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

The Qipco Champion Stakes has been a notably elusive prize for Irish-trained horses with just a single winner in the last 40 years but it is being t(...)

Steven Clements aboard Quick Jack on his way to winning the Connacht Hotel Handicap at this year’s Galway Festival in Ballybrit. Photograph: Inpho.

Tomorrow’s €200,000 Ladbrokes Munster National card at Limerick – featuring the return to action of leading jockey Bryan Cooper – is another sign of t(...)

Aidan O’Brien: savvy handler sends out Order of St George in Group Three opener at Newmarket. Photograph: Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s grip on the top of the betting for next year’s Derby could tighten after Order Of St George runs in today’s Group Three opener at Newm(...)

Pat Smullen: attempts to add a top-rank pattern success to a rewarding season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Pat Smullen will aim to put a Group One sheen on an already hugely-successful 2014 when Ireland’s champion jockey-elect travels to Newmarket today for(...)

Richard Hughes riding Sky Lantern (left) celebrates winning The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes from Just The Judge  at Newmarket. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Sky Lantern showed top-class form in her juvenile year, during which she won the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh. She appe(...)