Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr aboard Stephanie’s Kitten  pulls away from Legatissimo, ridden by Ryan Moore, to win the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Keeneland Racecourse  in Lexington, Kentucky. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

American Pharoah produced a dazzling performance to lead his rivals a merry dance in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. The first horse to win th(...)

Simple Verse (centre) and Bondi Beach (left) fight out the controversial finish to the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Photograph: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

Connections of Simple Verse will have to wait until next week to find out their fate in an appeal against the decision to demote the filly from first (...)

Aidan O’Brien has three of the eight horses confirmed in St Leger. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connections of Storm The Stars are keeping their fingers crossed Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger does not prove one run too many for the tough-as-tea(...)

Jamie Spencer on Big Orange (centre) wins the Qatar  Cup at Goodwood. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Big Orange teed himself up for a crack at the Melbourne Cup as he continued his improvement with a gutsy win in a three-way finish to a thrilling Q(...)

Seamie Heffernan on Diamondsandrubies (white hat) wins the Pretty Polly Stakes  from Legatissimo and  Ryan Moore at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Diamondsandrubies denied Legatissimo in a driving finish to the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly made(...)

William Buick riding Golden Horn (left)) winning the Dante Stakes from Jack Hobbs at York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The only certainty about the prelude to this year’s Epsom Derby is that it seems to be set in a twilight zone where there is no certainty. It is a pl(...)

Joseph O’Brien riding Leading Light to victory in  The Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Joseph O’Brien erased the painful memory of defeat for Triple Crown-seeking Camelot in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster 12 months ago with victory (...)

Jockey Richard Hughes rides Talent to victory in The Oaks at  Epsom

Epsom Oaks heroine Talent will face seven opponents as she aims to complete a Classic double in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday eveni(...)

Tom Queally riding Riposte (L) lands the Ribblesdale Stakes on Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot in June. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Investec Oaks runner-up Secret Gesture will not run in the Darley-sponsored equivalent at the Curragh on Saturday after suffering a setback. The Galil(...)

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(...)