Jockey Ryan Moore will ride Legatissimo, Most Beautiful and Shogun at the Curragh on Sunday. Photograph: PA.

The Curragh’s classic weekend sees a clash of the classic winners in Sunday’s Group One feature with connections of the Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine (...)

Ryan Moore wins the Ribblesdale Stakes on board Curvy during Royal Ascot on June 18th. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

History will reverberate throughout the running of the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby so a first success for Ryan Moore in Ireland’s premier classi(...)

Dermot Weld is hoping for group one success withBrooch at the Currgah on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Dermot Weld aims to hit the Group One mark for Juddmonte with Brooch in Sunday’s €250,000 Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh so a win f(...)

Jack Hobbs’ jockey William Buick is aiming to break his duck in the Irish Derby. Photograph: Getty Images

It is 20 years since Sheikh Mohammed tasted Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby success but in Jack Hobbs the ruler of Dubai has an odds-on favourite to secur(...)

Joseph O’Brien celebrates winning the Irish Derby on Australia last year with his father and trainer Aidan O’Brien, owner JP Magnier, and other connections and relatives. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This Saturday sees the 150th Irish Derby at the Curragh, a landmark moment in the history of Ireland’s premier classic race with its evocative roll ca(...)

Qualify’s Epsom victory, with Colm O’Donoghue on board, has provided it with a ‘win and you’re in’ entry into Saturday’s Irish Derby. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

It may not rank with her 50-1 Epsom Oaks shock but the Curragh authorities are hoping Qualify might yet spring another surprise and take her chance a(...)

Jockey Christophe Soumillon celebrates his winning ride on Ervedya in the Coronation Stakes during day four of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

There are few things more likely to polarise opinion than a jockey and there are few more polarising jockeys on the world stage than Christophe Soumi(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien inspects the course before the days racing during day four of the 2015 Royal Ascot Meeting. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire.

The return of terrestrial TV coverage is a boost to today’s Magners Ulster Derby card at Down Royal, where the top-weight Fields Of Athenry could mak(...)

Pat Smullen will be on board Mustajeeb in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Reuters.

Australians have got used to Dermot Weld upsetting their Melbourne Cup prejudices over the decades but they may have to get their heads around the le(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: will be expecting Found to confirm her undoubted class in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Making excuses for horses can be an expensive pastime but it could prove very expensive indeed for Aidan O’Brien’s followers if Found doesn’t step up(...)