Joseph O’Brien guides Highland Reel  to victory  in the  The Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last July. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has been trying since 1998 to win the French Derby and Highland Reel could emerge as his leading contender to finally secure the elusiv(...)

Ruby Walsh and On His Own. They will line up in the €850,000 Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris  on Sunday. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Cheltenham Gold Cup remains famously elusive for Willie Mullins, but Ireland’s champion trainer will hope the French version is more rewarding wh(...)

Success Days, ridden by Shane Foley, passes the finishing post to win the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

Thursday’s Dante at York looks like being something of a last-chance saloon for a horse to stamp some authority on the Epsom Derby betting which curr(...)

Gleneagles, seen here winning at the Curragh last season, would be Aidan O’Brien’s seventh winner of the 2,000 Guineas if he prevails at Newmarket. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

As the National Hunt season ends, the classic campaign starts with a weekend vengeance at Newmarket where Aidan O’Brien will pursue a seventh Qipco 2(...)

Chris Hayes on Sruthan wins The Power European Breeders Fund Tetrarch Stakes at the Curragh in 2013. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Ryan Moore is on duty for Ballydoyle aboard the Group One winner Dick Whittington in Newbury’s Greenham Stakes but it’s like old times at the Curragh (...)

 Joseph O’Brien onboard Hans Holbein on his way to winning The Bulmers Live At Leopardstown Summer Racedays  Maiden. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien insisted his weight “isn’t too bad” as he returned to the winner’s enclosure on the Flat for the first time this season.O’Brien missed (...)

Chopin trainer Ger Lyons, who is based in Co Meath. Photograph: Inpho

The influence of Sheikh Fahad Al Thani within Irish racing can be further advertised by German import Chopin in Leopardstown’s Heritage Stakes. Qat(...)

Tony McCoy is congratulated by well wishers after his last race on Irish soil at Tuesday’s meeting at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tony McCoy signed off his career in Ireland with two unplaced rides at Fairyhouse.Rathpatrick was fifth in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap(...)

Marchese Marconi unseats rider Joseph O’Brien in the Gleesons Butchers Novice Handicap Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Tony McCoy treated Fairyhouse racegoers to another masterclass as the soon-to-retire champion jockey produced Gilgamboa to claim victory in a pulsatin(...)

 Joseph O’Brien will return to Flat racing at Cork over the Bank Holiday weekend. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Joseph O’Brien is set to return to Flat racing at Cork over the Bank Holiday weekend after being booked for a couple of rides by British trainer Mick (...)