Adelaide:  has run seven times in his life, in four different countries, and notched a Grade 1 success under Ryan Moore in the Secretariat Stakes in Chicago last August. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Stakes are high for first Ballydoyle runner in Australia since 2008 Melbourne Cup

 Trainer Dermot Weld’s Pale Mimosa is set to return to Longchamp and bid for an elusive Group One success in Sunday’s €350,000 Prix Royal-Oak. Photograph: Inpho

Curragh trainer will be represented in next week’s Breeders’ Cup Mile by Mustajeeb

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane gives a team talk to the  players before the game against Germany  at the Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA

Why has so much been made about what RTÉ panel said about the Ireland game?

Trainer Paul Deegan has high hopes for his charge Avenue Gabriel. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/ INPHO

Trainer indicates 2015 Matron Stakes may be target for star filly

Chris Hayes and Sruthan can kick-off a potential Listed weekend double for the Chris Hayes-Paul team. Photograph: Inpho

Unsettled forecast shouldn’t be a concern for the Chris Hayes-Paul Deegan team

Free Eagle under Pat Smullen coasts home to victory in the Group Three KPMG Enterprise Stakes at Leopardstown last month. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dermot Weld to make a late decision on prospect’s participation in Champion Stakes

“Obviously I am very concerned about the going for Free Eagle and I will be speaking to the owner (Moyglare Stud.) But there is no rush. We could leave a decision until Saturday when we see what the track is like,” Dermot Weld said today.

Trainer will not decide if star colt will run in QIPCO stakes at Ascot until Saturday

 Free Eagle is set to contest the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot next Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Strong Irish challenge for €5.7m weekend of racing at Ascot and Newmarket

Bill Shankly with Liverpool players after a Charity Shield victory. “Shankly chose to believe football was about more than ‘assets’ and was able to convince a city he was right.” Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images.

Why should the Kop choose to care if its striker/asset doesn’t?

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