Seamie Heffernan on Diamondsandrubies (white hat) wins the Pretty Polly Stakes  from Legatissimo and  Ryan Moore at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Diamondsandrubies denied Legatissimo in a driving finish to the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly made(...)

 Kevin Manning guides  Pleascach  to victory in the  Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.  Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The Gold Cup may be Royal Ascot’s Group One feature but there’s little doubt the proven Day Three Group One star is Pleascach who lines up in the Gro(...)

Kevin Manning on Pleascach (purple checked hat) wins the 1000 Guineas from Ryan Moore on Found  at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Pleascach’s Tattersalls Irish 1, 000 Guineas victory looked more relentless than explosive, but Jim Bolger’s filly threatens to light a fuse under the(...)

Al Kazeem (blue and white cap) and James Doyle on their way to victory in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh. Photograph: Inpho

Popular veteran Al Kazeem clinched another Group One prize in a thrilling renewal of the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh.The Roger Charlton-traine(...)

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(...)