Success Days, ridden by Shane Foley, passes the finishing post to win the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Thursday’s Dante at York looks like being something of a last-chance saloon for a horse to stamp some authority on the Epsom Derby betting which curr(...)

 Highland Reel finished sixth in the French 2000 Guineas at Longchamp. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien failed to add to his three French 2000 Guineas at Longchamp on Sunday as Highland Reel came home in sixth position behind winner Make Be(...)

 Jockey Thierry Jarnet raises his whip in triumph as  Treve wins back to back  Prix de I’Arc de Triomphe titles at Longchamp  in Paris. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Treve bounced back to her brilliant best to successfully defend her crown in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.Criquette Head-Maarek’s (...)

 Yuichi Fukunaga celebrates riding Just A Way to victory in the Dubai Duty Free during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse in March. If he stays he could win Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s not difficult to argue the single most impressive performance of 2014 so far has been Taghrooda’s King George last July. And since Tapestry sub(...)

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(...)

Cirrus Des Aigles ridden by Christophe Soumillon on their way to victory in the Investec Coronation Cup during Investec Derby Day at Epsom Downs Racecourse. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Christophe Soumillon saluted the crowd after partnering Cirrus Des Aigles to a smooth victory in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom. Corine Barande-(...)

Miss France (Maxime Guyon) lands yesterday’s Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket for French trainer Andre Fabre. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Miss France bounced back to her best to provide master trainer Andre Fabre with his first Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket yesterday.A desperately disa(...)

 Declaration Of War has a run-out at Santa Anita for tonight’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Declaration Of War is unlikely to ever be regarded as the most talented horse ever to go through Aidan O’Brien’s hands but if he can deliver Ireland’s(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s Declaration of War is put through his paces at Santa Anita Park in California on Thursday in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. Photograph: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien believes Declaration Of War represents possibly his best ever chance of finally claiming victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa A(...)

France’s Thierry Jarnet on Treve crosses the  line to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at the Longchamp racetrack near Paris. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Treve demolished her rivals to run out a spectacular winner of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.Trained by Criquette Head-Maarek, the (...)