Australia wins a far-from-competitive  Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.

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Sea The Stars wins the 2009 running of  the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

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Ansgar ridden by James Doyle comes home to win The Doom Bar Supreme Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester. Photo:  John Walton/PA Wire

Ascot Gold Cup winner looks in imposing for for forthcoming Irish St Leger at HQ

Mareek (right) lands the Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York in May.

Jockey Joseph O’Brien can continue a successful week with The Great War

Dermot Weld: Khalid Abdullah’s famous pink and green colours can secure feature race glory when Brooch takes the field in the Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes. Photograph: Donall Farmer

Irish handler holds strapping filly in high regard and capable of taking renewal

Joseph O’Brien is attempting to make the weight so as to ride Australia in York’s Juddmonte feature. Photograph: PA

Ballydoyle handler O’Brien concedes colt ‘a good bit heavier than he was in the Derbys’

Australia (Joseph O’Brien) lands the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh in June.

Son Joseph O'Brien feels he can do the 8st 12lb weight in in Juddmonte at York

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