Aidan O’Brien receiving the champion trainer award for 2014. “The reality is that Joseph found making 9st last year very difficult and he’s heavier this year,” said O’Brien.

Aidan O’Brien has underlined the scale of the task his son Joseph has in attempting to ride the 2,000 Guineas favourite Gleneagles at Newmarket in ju(...)

Ryan Moore plays a shot on the seventh hole during the third round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

A birdie at the last earned Ryan Moore a third-round 67 and a one-shot lead at the Valspar Championship in Florida.The American carded four birdies in(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays his third shot on the 10th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course  in Doral, Florida. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The red carpet treatment stops on the first tee of the Blue Monster, even if JB Holmes sought to disprove the theory that this course has sharpened te(...)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open.  (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Padraig Harrington has made the cut at the Northern Trust Open after he carded a two over par second round 73 at a challenging Riviera.Following on fr(...)

Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger and family members after winning the 2013 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Jim Bolger has paid tribute to the “much adored” Trading Leather who sustained a fatal fracture when pulled up in the Japan Cup.The Godolphin-owned fo(...)

 Trading Leather, trained by Jim Bolger (above) did not get the hoped for good draw, and starts from stall 18 in Sunday’s Japan Cup. Photograph:   Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Trading Leather will have to overcome international opposition – and being drawn widest of the 18-runner field – if he is to secure victory in the Jap(...)

 Ryan Moore on Protectionist celebrates after crossing the finish line and winning the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: EPA

Australians are notoriously tough on their own but over 20 years of international raids on the Melbourne Cup had shown they can be especially scathing(...)

Ryan Moore crosses the finish line on Protectionist to win the Melbourne Cup at Flemington. Red Cadeaux was second and Who Shot Thebarman third in the 154th running of the two-mile handicap, Australia’s richest thoroughbred race. Photograph:
Brandon Malone/Reuters)

Protectionist timed his finishing burst to perfection to win the Melbourne Cup, but the celebrations were muted by the deaths of favourite Admire Rakt(...)

America’s Ryan Moore  celebrates after defending his  CIMB Classic golf tournament title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photograph:  Azhar Rahim/EPA

American Ryan Moore successfully defended his CIMB Classic title in Malaysia on Sunday, as compatriot Gary Woodland again had to settle for second pla(...)

  Sergio Garcia of Spain in action during day three of the 2014 CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Malaysia. Photograph:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia is just one shot off the lead heading into the final round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, but Ryder Cup team-mate Lee Westwood fell we(...)