James Doyle on Noble Mission comes home to win The Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last year. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It is classic weekend at the Curragh but the Group One focus for race-planners at Irish racing’s HQ on Sunday will be firmly directed on the make-up (...)

Aidan O’Brien is in pursuit of a 10th Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas victory – and a 33rd Irish classic in all – but it is Gleneagles’ prohibitive 1(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien is targeting a seventh victory in the 2000 Guineas with a four-strong entry headed by Gleneagles. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jezki’s likely first start over three miles in Thursday’s Ladbrokes Hurdle will be the focus of Jessica Harrington’s attention at Punchestown but th(...)

Trainer Jessica Harrington has high hopes for Jack Naylor in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Jack Naylor is making a habit of beating the odds and her trainer Jessica Harrington hopes it is a habit the star filly can continue when she lines u(...)

Pat Smullen rides Anthem Alexander (left) to victory in the Queen Mary Stakes at Royal Ascot in June. Photograph: Getty.

The potential for Eddie Lynam to wind up an already memorable 2014 campaign with more notable top-flight flourishes gets its first test at Newmarket (...)

Owner Michael Owen with  Brown Panther after it won The Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

A €3.7 million ‘Champions Weekend’ initiative designed to boost Irish racing’s profile surged to ‘PR’ nirvana at the Curragh when Brown Panther carrie(...)

 Andrea Atzeni riding Kingston Hill win The Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kingston Hill stayed on best of all to lift the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.The 9 to 4 favourite had been a doubt for the race due to the ground, (...)

 Trainer Roger Varian: “We want to run – the likelihood is we’re going to run – but we want to be running on decent ground. If I’m happy with the ground I’ll run.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Roger Varian reiterated the ground must be suitable for Ladbrokes St Leger favourite Kingston Hill to take his chance in the Classic on Saturday.The D(...)

Kevin Ryan:  Easy decision to supplement his French Derby winner but “everything now depends on the ground”. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

With just three days to Champions Weekend it’s a case of all present and correct as The Grey Gatsby’s €75,000 supplementary into the €1 million Qip(...)

Joseph O’Brien will again be in the saddle on Australia for Wednesday’s Juddmonte International at York. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s dual Derby hero Australia will face five rivals in the Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday.Since being narrowly beaten into t(...)