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,(...)

Free Eagle, ridden by Pat Smullen to win the Prince of Wales Stakes’s at Royal Ascot in June, now has the Irish Champion Stakes in sight after a summer break. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Providing perfect ground conditions for all concerned will be a major challenge for Leopardstown’s authorities, but Free Eagle’s trainer Dermot Weld r(...)

Jockey  Kevin Manning is hard at work on   Pleascach (left) on the way to winning  the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A change of tactics instigated by jockey Kevin Manning enabled Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Pleascach to return to her best in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks(...)

Beckwith Star ridden by Adam O’Neil comes home to win the Easyfix Rubber Products Handicap Hurdle at Ballybrit. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Anyone doubting the importance of luck needed only look at Kate Harrington’s charmed victory on Modem in the Galway festival’s opening day highlight a(...)

Clearing a fence at last year’s Galway Races. The world famous festival begins on Monday. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Galway racetrack officials say they have received assurances there will be no interference to the running of meetings during construction on a €500 m(...)

Richard Hughes was second in the King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2007. Photograph: Getty.

Richard Hughes, the champion jockey, will get a final chance to win the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes just eight days before he retires (...)

Pat Smullen celebrates winning the Darley Irish Oaks. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Pat Smullen will attempt to continue his run of Group One success on Snow Sky in Saturday’s King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot but Irel(...)

Pat Smullen and Covert Love won the Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: Inpho

Covert Love gave Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer an early wedding present with his first Classic triumph in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Pat Sm(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld: will be hoping Brooch bounces back with a victory at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dank’s 2013 Kilboy Estate Stakes victory was a prelude to Group One success and if there’s a future top-flight winner in Sunday’s Curragh feature it c(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s Cougar Mountain (right) was a fast-finishing third to Solow in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Aidan O’Brien has a history of upsetting Derby winners in the Coral Eclipse and this time possesses an unknown factor in Sandown’s Group One highlight(...)