Kauto Star stands next to a statue of itself in the parade ring at Kempton Park racecourse last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kauto Star has been put down after suffering pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock. During a glittering career with champion trainer Paul Ni(...)

Paul Nicholls is targeting the French Champion Open with Zarkander. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Flat racing’s classics are firmly centre-stage this week but Hurricane Fly’s hold on the Irish racing public’s imagination guarantees focus will brie(...)

New Bay ridden by Vincent Cheminaud winning the French Derby ahead of Highland Reel. Photograph: Thomas Samson

Aidan O’Brien came up just short of securing a first French Derby success when Highland Reel found New Bay too good at Chantilly on Sunday, but atte(...)

  Forgotten Rules, ridden by Pat Smullen, won the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan to keep up his 100 per cent record. Photo:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Forgotten Rules warmed up for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot when preserving his 100 per cent record in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Sund(...)

On His Own was bettered by Lord Windermere in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Fresh from breaking records at both Cheltenham and Punchestown, Willie Mullins is considering turning his attention towards Paris this weekend where (...)

An emotional Tony McCoy on Box Office is led in by his agent Dave Roberts after finishing third in  the bet365 Handicap Hurdle at  Sandown, the final race of his career. Photo:  David Davies/PA Wire

Tony McCoy had to settle for third aboard Box Office on the final ride of his career in the bet365 Handicap Hurdle at Sandown. The crowds cheer(...)

AP McCoy, pictured here at Ayr last weekend, will partner four-year-old Box Office in his final race at Sandown. Photograph: Getty

Tony McCoy’s final ride is looking almost certain to be aboard Box Office in the Bet365 Handicap Hurdle, the last race on the card at Sandown on Satur(...)

Willie Mullins’ charge finished second in last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup and is fresh from winning a Grade Three chase at Cork. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Willie Mullins-trained On His Own heads the weights for the bet365 Gold Cup Chase at Sandown on Saturday after 40 possibles remained in contention(...)

Ground staff prepare the course before the 2015 Coral Scottish Grand National Festival at Ayr Racecourse. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Long-time ante-post favourite Gallant Oscar has been declared a non-runner in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr this afternoon due to the dr(...)

Ruby Walsh steers Faugheen to victory in The Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at the 2014 Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Faugheen is on track to try and secure a “perfect 10” by maintaining his unbeaten racecourse record at Punchestown in over two weeks’ time.It is less (...)