The 24-year-old son of Danehill was champion sire in Britain and Ireland and had a stellar year as a broodmare sire in 2016, having been represented by group 1 winners The Gurkha, Minding, and Alice Springs.
Military Angel, a a multiple group-placed daughter of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Big Brown, was purchased by French-based MAB Agency for €210,000 ($224,291 in U.S. Funds) to top the Goffs February sale.
A shipment of 76 horses last week is the largest between Ireland and China.
Epsom Derby and Irish Derby winner Harzand will enter stud in 2017 at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud
Successful Irish stallion Marju, sire of five-time group I winner Soviet Song and Hong Kong Horses of the Year Viva Pataca and Indigenous among 68 stakes winners, has died at the age of 28, Derrinstown Stud announced Oct. 11.
Opening day of the two-day Goffs Orby sale started with an 8% rise in average and median. A €900,000 daughter of Galileo topped the session.
Schedule at three venues remains essentially unchanged.
The week in photos has a major international flare this week, including Ireland, France, Korea plus several domestic races!
De Coronado, a 3-year-old full brother of superstar mare Zenyatta, drastically cut back in distance and broke his maiden Aug. 14 at Dundalk in Ireland.
Pride of Dubai, the only horse to win both Australia’s William Hill Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) and Inglis Sires Produce Stakes (Aus-I), will reverse shuttle to Coolmore Stud’s Irish headquarters for the 2017 season.
Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, has been re-appointed for another five years effective in September.
The 16-year-old son of Darshann sired eight graded/group I winners.
Horse Racing Ireland July 14 reported generally positive economic indicators for the industry in the first half of 2016.
Coolmore and partners' dual English classic winner Minding ran down pacesetter Bocca Baciata and scored a easy win in the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) June 26 at the Curragh.
Seventeen horses have swept the Epsom Derby/Irish Derby double, and Epsom Derby (Eng-I) victor Harzand looks set for a bid to become the latest June 25 in the Irish Derby (Ire-I) at the Curragh.
Former Irish champion jockey Joseph O'Brien saddled four winners from seven starters June 6 at two racecourses in Ireland to formally launch his training career.
Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Found, upset winner of the 2015 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), is scheduled to make her season's debut April 3 in the coral.ie Alleged Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland.
Top turf sprinter Bobby's Kitten won his European debut easily March 28 when he posted an 8 1/2-length victory in the March 28 listed Cork Stakes at Cork Racecourse in Ireland.
Tattersalls Ireland will add a flat breeding stock and foal sale to its 2016 auction calendar, the company announced March 7.
Principals in Irish horse racing have extended an agreement for the distribution of live pictures and data through 2023, Horse Racing Ireland announced March 4.
Ireland's beloved Shergar was stolen by masked gunmen on the night of Feb. 8, 1983, never to be seen again. With the anniversary of that crime comes the story of a heist that fascinates conspiracy theorists to this day. Read More
Ireland’s beloved Shergar was stolen by masked gunmen on the night of Feb. 8, 1983, never to be seen again. With the anniversary of that crime comes the story of a heist that fascinates conspiracy theorists to this day.
An anti-doping task force in Ireland has issued recommendations designed to combat use of illegal drugs in racing and breeding and strengthen testing programs.
The Irish Turf Club honored Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney Jan. 9 for his contributions to Irish racing during the annual Moyglare Dinner at the K Club in County Kildare.
Citing unprecedented levels of rainfall and inclement weather across Ireland and the United Kingdom, Tattersalls Ireland has rescheduled its January Cheltenham sale.
Sponsorship of The Curragh's group I juvenile stakes will run through 2018.
The Nov. 25 second session of the Tattersalls December foal sale was topped by a son of freshman sire Lethal Force that sold for 110,000 guineas to Mick Flanagan.
Leopardstown Racecourse will start work early in 2016 on the next phase of the overall redevelopment that will cost about €12 million, Horse Racing Ireland said.
Ebeyina, a stakes-placed daughter of Oasis Dream offered in foal to Kodiac, sold Nov. 21 for €460,000 (US$ 489,804), the highest price at the opening session of the Goffs November breeding stock sale.
A colt by Europe's leading freshman sire Zoffany paced the fourth session of the Goffs November Foal Sale Thursday, Nov. 19 in County Kildare, Ireland.
Juddmonte's first-crop sire Frankel had the highest-priced horse at the opening session of the Goffs Orby yearling sale Sept. 29, a filly out of group I winner Alexander Goldrun.
Part I of the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale concluded Sept. 23 with double-digit gains in every major category.
English classic winner Night of Thunder, a son of Darley's red-hot sire Dubawi, will take up stud duties at Darley's Kildangan Stud in Ireland 2016.
U.S. champion Conduit, a two-time Breeders' Cup winner, will stand as a dual-purpose stallion in the Irish National Hunt ranks beginning in 2016 after six seasons at stud in Japan.
The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today. View Photo Essay
The Irish have developed a unique understanding of the horse, one passed from generation to generation along with a relationship fused through time to form the bond of mutual dependency that exists today.
Diamondsandrubies won the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) in a front-running tour de force that saw her hold off favorite Legatissimo by a short head June 28 at the Curragh.
Godolphin and partners' Jack Hobbs romped to an open-lengths win in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 27 at the Curragh.
Pleascach will head to the Irish Derby (Ire-I) next month after fending off hot favorite Found to win the Tattersalls Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 24 at the Curragh.
Pocketed on the rail with a quarter mile to run, Gleneagles gamely charged through a gap in the final sixteenth at the Curragh to capture the Tattersalls Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 23.
On Saturday at the Curragh, an exciting card of seven races will be held, highlighted by the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (Ire-I). read blog
A number of high-class runners are aimed for races during the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival May 23-24 at the Curragh, including QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) winner Gleneagles.
Tattersalls announced it will launch a new £25,000 bonus scheme exclusively for horses from Book 1 of this year's October yearling sale.
Tattersalls sale company has agreed to extend its sponsorship of the Irish Two Thousand Guineas and Irish One Thousand Guineas (both Ire-I) at the Curragh as well as the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Ire-I) from 2015 to 2017.
Dreaming of Rubies, an Oasis Dream mare believed in foal to Dawn Approach, was purchased by BBA Ireland for $248,838 in U.S. funds to top the Feb. 12 second and final session of the Goffs February sale.
A yearling filly by Shamardal was sold for $164,111 in U.S. funds to top the Feb. 11 first session of the Goffs February sale that saw increases in gross, average, and median prices.
Bridlewood Farm owner John Malone has completed a deal to purchase Ballylinch Stud in County Kilkenny, Ireland, from the Mahony family's Killeen Group Holdings.
Irish-based sire Kodiac set a Northern Hemisphere record for individual 2-year-old winners in a year when his son Cry No More debuted Nov. 30 in Sweden, becoming number 43 of 2014.
Garryrichard Stud announced Nov. 26 it has acquired the Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I) winner Sageburg to stand his first season in Ireland in 2015. His stud fee has not been set yet.
Totals for the four-day auction in Ireland represented a 52% spike compared with last year.
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