Air Force Blue heads a field of 13 for the 2000 Guineas. Photograph: Getty

Air Force Blue heads a field of 13 declared for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. Aidan O’Brien’s star colt is odds-on to take the fir(...)

Air Force Blue is the favourite for the 2,000 Guineas. Photograph: Getty

Air Force Blue features among 17 horses confirmed at the five-day entry stage for the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. Aidan O’Brien’s st(...)

Sruthan, ridden by Chris Hayes, wins The Tote Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Paul Deegan saddled a memorable one-two in the Tote Irish Lincolnshire as Sruthan led home stablemate Aussie Valentine. The latter, better fancied in(...)

Aidan O’Brien: Air Force Blue and Minding are among a large team of O’Brien stars due to gallop at the track after racing at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s 2016 turf campaign gets underway at the Curragh on Sunday with Aidan O’Brien using the opportunity to work some of his top classic hopes. (...)

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(...)

Air Force Blue ridden by Joseph O’Brien on the way to winning the Goffs Vincent O`Brien National Stakes during day two of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Curragh Racecourse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Order Of St George rewarded connections for being switched from Doncaster by running away with the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the C(...)

Postponed ridden by Andrea Atzeni (left) beats Eagle Top ridden by Frankie Dettori in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Photograph: PA.

Postponed just edged out Eagle Top in a terrific finish to the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. The Luca Cumani-trained four(...)

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(...)

Trainer John Moore poses with Joao Moreira as the winning jockey  kisses his wife Tasciana Moreira after partnering  Designs on Rome to win The Longines Hong Kong Cup  at Sha Tin. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Irish stars Gordon Lord Byron and Sole Power were out of luck in the Longines Hong Kong Sprint, which was won by Aerovelocity.Gordon Lord Byron fared (...)

 Craig Williams rides Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the George Ryder Stakes during Guineas Day at Rosehill Gardens on March 29th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

If the perfect race could be designed for Gordon Lord Byron it might just be Sunday’s Prix de la Foret at Longchamp and Irish flat racing’s fairy-tale(...)