Joseph O’Brien guides Highland Reel  to victory  in the  The Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last July. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has been trying since 1998 to win the French Derby and Highland Reel could emerge as his leading contender to finally secure the elusiv(...)

Ryan Moore’s selection headache for next week’s Epsom classic action is one his colleagues would relish. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ryan Moore’s plans for next week’s Derby and Oaks will be keenly anticipated but in the shorter term the Englishman’s services have been snapped up b(...)

Zawraq ridden by Pat Smullen comes home to win the Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes in April ahead of Endless Drama, which finished second in the Irish Guineas at the weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld describes Zawraq’s stamina as a “million dollar question” going into next week’s Epsom Derby, but a positive answer in racing’s ‘blue-rib(...)

Kevin Manning on Pleascach (purple checked hat) wins the 1000 Guineas from Ryan Moore on Found  at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Pleascach’s Tattersalls Irish 1, 000 Guineas victory looked more relentless than explosive, but Jim Bolger’s filly threatens to light a fuse under the(...)

Gleneagles ridden by Ryan Moore (Blue and Orange cap) win the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas  at The Curragh. Photograph: Pat Healey/PA Wire

It is not unknown for the Tattersalls Irish 2, 000 Guineas to be used as a route to Derby glory but trend-experts have plenty to back the view that G(...)

Ryan Moore onboard The Grey Gatsby comes home to win just ahead of Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Grey Gatsby heads a field of just six into Sunday’s Tattersalls Gold Cup but it really is all about quality over quantity for the Curragh’s Group(...)

Gleneagles, with Ryan Moore riding, wins The Quipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on May 2nd. photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty.

It is 18 years since Aidan O’Brien began his record-breaking classic career with a Curragh Guineas double and it will be a surprise if Gleneagles isn’(...)

P Ryan Moore on Found wins the l Prix Marcel Boussac–Criterium Des Pouliches at Longchamp racecourse last  October in Paris, France. Found is one of five O’Brien-trained fillies left in after the five-day stage for the  Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas.   Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A seventh win in Sunday’s Tattersalls Irish 1, 000 Guineas would see Aidan O’Brien equal the record-tally of victories in the fillies classic and Foun(...)

Aidan O’Brien has won eight of the last nine Gallinule renewals. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Giovanni Canaletto is on course to try to earn an Epsom Derby ticket in Sunday’s Group 3 Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh.Aidan O’Brien’s maiden winner(...)

Richard Hughes on board Sole Power during the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in  March. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

A spring setback to his star filly Agnes Stewart means Eddie Lynam won’t be involved in the Curragh classics this weekend but the Co Meath trainer cou(...)