Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger and family members after winning the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jim Bolger has paid tribute to the “much adored” Trading Leather who sustained a fatal fracture when pulled up in the Japan Cup.The Godolphin-owned fo(...)

 Trading Leather, trained by Jim Bolger (above) did not get the hoped for good draw, and starts from stall 18 in Sunday’s Japan Cup. Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Trading Leather will have to overcome international opposition – and being drawn widest of the 18-runner field – if he is to secure victory in the Jap(...)

Andrea Atzeni riding Elm Park stretches away to win  The Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Andrew Balding’s Elm Park ran out a most impressive winner of the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.Andrea Atzeni, successful 12 months ago on subsequen(...)

Jim Bolger: “Lucida is very well and we are expecting her to perform.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It has been a comparatively low-key September for the Jim Bolger team but hopes are high that Lucida can secure a valuable Group Two success in today’(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Mango Diva ridden by Ryan Moore (second right) on the way to winning the Kilboy Estate Stakes from second placed Lahinch Classics ridden by Wayne Lordan  at the Curragh. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

It cost Ryan Moore a one-day suspension for his use of the whip but the English raider Mango Diva secured an exciting Group Two success at the Currag(...)

Luca Cumani  has turned to Kevin Manning’s vast local knowledge for Volume today and that could tip things towards a fifth Irish classic win for the Newmarket trainer. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Taghrooda’s absence from today’s Darley Irish Oaks means no overwhelming Curragh classic favourite, something which in turn could provoke contradicto(...)

Ebanoran (right), with Declan McDonogh on board, beats Fascinating Rock and Pat Smullen in the Derrinstown Stud Stakes but lost the race in the stewards’ room.

Declan McDonogh’s only previous Epsom Derby ride was on an unconsidered 50/1 shot but the former champion jockey goes into this Saturday’s blue-riban(...)

Richard Hughes: has picked up the spare ride on Marco Botti’s Al Thakhira.

Not for the first time at the Curragh, Classic action over the track will be hugely influenced by what falls on it and a soggy Etihad Airways Irish 1(...)