Verrazano and War Command (pictured) will fly the Ballydoyle flag in this afternoon’s Eclipse at Sandown. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien’s trans-Atlantic reach this weekend could see him double his Group One tally for the season with top-flight hopes from New York to Sa(...)

Dermot Weld: back on the globetrotting trail with Flying Jib at Belmont Park.
Leopardstown Racing, Leopardstown 3/9/2011Red Mills Irish Champion StakesTrainer Dermot WeldMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

It’s ‘Stars & Stripes Day’ at Belmont Park this Saturday but the $3.3 million holiday festival is far from a local show and Dermot Weld’s Flying (...)

Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien (right) stretches clear of the field to race to the finish line and take the Epsom Derby. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Shock results are rare in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and since the one horse bookmakers believe capable of giving Australia a race may not even (...)

Australia (Joseph O’Brien) lands the Epsom Derby and will attempt to complete the double at the Curragh this weekend.

Aidan O’Brien might have the task of preparing Australia for Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby but perhaps the most delicate balancing act of al(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  insisted the brilliant Epsom Derby winner won’t be risked on home soil if ground conditions turn soft. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The weather looks like cooperating enough with the Curragh to allow Australia fulfil his role as headline act for Saturday’s €1.25 million Dubai Dut(...)

Pat Smullen aboard Big Break on their way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden in 2012. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might be harsh to describe a filly capable of finishing fourth in a classic as having something to prove but Big Break looks to have a lot in her (...)

Anthem Alexander ridden by Pat Smullen on the way to victory in the Queen Mary Stakes on Day Two of the Royal Ascot festival. Photograph: David Davies/PA

A 17-1 double with Mustajeeb and Anthem Alexander at Royal Ascot yesterday may not help towards Pat Smullen’s pursuit of a seventh jockeys title at h(...)

The Fugue ridden by William Buick on their way to victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes aat Royal Ascot.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Fugue produced a minor shock in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot as she floored red-hot favourite Treve.Always ideally placed by Willia(...)

Dermot Weld sets Edelmira a major Oaks task in tomorrow’s Group Three feature at Cork. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Dermot Weld sets Edelmira a major ‘Oaks’ task in tomorrow’s Group Three feature at Cork but victory could set her up for an attempt at Classic glory a(...)

Leading Light and Joseph O’Brien winning the English St Leger at Doncaster last September. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Aidan O’Brien has been installed an odds-on favourite to pick up a sixth top trainer award at next week’s Royal Ascot extravaganza with a typically s(...)