Kevin Ryan:  Easy decision to supplement his French Derby winner but “everything now depends on the ground”. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

With just three days to Champions Weekend it’s a case of all present and correct as The Grey Gatsby’s €75,000 supplementary into the €1 million Qip(...)

Australia leads home The Grey Gatsby in The Juddmonte International Stakes at York last month. Photograph: Mike Egertone/PA Wire

Australia will face a maximum of 11 rivals when taking to the track once again in Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes.The Leopardstown Group One has draw(...)

 Dermot Weld: “Hopefully all this fine weather will help get lots of people to go racing this weekend but I will have to wait and see what happens in terms of the ground. I will have very few runners if it is good to firm and if the going at the Curragh is good to firm, then Forgotten Rules won’t run.”

Last Saturday’s run-of-the-mill €71,500 National Hunt card at Navan was worth only a tiny fraction of the upcoming hugely prestigious €3.7 million C(...)

Jim Bolger and son-in-law jockey Kevin Manning will be heading to Paris on Sunday with Trading Leather.

BRIAN O’CONNORJust six Irish-trained horses have ever won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, including the dual-victor Alleged, and Leading Light is on co(...)

Caponata, who finished second in the Royal Whip Stakes at the Curragh last month (above),  could still provide the Group One centrepiece to a memorable Leopardstown for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen in the Coolmore Matron Stakes.   Photograph: Inpho

Princess Highway may be an outsider in the feature but Caponata could still provide the Group One centrepiece to a memorable Leopardstown for Dermot W(...)

 William Buick and  The Fugue winning  The  Yorkshire Oaks at York  on August 22nd. Photograph  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

In 2012 Snow Fairy brought to a halt a near-decade of local success in the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes and international hopes of landing this Sat(...)

Rizeena ridden by James Doyle wins the Moyglare Stud Stakes. Photograph: Inpho/Lorraine O’Sullivan

James Doyle’s status as jockey of the moment received a Group One imprimatur at the Curragh yesterday when the young English man guided Rizeena to a d(...)

Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger after winning the  Irish Derby in the Curragh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bookmakers reckon Trading Leather has it all to do against the ‘Big Two’ of Al Kazeem and Toronado in today’s Juddmonte International but what the Iri(...)

James Doyle riding Al Kazeem (right) wins the Prince of Wales Stakes ahead of  Paul Hanagan riding Mukhadram  during day two of Royal Ascot. Photograph:   Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

As a triple-classic winner Camelot has already accomplished more than most but defeat behind Al Kazeem in yesterday’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Roya(...)

 Camelot: can return to winning ways in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It seems to be Camelot’s damned lot to be praised faintly. Rarely if ever can the accomplishments of a triple-Classic winner have been trailed so dogg(...)