Ryan Moore rides Minding  to win the  1,000 Guineas Stakes. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It has been a century since a filly won the Epsom Derby. However, in a year of 1916 anniversaries, bookmakers are betting that Minding could pull of(...)

Aidan O’Brien: has won three of the last four renewals of the famous Epsom Derby. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ante-post favourites Midterm and Foundation are among 136 horses to stand their ground for the Epsom Investec Derby. A total of 136 horses go forwar(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Golden Horn celebrates winning The Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Fears the late defection of Gleneagles from September’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes might impact on the drama quota within the ‘Irish Champions Weeken(...)

The coffin is carried into the church before the funeral service for Pat Eddery in Thame. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Racing personalities past and present gathered to pay their respects to Pat Eddery, one of Ireland’s most successful ever jockeys, at his funeral in T(...)

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(...)