Leading Light, ridden by Joseph O’Brien, on the way to winning the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes during the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes Day at Navan Racecourse, Navan. Brian Lawless/PA

Leading Light cemented his position at the head of the ante-post market on the Gold Cup with a perfect start to his four-year-old campaign in the Cool(...)

Track records: Derek Walcott with Seamus Heaney in Dún Laoghaire in 1989, three years before Walcott received the Nobel Prize. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

In 1988 in Dún Laoghaire, Derek Walcott took part in a round-table discussion with Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney and Les Murray. By then identified wi(...)

Magician wins last year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh and returns there today for the Mooresbridge Stakes.

Presumption can be dangerous but it will be a major shock if Magician can’t cast an emphatic spell over his rivals at the Curragh today. Last y(...)

Johnny Murtagh

The German star Novellist has slid slightly off the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe radar on the back of recent impressive trial performances by Orfevre and(...)

David Wachman and Connor King team up with Red Dubawi in the Ayr Gold Cup today. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Trainer David Wachman will try to initiate a cross-channel Group Three weekend double when Remember You lines up under rider Wayne Lordan at Ayr this (...)