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(...)

 Lee Westwood of England watches his tee shot on the third hole  on Day Two of the 2014 CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club, Malaysia. Photograph:  Stanley Chou/Getty Images

A spectacular hole-in-one helped Lee Westwood surge into contention for the CIMB Classic at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club on Friday. Westwood ne(...)

Adelaide:  has run seven times in his life, in four different countries, and notched a Grade 1 success under Ryan Moore in the Secretariat Stakes in Chicago last August. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Adelaide could be a poster-horse for flat racing’s end-of-term international merry-go-round and hopes are growing the colt can prov(...)

 Ryan Moore riding Found (blue and orange colours)  to victory in the  Prix Marcel Boussac  at Longchamp  in Paris. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Full Mast was named the winner of the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere at Longchamp after first past the post Gleneagles was demoted to third by the stewards.H(...)

 Yuichi Fukunaga celebrates riding Just A Way to victory in the Dubai Duty Free during the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse in March. If he stays he could win Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s not difficult to argue the single most impressive performance of 2014 so far has been Taghrooda’s King George last July. And since Tapestry sub(...)