Ryan Moore and Highland Reel won the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin. Photograph: Getty

Dermot Weld’s Free Eagle was bitterly disappointing as A Shin Hikari (38-1) produced a brilliant front-running display to claim the LONGINES Hong Kong(...)

Pat Smullen aboard Free Eagle wins the Prince of Wales Stakes during Royal Ascot this summer. Photograph: Getty Images

Pat Smullen is set to have two shots at putting a final Group One seal on a vintage 2015 for Ireland’s champion jockey in Hong Kong on Sunday. Champi(...)

The racecourse dominance exerted by the country’s top National Hunt trainers Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott extended to the Horse Racing Ireland an(...)

Gleneagles has a favourable draw in stall five of the 10 runners next to American Pharoah. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gleneagles is rated a 20/1 outsider in some US betting forecasts for Saturday night’s $5 million (€4.5 million) Breeders’ Cup Classic, a race that co(...)

Gleneagles is the Ballydoyle representative in next weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Aidan O’Brien wound up Ireland’s flat turf season one winner shy of a century, but will hope the figures work in his favour when Gleneagles lines up (...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien main focus is on next week’s Breeders Cup. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach extends from Highland Reel’s attempt at Saturday morning’s Cox Plate in Melbourne to a three-pronged assault on(...)

Pat Smullen and Fascinating Rock lead the way from Found and favourite Jack Hobbs in the Champion Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Getty

Dermot Weld saw six months of planning come to fruition after Fascinating Rock finally came of age in top-level company with victory in the Qipco Cham(...)

Wayne Lordan riding Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Qipco Champion Stakes has proved a notably difficult target for Irish-trained horses over the years but both Found and Fascinating Rock will attem(...)

 Ryan Moore  is reunited with Air Force Blue for the Dewhurst clash at Newmarket today. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Those who like head-to-head clashes of the superpower variety are in for a Dubai Dewhurst Stakes treat as Coolmore and Godolphin’s top classic hopes f(...)

Pat Smullen riding Covert Love (orange) to glory in  Prix De L’Opera. They got the better of a sustained duel with Frankie Dettori on Jazzi Top. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen was out of luck in the Arc on board Free Eagle but Ireland’s champion jockey struck Group One gold in the preceding Prix de l’Opera with (...)