Ivanovich Gorbatov  faces danger from three top-class fillies in Saturday’s Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The gambled-on Triumph Hurdle favourite Ivanovich Gorbatov could have to overcome ‘Girl Power’ if he is to successfully advertise his Cheltenham fest(...)

Jockey Joseph O’Brien was aboard Air Force Blue for two of his four wins in 2016. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Joseph O’Brien is predicting big things from Air Force Blue in 2016. A winner of four of his five starts at two for Aidan O’Brien, with O’ Brien jnr i(...)

Barry Geraghty on Minella Foru celebrates winning The Paddy Power Steeplechase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Eddie Harty has a single bullet left to fire at Leopardstown’s Christmas festival and State Of Origin has a lot to live up to on Tuesday after Minell(...)

 Wayne Lordan riding Legatissimo to victory in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown last month. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It is over six months since her first race of 2015 but David Wachman hopes his superstar filly Legatissimo can put a successful Breeders Cup seal to t(...)

Gordon Elliott: his stable star,  Don Cossack, enjoyed a tremendous campaign last term, winning six of his seven starts including three Grade One victories. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ground conditions will dictate whether Ireland’s highest-rated chaser Don Cossack will make his seasonal reappearance in Thursday’s Irish Daily Star C(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: trainer’s dual-Group One winner Air Force Blue will attempt to secure  a fourth Dewhurst victory and cement his position as favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The scene is set for an intriguing superpower clash between Air Force Blue and Emotionless at Newmarket this Saturday which could well identify Europ(...)

John Oxx’s Red Stars has a high draw and Jim Bolger’s Silvercups to overcome in the opening maiden at Roscommon today. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Just four line up for Roscommon’s featured Grade 3 novice chase and it could turn into a match between course and distance winner The Game Changer an(...)

Bondi Beach ridden by Colm O’ Donoghue (purple cap) wins The Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes Race after Simple Verse ridden by Andrea Atzeni was disqualified following a steward’s inquiry at Doncaster Racecourse. Photograph: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

Racing’s international circus moves to Paris this Sunday for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Some of the world’s best horses will be encouraged to run (...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien targeting a record-breaking 15th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is targeting in strength what could be a record-breaking 15th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success at the Curragh on Sunday. The Group (...)

Seamus Heffernan will begin his 10-day ban for dangerous riding on September 27th, following the failure  of his Turf Club appeal yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Seamus Heffernan is on board the Ballydoyle hope, Easter, in Sunday’s Group 3 Gowran feature and will be hoping for a more positive outcome than at(...)