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(...)

Colm O’Donoghue riding Aidan O’Brien’s horse Qualify (red and yellow colours) win The Investec Oaks from Legatissimo (left) at Epsom. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien’s rank outsider Qualify caused a major upset in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. David Wachman’s 1000 Guineas heroine Legatissimo looked set (...)

Gleaneagles (centre), ridden by Ryan Moore, bursts through to win The Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at The Curragh. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Gleneagles overcame trouble in running to complete a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh.Ryan Moore had to wait for a(...)

Richard Hughes on board Sole Power during the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse in  March. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images

A spring setback to his star filly Agnes Stewart means Eddie Lynam won’t be involved in the Curragh classics this weekend but the Co Meath trainer cou(...)

Dermot Weld: “He got balloted out of the Fred Winter and he won nicely at Leopardstown since so could represent us well.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dermot Weld knows better than most how difficult it can be to win the Chester Cup but his Zafayan is among a trio of Irish hopefuls taking their chan(...)