Trainer Johnny Murtage, who works out of the Fox Covert Stables, keeps a close eye on the morning work at the Curragh, Co Kildare.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bode Miller, the Olympic champion skier, is planning a new career training racehorses when he retires from the slopes. Even allowing for the speed com(...)

Ryan Moore and Adelaide en route to success in the Cox Plate at the weekend. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri

Magician is set to lead a select Irish raiding party on this week’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita and will join a select group if he can record back-to(...)

Aidan O’Brien hasn’t had a runner in Australia since the somewhat controversial 2008 Melbourne Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien believes Adelaide is the right type of horse for Saturday’s Cox Plate at Moonee Valley. O’Brien has not had any runners in Austra(...)

Pat Smullen: attempts to add a top-rank pattern success to a rewarding season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Pat Smullen will aim to put a Group One sheen on an already hugely-successful 2014 when Ireland’s champion jockey-elect travels to Newmarket today for(...)

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(...)

Meeting some of the heroes of the turf – human and equine – is one of the attractions of the Curragh Thoroughbred Trail. It’s a one-off event which is(...)

Mutual Regard (Louis Steward) wins the Betfred Ebor  at York.

Ebor hero Mutual Regard could run at Kempton on Saturday week should connections feel he needs another win to be sure of getting in the Melbourne Cup.(...)

Marchese Marconi and Robbie Power  win the Ladbrokes Maiden Hurdle on day six of the Galway Festival. Photograph: PA Wire

Stephen Nolan would love to run Prince Rudi in the Irish National next spring after his stable stalwart landed the feature race on the sixth day of th(...)

Hasanour  ridden by Shane Foley wins The Guinness Time Handicap on day four of the Galway Festival. Photograph:  should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thomas Edison delivered on his big-race potential with a superb Guinness Galway Hurdle success that finally vindicated the faith of his trainer Tony M(...)

At the Fox Covert Stables, on the Curragh, Co Kildare, trainer Johnny Murtagh reveals his fancy for the forthcoming July Cup to be Slade Power. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Murtagh rode more than 100 Group One winners during a legendary riding career and could attempt to record an official first top-flight success(...)