Hans Holbein (right) ridden by Ryan Moore wins The MBNA Chester Vase. Photograph: Martin Rickett

Hans Holbein leapt into the picture for the Investec Derby when giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a welcome turn of fortunes with an all-the-way success in(...)

Ryan Moore partnered Hans Holbein to victory in the Chester Vase, giving Aidan O’Brien his sixth win in the race. Photograph: PA

Hans Holbein leapt into the picture for the Investec Derby when giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a welcome turn of fortunes with an all-the-way success in(...)

Ryan Moore: could be set to assume a prominent role for Ballydoyle in 2015. Photograph: Inpho

Ryan Moore makes a quick return to Ireland to ride Aidan O’Brien’s classic entry War Envoy at Dundalk on Wednesday evening and one bookmaking firm isn(...)

Jamie Spencer riding Master Of Irony to victory in the 32Red/Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes at Lingfield. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jamie Spencer was back in the winner’s enclosure after his first ride since announcing he was to carry on riding when partnering Master Of Irony to vi(...)

Jamie Spencer has been champion jockey in both Ireland and Britain and has won 33 Group races worldwide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Trade Storm’s odds always indicated a neat fairytale-finale for Jamie Spencer in Hong Kong over the weekend was a long-shot. In contrast the odds abou(...)

Jockey Jamie Spencer has abandoned plans to retire from the saddle and will continue next year as a freelance. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Jockey Jamie Spencer has abandoned plans to retire from the saddle and will continue next year as a freelance.The 34-year-old Irish-born rider shocked(...)

Trainer John Moore poses with Joao Moreira as the winning jockey  kisses his wife Tasciana Moreira after partnering  Designs on Rome to win The Longines Hong Kong Cup  at Sha Tin. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Irish stars Gordon Lord Byron and Sole Power were out of luck in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint, which was won by Aerovelocity.Gordon Lord Byron fared (...)

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(...)

St Nicholas Abbey in a driving finish, ridden by Joseph O’Brien, surges to the finish line to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf during the 2011 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, Kentucky, in 2011. Photograph: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

It is less than three years since Joseph O’Brien burst on to racing’s international stage with St Nicholas Abbey’s Breeders’ Cup success, the sound(...)

 Andrea Atzeni: will replace Jamie Spencer as No 1 jockey to ownership superpower, Qatar Racing. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Curragh gets a final chance to iron out any kinks ahead of ‘Champions Weekend’ in a fortnight when tomorrow’s HQ action includes an early interna(...)