Frankie Dettori winning the Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp on Golden Horn. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Golden Horn has been named the Cartier Horse of the Year at the 25th annual awards, following an outstanding three-year-old campaign. Owned and bred b(...)

Aidan O’Brien: ‘There is a good chance we will go for the Championships.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Australian runners failed to hit the bullseye during Melbourne’s spring carnival, but Ireland’s top flat trainer could have his fir(...)

 Free Eagle ridden by Pat Smullen (left) wins the Prince of Wales Stakes during Royal Ascot 2015. Photo:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ireland’s winter jumps campaign continues to gather momentum but Dermot Weld’s is looking ahead to one of this country’s top-rated flat stars, Free(...)

 Prince of Penzance, ridden by Australian jockey Michelle Payne, winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington, Australia. Photograph: EPA/Dan Himbrechts

As the first woman to ride a Melbourne Cup winner, and on a 100-1 outsider Prince Of Penzance to boot, Michelle Payne was the feel-good story at Flemi(...)

Frankie Dettori: has made 11 attempts at the Melbourne Cup, coming closest to winning in 1999. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It is 22 years since Frankie Dettori saw first-hand how the Irish ex-jumper Vintage Crop transformed the Melbourne Cup, and the jockey will hope Will(...)

American Pharoah during Breeders’ Cup workouts at Keeneland Racecourse. Photograph: Dylan Buell/Getty Images

It’s rare for Aidan O’Brien’s top classic star to be relegated to ‘extra’ billing but that’s Gleneagles’ lot when he tries to make it 14th time lucky(...)

Jockey Shane Foley ended his Irish season with 64 winners. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Jockey Shane Foley will aim to put a Group One seal on a best-ever season when Success Days lines up in Sunday’s Grosser Preis Von Bayern in Munich. F(...)

The Curragh is set for a €65 million development to be completed by 2018. Photograph: Inpho

A €65 million development plan to build a new racecourse at the Curragh was confirmed on Wednesday morning. Plans for Ireland’s premier thoroughbread(...)

Gleneagles has a favourable draw in stall five of the 10 runners next to American Pharoah. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gleneagles is rated a 20/1 outsider in some US betting forecasts for Saturday night’s $5 million (€4.5 million) Breeders’ Cup Classic, a race that co(...)

Gleneagles is the Ballydoyle representative in next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Aidan O’Brien wound up Ireland’s flat turf season one winner shy of a century, but will hope the figures work in his favour when Gleneagles lines up (...)