John Magnier: Coolmore tactics in Australia similar to those deployed in Tipperary. photograph: lorraine o’sullivan

It turned into a right old Irish ding-dong in the end in the battle between giant mining company Anglo American and John Magnier’s Coolmore horse-bree(...)

Kingman’s big-race partner James Doyle is looking forward to renewing the successful partnership. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kingman takes another step towards being crowned the undisputed champion miler in Europe when he makes his first visit to France for the Prix du Haras(...)

There are five or six individual Chinese thoroughbred owners involved in Ireland at the moment, who came over with a view to buying horses to bring back to China but decided to leave them in Ireland, training there, and they’ve had some success. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The sport of kings generates considerable curiosity in China, but a ban on gambling makes it difficult for horseracing to really take off. Increasingl(...)

Taghrood and Paul Hanagan in the winners enclosure after their victory in the Investec Oaks. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Taghrooda gave jockey Paul Hanagan his first taste of Classic success with an impressive victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.John Gosden’s filly was(...)

Aidan O’Brien

Cirrus Des Aigles was the clear market leader last night for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday following the defect(...)

Ruler of the World will face eight rivals as he bids for a Classic double in this evening’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.

BRIAN O’CONNORIt’s being billed as a more competitive Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby but while the numbers may stack-up differently, it still looks like (...)

Jockey Declan McDonogh (above) expects an “improved” Little White Cloud to benefit from the step up in trip in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (...)

The Curragh racecourse

Leading Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby contender Sugar Boy has been sold to Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum. The Authorized colt secured a determi(...)