The Favourite is already being talked up for Oscars. Its director tells Esther McCarthy all about the Irish-produced period film.
Fri, 28 Dec, 2018
Roger Varian believes a repeat of Barsanti’s run at Ascot in May will give him every chance of being competitive in today’s Princess of Wales’s Arqana Racing Club Stakes at Newmarket.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2018
Kya deLongchamps traces the history of wallpaper from the early stone-chilled castles of the medieval period, to the rococo mansions of the restoration and beyond.
Sat, 04 Mar, 2017
Reclaimed by Irishmen such as Yeats, from the canon of English Literature, Jonathan Swift has become an icon of Irishness, writes Josephine Fenton. Though he insisted he was English, he felt compelled to rebel.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
Esther N McCarthy’s picks of the week include cute flamingo fairy lights and funky pieces to lift the mood and the soul.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2016
Sat, 20 Feb, 2016
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah has been named the 2015 Longines World’s Best Racehorse at a ceremony in London.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
Freddy Head expects the undulations of Goodwood to bring out the best in Solow when he bids to continue his fantastic campaign in today’s Qatar Sussex Stakes.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2015
Tanaza made it two wins in as many starts as she claimed Group Three honours in the Jockey Club of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown last night.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2015
I’ve been to the Melbourne Cup, Breeders’ Cup, Hong Kong International Races and Dubai Carnival — all fantastic festivals in their own right — but none of them top Royal Ascot.
Tue, 16 Jun, 2015
SOLOW (Queen Anne Stakes, Tuesday)
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
A chance encounter with two Americans tracing their ancestry has prompted a book exploring a notorious ‘miscarriage of justice’ in 18th century Youghal.
Mon, 12 Jan, 2015
It was a case of the veteran versus the baby, and no quarter was asked or given.
Tue, 16 Sep, 2014
LAST Sunday’s YouGov opinion poll showing a lead for the yes side in the Scottish independence referendum, was a bowel- loosening moment for the British establishment.
Wed, 10 Sep, 2014
Richard Hannon admitted to a palpable sense of relief after Toronado lived up to every possible expectation in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Tue, 17 Jun, 2014
Flogging, a crackdown on swearing, a reward for information about an attack on a king’s deer, and an order to catch a Kilkenny gang.
Thu, 26 Sep, 2013
London at Christmas including Visit to Kensington Palace with Afternoon Tea
Fri, 16 Aug, 2013
The birth of the prince means Britain’s monarchy has three generations of heirs to the throne for the first time since 1894.
Wed, 24 Jul, 2013
Declaration Of War has jumped to a prominent position in the betting for Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse at Sandown after owners Coolmore suggested the colt was a “possible” runner.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2013
Frankie Dettori has been appointed as the new retained rider for leading owner Sheikh Joaan Al Thani.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2013
Dawn Approach has been given the option of stepping back up in trip for the Juddmonte International at York on August 21.
Thu, 27 Jun, 2013
When Jonathan Swift was appointed Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral exactly 300 years ago, he wasn’t that impressed. Robert Hume explains why.
Fri, 12 Apr, 2013
Henry Cecil will not be at Glorious Goodwood tomorrow to see Frankel go for his 12th successive win in the Qipco Sussex Stakes.
Tue, 31 Jul, 2012
Frankel was reported to be "fine" back at his Warren Place stables despite losing a shoe during his scintillating performance in the Queen Anne Stakes.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
Black Caviar finally boarded a plane heading towards Britain yesterday for her hugely-anticipated appearance in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Thu, 07 Jun, 2012
A run in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19 remains the likely “first preference” for Frankel, trainer Sir Henry Cecil said.
Mon, 21 May, 2012
Frankel is likely to stick to a mile for at least his next race before the champion colt is asked to step up in trip.
A £1m carrot is being dangled by the sponsors of the Qipco Sussex Stakes in an attempt to make a showdown between Frankel and Black Caviar at Glorious Goodwood a reality.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2012
Henry Cecil does not have the Breeders’ Cup in the forefront of his mind as a way for Frankel to end his career.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2012
It’s been the best part of two decades since Alexandre Dumas’s legendary swordsmen declared, “One for all and all for one” on the big screen.
Fri, 14 Oct, 2011
The Churchills: A Family at the Heart of History
Sat, 09 Jul, 2011
FREDDIE HEAD knows his outstanding mare Goldikova will have to be at her very best if she is to overcome Canford Cliffs in a mouthwatering Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot today.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2011
Tommy Barker says this property may have gone to the dogs twice, but it has many features to recommend it.
Sat, 28 Aug, 2010
Andrew Balding believes Dream Eater is a better horse this season after undergoing a breathing operation over the winter.
Fri, 09 Jul, 2010
FEW of the fillies attending Ladies’ Day on Thursday will match the superstar status of Goldikova as the globetrotting French mare clocked up her ninth Group One win in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot yesterday.
Wed, 16 Jun, 2010
NO matter what you have to do next Tuesday make sure to get in front of a television for the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot at 2.30.
Sat, 12 Jun, 2010
Dermot Weld’s winning two-year-olds Moonlit Garden and Oor Jock are both heading for Royal Ascot.
Tue, 08 Jun, 2010
Sat, 03 Apr, 2010
Mount Nelson will be Aidan O’Brien’s only runner in Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.
Tue, 01 Jul, 2008
Johnny Murtagh reflected today on just how much the victory of Duke Of Marmalade in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot meant to him.
Thu, 19 Jun, 2008
Connections of Queen Anne hopeful Cesare are hoping the “Ascot factor” will stand James Fanshawe’s course specialist in good stead when he goes for gold at the Royal meeting on Tuesday.
Mon, 16 Jun, 2008
Red Evie rattled off seven straight wins last summer and started 2007 in similar fashion when slaying the colts at the highest level in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.
Sat, 19 May, 2007
John Hills will start Dark Islander off in the Vodafone Diomed Stakes on Derby day at Epsom.
Tue, 08 May, 2007
Tungsten Strike is a 20-1 chance with Coral for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot after making virtually all to land the Woodcote Stud Sagaro Stakes at the Berkshire track.
Thu, 03 May, 2007
CONNECTIONS of Ad Valorem had to endure some tense moments before the colt was confirmed the winner of an incident-packed running of the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot yesterday.
Wed, 21 Jun, 2006
Rose Martin ponders the idea of living a charmed life in the country.
Sat, 06 Nov, 2004
Royal Ascot gets underway on Tuesday and the opening Queen Anne Stakes is shaping up into a mouth-watering contest with Saeed bin Suroor looking forward to tackling the mighty Hawk Wing with Dubai Destination.
Thu, 12 Jun, 2003
HAWK WING, brilliant winner of the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury last month, is virtually certain to contest the Queen Anne Stakes, rather than the Prince Of Wales Stakes, at Royal Ascot next week.
I AM delighted to see the recent success of the Wolfe Tones' version of Thomas Davis's 'A Nation Once Again' as a candidate in the BBC's No1 song of all time.
Tue, 07 Jan, 2003
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