Jockey Gary Halpin on Vastonea gets up to  win The Topaz Mile Handicap for the second time on day two of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Vastonea bounced back to his best to record a second victory the Topaz Mile Handicap, the feature event on day two of the Galway Festival.Kevin Prende(...)

Pat Smullen on Vote Often (left) holds off Daniel Tudhope on Odeliz to win the The Lodge Park Stud European Breeders Fund Park Express Stakes at the  Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen got the Irish Flat turf season off to the perfect start by taking out the two feature events on the opening afterno(...)

Australia is regarded by Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien to be one of the best horses he’s ever trained.

Aidan O’Brien gives a nod to the National Hunt game by running Shield in a maiden hurdle at Gowran today but his (...)

 Tom Queally riding Frankel  winning  The Qipco Champions Stakes at Ascot Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankel’s first foal has been born to Group Three-winning mare Chrysanthemum. The six-year-old daughter of Danehill Dancer gave birth to a bay colt at(...)

Wayne Lordan: has his first rides in Hong Kong this Sunday.

Wayne Lordan aims to make a spectacular first impression on racing-mad Hong Kong this Sunday when the top jockey is among those flying the Irish flag (...)

Hidden Oasis’ trainer David Wachman saddled Three Sea Captains to finish fourth in the Criterium De Maisons-Laffitte a year ago.

The jumps game may be JP McManus’s priority but the legendary owner is chasing a Group Two prize over six furlongs on the flat in Paris today when Hid(...)

My Titania and Declan McDonogh winning at Leopardstown in September. The John Oxx trained star is as low as 14/1 for next year’s Newmarket 1,000 Guineas. Photograph: Inpho

With less than a fortnight remaining of a turf campaign he will choose to mostly forget, John Oxx admits his focus is already on 2014 and a crop of “a(...)

Sheikh Joaan Al Thani (left) owner of Treve and trainer Criquette Head-Maarek (right)  after winning the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Criquette Head-Maarek has confirmed her incredible Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine Treve will stay in training as a four-year-old to defend he(...)

 La Collina entered in the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

Chris Hayes started the month never having won a Group One but the in-form jockey will end the month with a top-flight hat-trick if La Collina can lan(...)

Saturday’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes is shaping into a potential championship deciding event and the unbeaten Come To Heel will fly the Irish fla(...)