Trainer Aidan O’Brien: should be on the mark in the last with Festive Cheer.

This evening’s €100,000 Guinness Race may be the big money pot but the most intriguing Galway contest is surely the six-runner finale where last year(...)

 Nina Carberry (left) and Jane Mangan after they were presented with the Mary Hyde cup having tied  as leading women rider for the national hunt season, on day one of the Galway Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In the grander scheme of things, the only tip that mattered on the first evening of Galway’s Race Week was to be found in the blue and gold colours i(...)

 Kevin Manning riding Trading Leather to win The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at Curragh last year. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Aidan O’Brien and Jim Bolger already know what it takes to win the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and both Irish trainers look set to tar(...)

Mango Diva ridden by Ryan Moore (second right) on the way to winning the Kilboy Estate Stakes from second placed Lahinch Classics ridden by Wayne Lordan  at the Curragh. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

It cost Ryan Moore a one-day suspension for his use of the whip but the English raider Mango Diva secured an exciting Group Two success at the Currag(...)

Luca Cumani  has turned to Kevin Manning’s vast local knowledge for Volume today and that could tip things towards a fifth Irish classic win for the Newmarket trainer. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Taghrooda’s absence from today’s Darley Irish Oaks means no overwhelming Curragh classic favourite, something which in turn could provoke contradicto(...)

Mukhadram ridden by Paul Hanagan (front left) wins the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Mukhadram landed his first Group One benefiting from a great Paul Hanagan ride in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.A slightly unlucky third last ye(...)

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(...)

 Tommy Stack: trains Wannabe Better.

Wannabe Better appears to be thriving on hard work and the Tommy Stack-trained stalwart can secure back-to-back Group Three victories when she lines u(...)

Danny Mullins at Listowel Racecourse. Photograph: Dominic Walsh/PA Wire

Danny Mullins is the retained rider for racehorse owner Barry Connell. He is the grandson of trainer Paddy Mullins and a member of the Mullins raci(...)

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(...)