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(...)

Berkshire ridden by Jim Cowley wins the Chesham Stakes at  Royal Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Joy instantly turned to despair at Royal Ascot on Saturday when Thomas Chippendale lost his life after winning the Hardwicke Stakes for trainer Lady C(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien with Magician who will face Dawn Approach in the St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

A small but select Irish team will be in action on Day One of Royal Ascot tomorrow with Dawn Approach and Magician’s eagerly-anticipated St James Pala(...)

Magician ridden by Ryan Moore wins the BetVictor.com Dee Stakes during day three of the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse, Chester. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Little is given away by the Coolmore camp but the hints were there that Magician could well be the superior of their two Chester Derby trial w(...)