Silver Concorde, ridden by Robbie McNamara, winning the Weatherbys Champion Bumper during Ladies Day at Cheltenham this year. Photograph: David David Davies/PA Wire

The Cheltenham Bumper hero Silver Concorde is on course to make his eagerly anticipated jumping debut at Leopardstown this week and will lead a small (...)

Annie Power ridden by Rugby Walsh comes home to win at Punchestown earlier this year.

Only two mares have won the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle in its 20-year history. But Annie Power is set to be a major player in this Sunday(...)

Dessie Hughes and  Hardy Eustace

The final instructions trainer Dessie Hughes, who has died aged 71, gave to Conor O’Dwyer before the 2004 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham were for his j(...)

Dermot Weld-trained Silver Concorde, ridden by Robbie McNamara, wins the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham festival in March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It doesn’t include the former bumper winner Forgotten Rules but Dermot Weld is readying a small-but-select team of jumpers for a winter campaign that (...)

Martin Garcia (top) rides Bayern to victory past Victor Espinoza on California Chrome (bottom) and Jamie Spencer on Toast of New York. Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP

Santa Anita is only 20 miles from Hollywood but just a nose prevented Jamie Spencer from securing a perfect movie-style ending to his career in the ea(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld is aiming for a first success in the Breeders’ Cup in Santa Anita tonight. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld is a pioneer of world racing and it would be entirely appropriate were he to secure a first Breeders’ Cup success at Santa Anita tonight (...)

Ryan Moore and Adelaide en route to success in the Cox Plate at the weekend. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

Magician is set to lead a select Irish raiding party on this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita and will join a select group if he can record back-to(...)

Champion jockey Pat Smullen (right) with champion apprentice Colin Keane during racing at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld hailed Pat Smullen as the “professional’s professional” as the rider picked up his seventh Irish champion flat jockeys’ title at Leopardst(...)

nAdelaide, above, will be in action in the Cox Plate in Melbourne. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach stretches from Melbourne in the morning to Doncaster this afternoon as Ireland’s champion trainer attempts to a(...)

 Pale Mimosa (centre, yellow cap) wins The Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York in August. Photograph: Getty Images.

With a maiden century of winners under his belt, and a seventh jockeys title long since secured, Pat Smullen gets to relish the final date of Ireland(...)