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(...)

Johnny Murtagh: will ride the Alain de Royer-Dupré-trained  Chicquita in Saturday’s Irish Oaks.

Alain de Royer-Dupré is the sole French trainer to land the Darley Irish Oaks in the last 20 years and he has opted for local knowledge in this Saturd(...)

Juddmonte have already confirmed they will pay up to get their impressive Ribblesdale winner Riposte (above).

Almost as much money as water could be floating about the Curragh today with some of Europe’s most high-powered bloodstock empires on the verge of su(...)

Talent remains on course to try and complete an Oaks  Classic double on Saturday week.

For the first time the Darley Irish Oaks will have a 6.15 evening start on Saturday week but the Curragh’s Derby experience 12 days ago indicates a co(...)

Pat Smullen and Princess Highway will team up for the Group Three Noblesse Stakes in Cork on Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s getting to the time of year when the classic generation really start getting to grips with older horses and Say could strike an early blow for th(...)