Pat Eddery: endured 70 losses before securing his first win. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Pat Eddery, who has died aged 63, was Ireland’s most successful ever jockey. Only the legendary Sir Gordon Richards surpassed the 4,632 winners Eddery(...)

 Frankie Dettori winning the Qatar Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe at Longchamp on Golden Horn. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Golden Horn has been named the Cartier Horse of the Year at the 25th annual awards, following an outstanding three-year-old campaign. Owned and bred b(...)

Michelle Payne celebrates her Melbourne Cup win with her brother Stevie. Photograph: Getty

Michelle Payne hopes her landmark victory aboard rank outsider Prince Of Penzance in the Emirates Melbourne Cup will open more doors for female jockey(...)

Prince of Penzance (right) ridden by Australian jockey Michelle Payne crosses the finish line winning the Melbourne Cup on Melbourne Cup Day. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the A$6.2 million (€4.05m) Melbourne Cup on Tuesday as she rode rank outsider Prince of Penzance (...)

 Prince of Penzance, ridden by Australian jockey Michelle Payne, winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington, Australia. Photograph: EPA/Dan Himbrechts

As the first woman to ride a Melbourne Cup winner, and on a 100-1 outsider Prince Of Penzance to boot, Michelle Payne was the feel-good story at Flemi(...)

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(...)

Found ridden by Ryan Moore (L) edges out Golden Horn ridden by Lanfranco Dettorito win the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty

The Aidan O’Brien-Ryan Moore team saved European blushes at the 2015 Breeders Cup with a victory for Found in the $3 million Turf over the Derby and A(...)

 Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr aboard Stephanie’s Kitten  pulls away from Legatissimo, ridden by Ryan Moore, to win the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Keeneland Racecourse  in Lexington, Kentucky. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

American Pharoah produced a dazzling performance to lead his rivals a merry dance in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. The first horse to win th(...)

American Pharoah during Breeders’ Cup workouts at Keeneland Racecourse. Photograph: Dylan Buell/Getty Images

It’s rare for Aidan O’Brien’s top classic star to be relegated to ‘extra’ billing but that’s Gleneagles’ lot when he tries to make it 14th time lucky(...)

Gleneagles has a favourable draw in stall five of the 10 runners next to American Pharoah. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gleneagles is rated a 20/1 outsider in some US betting forecasts for Saturday night’s $5 million (€4.5 million) Breeders’ Cup Classic, a race that co(...)