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(...)

Ryan Moore crosses the finish line on Protectionist to win the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Red Cadeaux was second and Who Shot Thebarman third in the 154th running of the two-mile handicap, Australia’s richest thoroughbred race. Photograph:
Brandon Malone/Reuters)

Protectionist timed his finishing burst to perfection to win the Melbourne Cup, but the celebrations were muted by the deaths of favourite Admire Rakt(...)

Gordon Elliott: “It was touch and go whether we ran Toner (on the ground)”

Toner D’Oudairies may not have been the most-fancied contender for Gigginstown House Stud, but he proved the best on the day as he led a clean sweep o(...)

Johnny Murtagh celebrates after winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on the German-trained Novellist.

Frankie Dettori’s out injured so tomorrow’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe can’t be about him: it might yet be about Oliver Peslier and a record fifth win (...)

Frankie Dettori returns on Camelot after finishing seventh in the 2012 Arc.

Aidan O’Brien is in the rare position of being able to aim not one but two Epsom Derby winners at Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, with some even b(...)

Johnny Murtagh

The German star Novellist has slid slightly off the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe radar on the back of recent impressive trial performances by Orfevre and(...)

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(...)

Mark Walsh on Bob Lingo who will defend his Galway Plater crown at the festival at Ballybrit next week in Galway. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Just over three months after scooping a monster €550,000 first prize in Japan, Willie Mullins appears to be pursuing Ireland’s richest National Hunt p(...)

Magician, seen here winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas, looks likely to bypass this weekend’s Epsom Derby. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Magician is set to sidestep Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom, according to owners Coolmore Stud.Trainer Aidan O’Brien rai(...)