Andrea Atzeni: will replace Jamie Spencer as No 1 jockey to ownership superpower, Qatar Racing. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Curragh gets a final chance to iron out any kinks ahead of ‘Champions Weekend’ in a fortnight when tomorrow’s HQ action includes an early interna(...)

Jockey Pat Smullen. Photograph: Inpho

Tested produced a superb display to claim the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary on Thursday evening. The Khalid Abdullah-owned fil(...)

Diamond Jubilee winner Slade Power is an 11-4 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s not unknown for a Group 1 sprint to end in a dead-heat and that would be the ideal July Cup result this Saturday for the Eddie Lynam team whose s(...)

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(...)

Trainer Phillip Fenton: Hoping Drive On Locky gets off the mark at Fairyhouse

Irish racing’s new “champions weekend” got a further boost yesterday with the promotion of the Solonaway Stakes to Group Two status which industry lea(...)

 La Collina entered in the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket.

Chris Hayes started the month never having won a Group One but the in-form jockey will end the month with a top-flight hat-trick if La Collina can lan(...)

Chris Hayes on Voleuse de Coeurs celebrates winning the Irish St Leger at the Curragh on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Voleuse De Coeurs joined Vinnie Roe on the Irish Leger roll-of-honour at the weekend and is in line to further emulate the former Dermot Weld-trained (...)

Joseph O’Brien on Leading Light (front), one of Aidan O’Brien’s two runners in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster today. Photograph: /Cathal Noonan

The shape of two classic races, today’s Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster and tomorrow’s Gain Irish St Leger at the Curragh, is set to come down to the (...)

Johnny Murtagh celebrates after riding Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the Betfred Sprint Cup during the Betfred Sprint Cup Festival at Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Over the years Johnny Murtagh has faced trappy big-race choices as to which horse to ride but with his trainer-hat on, he now appears to have a major (...)

Dermot Weld is considering running highly-rated two-year-old Free Eagle in the Breeders Cup Turf trial at Leopardstown on Saturday week. Photograph: Inpho.

The hugely exciting Free Eagle, already favourite for next year’s Derby, could make a quicker than expected second career start at Leopardstown’s Iris(...)