Aidan O’Brien’s Cougar Mountain (right) was a fast-finishing third to Solow in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Aidan O’Brien has a history of upsetting Derby winners in the Coral Eclipse and this time possesses an unknown factor in Sandown’s Group One highlight(...)

Seamus Heffernan on Bondi Beach (left) wins the At the Races Curragh Cup from  Ryan Moore on Order of St.George. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Over almost two decades Seamus Heffernan has played second-fiddle to a succession of high-profile No.1 Ballydoyle riders but Diamondsandrubies was jus(...)

Ryan Moore wins the Ribblesdale Stakes on board Curvy during Royal Ascot on June 18th. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

History will reverberate throughout the running of the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby so a first success for Ryan Moore in Ireland’s premier classi(...)

It is four years since Colm O’Donoghue lost an Epsom Derby photo-finish on an Aidan O’Brien outsider, but the jockey was on the right side of a drama(...)

Colm O’Donoghue riding Aidan O’Brien’s horse Qualify (red and yellow colours) win The Investec Oaks from Legatissimo (left) at Epsom. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien’s rank outsider Qualify caused a major upset in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. David Wachman’s 1000 Guineas heroine Legatissimo looked set (...)

Jockey Ryan Moore who pilots Cape Clear Island in the French Derby with  trainer Aidan O’Brien. Photograph:  Pat Healey/PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien has won the Irish Derby a record 11 times and the Epsom Derby on five occasions, all of which makes the lack of a French Derby on his(...)

Highland Reel wins at Goodwood last year with Joseph O’Brien on board. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Highland Reel has secured the luck of the draw ahead of his attempt to provide Aidan O’Brien with a fourth victory in the French 2, 000 Guineas and a(...)

Baraweez and Colm O’Donoghue go on to win the  Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahanoora” Handicap on the final day  of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph:  PA

Brian Ellison vowed to return to Galway after Baraweez and Pacific Heights gave him a one-three in the €100,000 Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahonoora” H(...)

Colm O’Donoghue after his recent Oaks win at the Curragh. The Co Cork jockey is fancied to land the Topaz Sprint on Baraweez at Galway tonight.

Just one cross-channel-trained horse has ever won the Topaz Mile, and that was 35 years ago, but Baraweez could change that with a vengeance on day t(...)

Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Inpho.

Next year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will again be run on the last weekend of June but Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) confirmed yesterday it has calle(...)