Adelaide:  has run seven times in his life, in four different countries, and notched a Grade 1 success under Ryan Moore in the Secretariat Stakes in Chicago last August. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Adelaide could be a poster-horse for flat racing’s end-of-term international merry-go-round and hopes are growing the colt can prov(...)

 Trainer Dermot Weld’s Pale Mimosa is set to return to Longchamp and bid for an elusive Group One success in Sunday’s €350,000 Prix Royal-Oak. Photograph: Inpho

Pale Mimosa is set to return to Longchamp and bid for an elusive Group One success in Sunday’s €350,000 Prix Royal-Oak. Dermot Weld’s mare ran (...)

Free Eagle under Pat Smullen coasts home to victory in the Group Three KPMG Enterprise Stakes at Leopardstown last month. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The two most inexperienced horses due to appear at Ascot’s €5 million “Champions Day” bonanza today are trained by Dermot Weld. The scale of the task(...)

 Craig Williams rides Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the George Ryder Stakes during Guineas Day at Rosehill Gardens on March 29th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

If the perfect race could be designed for Gordon Lord Byron it might just be Sunday’s Prix de la Foret at Longchamp and Irish flat racing’s fairy-tale(...)

 Dermot Weld: “Hopefully all this fine weather will help get lots of people to go racing this weekend but I will have to wait and see what happens in terms of the ground. I will have very few runners if it is good to firm and if the going at the Curragh is good to firm, then Forgotten Rules won’t run.”

Last Saturday’s run-of-the-mill €71,500 National Hunt card at Navan was worth only a tiny fraction of the upcoming hugely prestigious €3.7 million C(...)

Johnny Murtagh, riding Chicquita, celebrates winning the Irish Oaks at the Curragh last year, the filly’s last run. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The €6 million record breaking filly Chicquita is on course to make her debut for Aidan O’Brien at the Curragh over Champions Weekend, but the trainer(...)

Ruby Walsh pops Arvika Ligeonniere over the last on their way to victory in yesterday’s John Durkan Memorial Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Modern digital communication means the 10,000kms between Punchestown and Hong Kong was no barrier to Willie Mullins watching Arvika Ligeonniere win ye(...)

 Sole Power gallops on the all-weather track yesterday in preparation for tomorrow’s  Hong Kong International. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Making bookies richer may not be a hugely popular policy but Eddie Lynam will be a happy man if his two-pronged attack on tomorrow morning’s Hong Kong(...)

France’s Thierry Jarnet, a late replacement for Frankie Dettori, punches the air after his victory on Treve in yesterday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Treve threw out the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe rulebook and showed why Frankie Dettori’s upset at picking up an injury which prevented him riding(...)

Jim Bolger and son-in-law jockey Kevin Manning will be heading to Paris on Sunday with Trading Leather.

BRIAN O’CONNORJust six Irish-trained horses have ever won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, including the dual-victor Alleged, and Leading Light is on co(...)