John Gosden, trainer of Irish Derby hopeful Jack Hobbs. Photograph: Paul Harding/PA

Ante-post favourite Jack Hobbs pleased trainer John Gosden in his final piece of work yesterday ahead of the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the (...)

James Doyle on Noble Mission comes home to win The Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last year. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It is classic weekend at the Curragh but the Group One focus for race-planners at Irish racing’s HQ on Sunday will be firmly directed on the make-up (...)

Aidan O’Brien is in pursuit of a 10th Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas victory – and a 33rd Irish classic in all – but it is Gleneagles’ prohibitive 1(...)

Joseph O’Brien rides Australia to victory in yesterday’s Juddmonte International Stakes at York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A reputation can be made easily, but real achievements have to be earned on the track. At York on Wednesday, Australia proved his merit as a Coolmore (...)

Bracelet, ridden by Colm O’Donoghue, comes home to win the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bracelet gave trainer Aidan O’Brien a fourth victory in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh with a determined effort in the hands of Colm O’Donoghue.(...)

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(...)

Tarasha is joint-second favourite for Saturday’s  Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Sheikh Hamdan’s Shadwell organisation looks to have a firm grip on Saturday evening’s Darley Irish Oaks with the hot-favourite Taghrooda backed up by (...)

Taghrood and Paul Hanagan in the winners enclosure after their victory in the Investec Oaks. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

Taghrooda gave jockey Paul Hanagan his first taste of Classic success with an impressive victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom.John Gosden’s filly was(...)

Jockey Damien Oliver, celebrates on race favourite Fiorente celebrates after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Photograph: Brandon Malone/Reuters.

The Willie Mullins trained Simenon finished fourth in the Melbourne Cup behind Fiorente. Red Cadeaux was runner-up once again in Australia’s premie(...)

A lot of sentiment and a touch of history will revolve around Riposte’s classic ambitions in Saturday evening’s Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh.Suppl(...)