Pat Smullen is heading to Windsor to partner topweight Fascinating Rock in the Winter Hill Stakes. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen takes a day off from the defence of his Irish jockey’s title to partner Fascinating Rock in Windsor’s Group 3 Saturday evening feature,(...)

Valyssa Monterg, ridden by Ruby Walsh,  on the way to winning   the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle  at Galway. Photograph:  PA Wire

Valyssa Monterg and Argentino came off the reserves’ bench to give Willie Mullins a one-two in the Ladbrokes Handicap Hurdle at Galway on Saturday. Ar(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld: ‘King of Ballybrit’ will have high hopes for four of his runners at Galway today. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Bookmakers have long since dreaded Dermot Weld at Galway but they could have to brace themselves for a perfect Day Three festival storm from t(...)

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(...)

Frankie Dettori and Star Of Seville (left) seen here riding alongside William Buick and Jazzi Top during the ‘Breakfast With The Stars’ morning at Epsom. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Last weekend’s Derby-winning team of Frankie Dettori and John Gosden aim for more classic glory in Chantilly on Sunday when Star Of Seville takes he(...)

Dermot Weld’s Zawraq is winning a fitness battle ahead of Saturday’s Epsom Derby. Photograph: Inpho

Zawraq is reported to have made “substantial improvement” in his race against time to be fit for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday. Dermot Weld’(...)

Rory Cleary guiding Ansgar to victory in the Irish Field Handicap at the Curragh in 2013. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dermot Weld’s star apprentice Leigh Roche will aim to advertise his talents on the cross-channel stage at Haydock today with three rides headed by Ans(...)

Champion jockey Pat Smullen (right) with champion apprentice Colin Keane during racing at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld hailed Pat Smullen as the “professional’s professional” as the rider picked up his seventh Irish champion flat jockeys’ title at Leopardst(...)

Peter Chapple-Hyam: excellent record in the Irish 2,000 Guineas during the 1990s. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Supplementing Ahlan Emarati at a cost of €10,000 for today’s Gain Railway Stakes may be comparative chicken feed in terms of the elite bloodstock mar(...)

Pat Smullen aboard Big Break on their way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Maiden in 2012. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might be harsh to describe a filly capable of finishing fourth in a classic as having something to prove but Big Break looks to have a lot in her (...)