Pat Smullen rides Melbourne Cup hope Pale Mimosa (right) to win the Lonsdale Cup at York during the festival this August. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Dermot Weld’s legendary status in Australia makes even the possibility of him having a Melbourne Cup runner big news so official fingers Down Under ar(...)

 Kevin Manning riding Trading Leather to win The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at Curragh last year. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Aidan O’Brien and Jim Bolger already know what it takes to win the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and both Irish trainers look set to tar(...)

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 (...)

Mukhadram ridden by Paul Hanagan (front left) wins the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Mukhadram landed his first Group One benefiting from a great Paul Hanagan ride in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.A slightly unlucky third last ye(...)

Slade Power (centre in red and white) and  Wayne Lordan  win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at  Royal Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Eddie Lynam secured a remarkable sprint double at Royal Ascot after Slade Power stylishly claimed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.The Irish handler hit the(...)

The Fugue ridden by William Buick on their way to victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes aat Royal Ascot.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Fugue produced a minor shock in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot as she floored red-hot favourite Treve.Always ideally placed by Willia(...)

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(...)

Aidan O’Brien and son Joseph are in action this afternoon in the Group One Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.

Aidan O’Brien is triple-handed in his pursuit of an eighth victory in today’s Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster and it may be important to recall how it(...)

Aidan O’Brien

Cirrus Des Aigles was the clear market leader last night for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday following the defect(...)

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(...)