Seamus Heffernan on Bondi Beach (left) wins the At the Races Curragh Cup from  Ryan Moore on Order of St.George. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Over almost two decades Seamus Heffernan has played second-fiddle to a succession of high-profile No.1 Ballydoyle riders but Diamondsandrubies was jus(...)

Seamie Heffernan on Diamondsandrubies (white hat) wins the Pretty Polly Stakes  from Legatissimo and  Ryan Moore at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Diamondsandrubies denied Legatissimo in a driving finish to the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly made(...)

John Gosden, trainer of Irish Derby hopeful Jack Hobbs. Photograph: Paul Harding/PA

Ante-post favourite Jack Hobbs pleased trainer John Gosden in his final piece of work yesterday ahead of the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the (...)

Suits You ridden by Cristian Demuro (purple and white) gets the better of Ryan Moore and Ballydoyle to win the  Chesham Stakes at  Royal Ascot. Photo: Matthew Childs/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Undrafted won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes for Frankie Dettori and American trainer Wesley Ward. Ward is no stranger to success at the big meeting but (...)

Pat Smullen will be on board Mustajeeb in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Reuters.

Australians have got used to Dermot Weld upsetting their Melbourne Cup prejudices over the decades but they may have to get their heads around the le(...)

 Kevin Manning guides  Pleascach  to victory in the  Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.  Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

The Gold Cup may be Royal Ascot’s Group One feature but there’s little doubt the proven Day Three Group One star is Pleascach who lines up in the Gro(...)

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, pictured here guiding Washington DC to victory, landed a 54-1 treble at Royal Ascot on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Some bookmakers are already paying out on Ryan Moore again being crowned Royal Ascot’s top jockey this week after a 54-1 opening day hat-trick saw (...)

View of the par three third hole overlooking the Bay of Puget Sound at Chambers Bay golf course, Washington, United States. The course  hosts the 2015 US Open golf tournament. Photograph: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The “R” word has been used a lot. In the locker room, and on the range; out the course too. On the ninth tee, the elevated one, Alastair McLean – a ca(...)

Gleneagles ridden by Ryan Moore wins the  St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photo: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Gleneagles proved himself Europe’s outstanding three-year-old miler of 2015 when giving Aidan O’Brien a record seventh success in Royal Ascot’s St Ja(...)