this time after his mishap at Royal Ascot, but may have used up too much gas too soon, as...

    The Tin Man hit the jackpot at the third time of asking in the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock. Red-hot favourite Harry Angel burst out of the stalls without a problem this time after his mishap at Royal Ascot, but may have used up too much gas too soon, as despite having a break on all the field bar outsider Hey Jonesy, he was treading water inside the final furlong.
    Battle Of Jericho triumphs in Navan thriller

    Battle Of Jericho triumphs in Navan thriller


    Battle Of Jericho narrowly denied the popular Gordon Lord Byron in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race at Navan. Only three went to post, and it proved once more a big field is not always needed to produce an exciting...

    Battle Of Jericho narrowly denied the popular Gordon Lord Byron in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Race at Navan. Only three went to post, and it proved once more a big field is not always needed to produce an exciting race.
    Willie Mullins' Riven Light finishes tailed off last in €770,000 Korea Cup

    Willie Mullins' Riven Light finishes tailed off last in €770,000 Korea Cup


    British and Irish raiders Forest Ranger and Riven Light both finished down the field as last year's winner London Town destroyed his rivals in the Keeneland Korea Cup in...

    British and Irish raiders Forest Ranger and Riven Light both finished down the field as last year's winner London Town destroyed his rivals in the Keeneland Korea Cup in Seoul.

    Harry Angel set to land historic Sprint double


    In the November 4, 1967 edition of the Irish Independent, the 'Capt. Keen' racing column tipped the three-year-old Be Friendly in the Vernon's November Sprint Cup, a horse owned at the time by the late great racing commentator Peter...

    In the November 4, 1967 edition of the Irish Independent, the 'Capt. Keen' racing column tipped the three-year-old Be Friendly in the Vernon's November Sprint Cup, a horse owned at the time by the late great racing commentator Peter O'Sullevan.

    Enright can steer 'Mill' to glory and deny Kylecrue's Listowel four-in-a-row bid


    As punters from all over the country begin to make their way to the seven-day Listowel Harvest Festival tomorrow, it traditionally signals that the evenings are getting a little shorter and the air a bit chillier as the focus begins to shift back to the...

    As punters from all over the country begin to make their way to the seven-day Listowel Harvest Festival tomorrow, it traditionally signals that the evenings are getting a little shorter and the air a bit chillier as the focus begins to shift back to the jumps game.
    Enable returns for intriguing 'Ocean' duel

    Enable returns for intriguing 'Ocean' duel


    The much-anticipated return of last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable will be anything but a cakewalk, with John Gosden's brilliant filly set to take on Michael Stoute's King George runner-up Crystal Ocean at Kempton...

    The much-anticipated return of last year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable will be anything but a cakewalk, with John Gosden's brilliant filly set to take on Michael Stoute's King George runner-up Crystal Ocean at Kempton tomorrow.
    O'Brien hoping 'Gardens' will bloom while Capri has Arc date

    O'Brien hoping 'Gardens' will bloom while Capri has Arc date


    Aidan O'Brien has issued a positive bulletin ahead of next Saturday's St Leger with the Ballydoyle maestro outlining that he "always thought Doncaster would suit" Kew Gardens ahead of the English...

    Aidan O'Brien has issued a positive bulletin ahead of next Saturday's St Leger with the Ballydoyle maestro outlining that he "always thought Doncaster would suit" Kew Gardens ahead of the English Classic.
    Light is ready to shine in Korea for Mullins

    Light is ready to shine in Korea for Mullins


    The list of achievements which are absent from Willie Mullins' incredible training CV are getting smaller and smaller and 'miracle horse' Riven Light bids to complete another remarkable feat for the Closutton maestro in Korea on...

    The list of achievements which are absent from Willie Mullins' incredible training CV are getting smaller and smaller and 'miracle horse' Riven Light bids to complete another remarkable feat for the Closutton maestro in Korea on Sunday.
    'Copia' can get Roscommon raid off to perfect start for Bolger team

    'Copia' can get Roscommon raid off to perfect start for Bolger team


    Jim Bolger sends a strong team to Roscommon this evening, with the 98-rated Copia Verborum appearing the best of these in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction...

    Jim Bolger sends a strong team to Roscommon this evening, with the 98-rated Copia Verborum appearing the best of these in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Race.

    Obituary: Mick O'Toole


    The flamboyant horse trainer and gambler Mick O'Toole, who has died aged 86, had notable successes in training Davy Lad to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1977 and Dickens Hill to win the Irish 2000 Guineas, in...

    The flamboyant horse trainer and gambler Mick O'Toole, who has died aged 86, had notable successes in training Davy Lad to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1977 and Dickens Hill to win the Irish 2000 Guineas, in 1979.

    Drop in class gives edge to Dunkerron


    Known to the taxman as Michael Lee Aday, the American singer famous to you and me as Meat Loaf, once sang that "two out of three ain't...

    Known to the taxman as Michael Lee Aday, the American singer famous to you and me as Meat Loaf, once sang that "two out of three ain't bad".

    Charcor worth a chance as Harrington's star set to shine bright once more


    There's an increasing trend this season of English trainers plundering some of Ireland's most valuable Flat prizes and the raiding party holds a small but select hand on Tote Irish Cambridgeshire...

    There's an increasing trend this season of English trainers plundering some of Ireland's most valuable Flat prizes and the raiding party holds a small but select hand on Tote Irish Cambridgeshire day.
    Johnston has a 'Vision' for Curragh tilt

    Johnston has a 'Vision' for Curragh tilt


    Mark Johnston is considering giving Dark Vision his first start since being purchased by Godolphin in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh on September...

    Mark Johnston is considering giving Dark Vision his first start since being purchased by Godolphin in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh on September 16.
    Murphy is hopeful that Lion can roar at Leopardstown

    Murphy is hopeful that Lion can roar at Leopardstown


    Some jockeys are synonymous with certain horses - like Ruby Walsh and Kauto Star - and Oisín Murphy has forged a relationship with John Gosden's Roaring Lion which has seen him catapulted into racing's...

    Some jockeys are synonymous with certain horses - like Ruby Walsh and Kauto Star - and Oisín Murphy has forged a relationship with John Gosden's Roaring Lion which has seen him catapulted into racing's headlines.
    'Lion' roars into frame for Cartier prize

    'Lion' roars into frame for Cartier prize


    Alpha Centauri may be setting a strong pace in the race to become this year's Cartier Horse of the Year, but Jessica Harrington's filly cannot rest on her laurels as both Roaring Lion and Poet's Word are, metaphorically, clipping her heels as racing...

    Alpha Centauri may be setting a strong pace in the race to become this year's Cartier Horse of the Year, but Jessica Harrington's filly cannot rest on her laurels as both Roaring Lion and Poet's Word are, metaphorically, clipping her heels as racing slips into its autumn season.
    Mendelssohn ready for Breeders' Cup

    Mendelssohn ready for Breeders' Cup


    Aidan O'Brien will send Mendelssohn straight to the Breeders' Cup Classic in November after completing his preparations when second in the Grade One Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday...

    Aidan O'Brien will send Mendelssohn straight to the Breeders' Cup Classic in November after completing his preparations when second in the Grade One Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday night.
    'Van Dyck' in Derby frame after O'Brien trio dominate

    'Van Dyck' in Derby frame after O'Brien trio dominate


    Anthony Van Dyck was cut to 10/1 for next year's Epsom Derby after he led home stablemates Christmas and Mohawk to give Aidan O'Brien a 1-2-3 in yesterday's Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes at the...

    Anthony Van Dyck was cut to 10/1 for next year's Epsom Derby after he led home stablemates Christmas and Mohawk to give Aidan O'Brien a 1-2-3 in yesterday's Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes at the Curragh.
    Muntahaa completes a special week for Gosden

    Muntahaa completes a special week for Gosden


    Muntahaa led home stablemate Weekender to provide John Gosden with a one-two in the Sky Bet Ebor at York.It has been quite a week for the Clarehaven handler, having seen Roaring Lion dominate his rivals in Wednesday's Juddmonte International before star...

    Muntahaa led home stablemate Weekender to provide John Gosden with a one-two in the Sky Bet Ebor at York.It has been quite a week for the Clarehaven handler, having seen Roaring Lion dominate his rivals in Wednesday's Juddmonte International before star stayer Stradivarius landed a £1million bonus with victory in the Lonsdale Cup on Friday.
    Sweet music for Gosden as Stradivarius lands £1m bonus

    Sweet music for Gosden as Stradivarius lands £1m bonus


    They said it could not be done, but little chestnut colt Stradivarius - half the size, twice the stride - landed the inaugural £1 million bonus prize at York yesterday when he won the fourth race in an 'impossible' series, which also included the...

    They said it could not be done, but little chestnut colt Stradivarius - half the size, twice the stride - landed the inaugural £1 million bonus prize at York yesterday when he won the fourth race in an 'impossible' series, which also included the Ascot Gold Cup and the Goodwood Cup.