Pat Eddery. ‘I doubt you’d find a jockey with a sharper tactical brain or stronger in a finish,’ said Lester Piggott. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA

Tributes from the world of racing and beyond marked the death of Pat Eddery, the 11-time champion jockey widely considered one of the best to ever ge(...)

Muthmir ridden by jockey Paul Hanagan on the way to winning the Qatar King George Stakes during day four of the Goodwood Festival. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Muthmir put his flop in the July Cup behind him to win the Qatar King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood for William Haggas. Having progressed through(...)

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(...)

Richard Hughes riding Gibeon stretches away to win The Land Rover Stakes at Goodwood racecourse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Richard Hughes can “retire a happy man” after opening his account at this year’s Glorious Goodwood on Gibeon in the Land Rover Stakes. The champion jo(...)

Richard Hughes was second in the King George & Queen Elizabeth Stakes in 2007. Photograph: Getty.

Richard Hughes, the champion jockey, will get a final chance to win the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes just eight days before he retires (...)

Ryan Moore on Aloft leads the field on the way to winning the Queen’s vase at Royal Ascot and give the jockey a record ninth win at the meeting. Photo:   Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Ryan Moore rode a record ninth winner of this year’s Royal Ascot meeting aboard Aloft in the Queen’s Vase. Lester Piggott set the previous post-war be(...)

Pat Smullen steering Free Eagle to win the KPMG Enterprise Stakes in Leopardstown last September. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If it is D-Day for Free Eagle then the ‘D’ stands for the Dermot Weld-trained star finally delivering on a towering reputation in Group One style. Th(...)

Ryan Moore partnered the thrilling Gleneagles to a comfortable victory in the St James’s palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Reuters

Dual Guineas hero Gleneagles turned in a dominant performance in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old was a bri(...)

Pat Smullen is fourth favourite to be leading jockey at Ascot this week. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Ireland’s champion jockey Pat Smullen is rated a 14 to 1 shot by some betting firms to emerge as the leading rider at Royal Ascot this week and is se(...)

Frankie Dettori and Star Of Seville (left) seen here riding alongside William Buick and Jazzi Top during the ‘Breakfast With The Stars’ morning at Epsom. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Last weekend’s Derby-winning team of Frankie Dettori and John Gosden aim for more classic glory in Chantilly on Sunday when Star Of Seville takes he(...)