Winning jockey Bryan Cooper with trainer Sandra Hughes and Eileen Hughes after   Lieutenant Colonel won the  Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sandra Hughes gained an emotional first Grade One triumph just two weeks after the death of her father Dessie when Lieutenant Colonel won a dramatic B(...)

  Aidan O’Brien  has entered six in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Photograph: Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has six of the 13 entries in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.The Ballydoyle handler has won the Doncaster Group One on s(...)

 Jockey Thierry Jarnet raises his whip in triumph as  Treve wins back to back  Prix de I’Arc de Triomphe titles at Longchamp  in Paris. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Treve bounced back to her brilliant best to successfully defend her crown in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.Criquette Head-Maarek’s (...)

 Andrea Atzeni riding Kingston Hill win The Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kingston Hill stayed on best of all to lift the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.The 9 to 4 favourite had been a doubt for the race due to the ground, (...)

 Trainer Roger Varian: “We want to run – the likelihood is we’re going to run – but we want to be running on decent ground. If I’m happy with the ground I’ll run.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Roger Varian reiterated the ground must be suitable for Ladbrokes St Leger favourite Kingston Hill to take his chance in the Classic on Saturday.The D(...)

Aidan O’Brien: has indicated his course maiden winner Found is 
set 
to be supplemented to the Moyglare field. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Organisers of Champions Weekend are keeping everything crossed that the weather co-operates with Irish racing’s new €3.7 million industry shop window(...)

Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien: goes into ‘Champions Weekend’ battle with some serious artillery.

Part of the aim of ‘Champions Weekend’ is to bring Europe’s elite to compete in Ireland but those raiders aiming to scoop any of the Group One prizes(...)

Kingman’s big-race partner James Doyle is looking forward to renewing the successful partnership. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kingman takes another step towards being crowned the undisputed champion miler in Europe when he makes his first visit to France for the Prix du Haras(...)

Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger and family members after winning  the Irish Derby last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Trading Leather hasn’t been able to win since his landmark Irish Derby success last year but jockey Kevin Manning believes the Jim Bolger-trained sta(...)

Tarasha is joint-second favourite for Saturday’s  Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell organisation looks to have a firm grip on Saturday evening’s Darley Irish Oaks with the hot-favourite Taghrooda backed up by (...)