Frankie Dettori: has made 11 attempts at the Melbourne Cup, coming closest to winning in 1999. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It is 22 years since Frankie Dettori saw first-hand how the Irish ex-jumper Vintage Crop transformed the Melbourne Cup, and the jockey will hope Will(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien main focus is on next week’s Breeders Cup. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach extends from Highland Reel’s attempt at Saturday morning’s Cox Plate in Melbourne to a three-pronged assault on(...)

Wayne Lordan: to ride Curvy in Saturday night’s Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont Park in New York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jockey Wayne Lordan is facing into a potentially lucrative transatlantic weekend, beginning with Curvy who lines up in Saturday night’s Flower Bowl (...)

Bondi Beach ridden by Colm O’ Donoghue (purple cap) wins The Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes Race after Simple Verse ridden by Andrea Atzeni was disqualified following a steward’s inquiry at Doncaster Racecourse. Photograph: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

Racing’s international circus moves to Paris this Sunday for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Some of the world’s best horses will be encouraged to run (...)

Simple Verse (centre) and Bondi Beach (left) fight out the controversial finish to the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Photograph: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

Connections of Simple Verse will have to wait until next week to find out their fate in an appeal against the decision to demote the filly from first (...)

Order Of St George ridden by Seamie Heffernan on their way to winning the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger Trial Stakes late year  at the Curragh. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien’s decision to split his St Leger team can result in the trainer conquering both weekend classics with Order Of St George set to put it u(...)

Wayne Lordan on board Gordon Lord Byron. Trainer Tom Hogan reckons his teak-tough performer remains as good as ever. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Ireland’s stalwart sprint stars Sole Power and Gordon Lord Byron are each set for the 52nd starts of their illustrious careers in Haydock’s Betfred(...)

Séamus Heffernan on Diamondsandrubies (white hat) pips Ryan Moore and Legatissimo in the Sea the Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Wayne Lordan enjoyed a productive Galway week, highlighted by Hint Of A Tint’s Topaz Mile victory, and will hope renewing acquaintances with Legatissi(...)

Clondaw Warrior ridden by Jack Kennedy wins the Guinness Handicap during day five of the Galway Festival at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit. Photograph: PA Wire

Royal Ascot hero Clondaw Warrior starred on the fifth day of the Galway Festival as he burst clear to take the valuable Guinness Handicap and earn a t(...)

Seamus Heffernan will partner Together Forever in the Darley Irish Oaks. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Coolmore team paid out €40,000 to supplement Curvy into the Darley Irish Oaks and also have the regally bred Words to dominate the top of the bet(...)