Ryan Moore and Adelaide en route to success in the Cox Plate at the weekend. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

Magician is set to lead a select Irish raiding party on this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita and will join a select group if he can record back-to(...)

Champion jockey Pat Smullen (right) with champion apprentice Colin Keane during racing at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld hailed Pat Smullen as the “professional’s professional” as the rider picked up his seventh Irish champion flat jockeys’ title at Leopardst(...)

Andrea Atzeni riding Elm Park stretches away to win  The Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Andrew Balding’s Elm Park ran out a most impressive winner of the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.Andrea Atzeni, successful 12 months ago on subsequen(...)

nAdelaide, above, will be in action in the Cox Plate in Melbourne. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach stretches from Melbourne in the morning to Doncaster this afternoon as Ireland’s champion trainer attempts to a(...)

Aidan O’Brien hasn’t had a runner in Australia since the somewhat controversial 2008 Melbourne Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien believes Adelaide is the right type of horse for Saturday’s Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. O’Brien has not had any runners in Austra(...)

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

Aidan O’Brien’s Adelaide could be a poster-horse for flat racing’s end-of-term international merry-go-round and hopes are growing the colt can prov(...)

 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

Pale Mimosa is set to return to Longchamp and bid for an elusive Group One success in Sunday’s €350,000 Prix Royal-Oak. Dermot Weld’s mare ran (...)

  Aidan O’Brien  has entered six in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Photograph: Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has six of the 13 entries in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.The Ballydoyle handler has won the Doncaster Group One on s(...)

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

Changing ground conditions are often a problem at this time of year but even an unsettled forecast shouldn’t be a concern for the Chris Hayes-Paul Dee(...)

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

The two most inexperienced horses due to appear at Ascot’s €5 million “Champions Day” bonanza today are trained by Dermot Weld. The scale of the task(...)