Willie Mullins: “There is nothing to report on Hurricane Fly other than good work and he continues to please me.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Everything is set for round six in the rivalry between Hurricane Fly and Jezki as the pair headline nine entries for the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstow(...)

Jamie Spencer has been champion jockey in both Ireland and Britain and has won 33 Group races worldwide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Trade Storm’s odds always indicated a neat fairytale-finale for Jamie Spencer in Hong Kong over the weekend was a long-shot. In contrast the odds abou(...)

Philips Manager of the Year Joe Schmidt with his award following the ceremony at the Shelbourne Hotel: “It’s humbling because of the competition that is here today.”

Despite the mass influx, Joe Schmidt is the only foreign rugby coach to be named Philips Sports Manager of the Year.Not the first foreigner, mind. Th(...)

 Joseph O’Brien celebrates winning the Irish Derby on  Australia at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Advent Calendar #1 Maybe time will result in a proper appreciation of Australia’s talent. The regally-bred son of two classic winners always ran again(...)

 A filly by  Frankel (pictured) out of  Finsceal Beo has been sold for €1.8 million at Goffs November Sale – a record for a foal at public auction in Ireland. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A filly by the brilliant Frankel out of the 2007 English and Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo has been sold for €1.8 million at Goffs November (...)

 Ryan Moore on Protectionist celebrates after crossing the finish line and winning the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: EPA

Australians are notoriously tough on their own but over 20 years of international raids on the Melbourne Cup had shown they can be especially scathing(...)

 Declan McDonogh riding Maarek (white cap) to win The Duke Of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York in May. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There is a flavour of Fethard in the Paris suburbs today as Maarek will be ridden by Billy Lee for the first time in a Maisons-Laffitte Group Three w(...)

Martin Garcia (top) rides Bayern to victory past Victor Espinoza on California Chrome (bottom) and Jamie Spencer on Toast of New York. Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP

Santa Anita is only 20 miles from Hollywood but just a nose prevented Jamie Spencer from securing a perfect movie-style ending to his career in the ea(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld is aiming for a first success in the Breeders’ Cup in Santa Anita tonight. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld is a pioneer of world racing and it would be entirely appropriate were he to secure a first Breeders’ Cup success at Santa Anita tonight (...)

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(...)