Frankie Dettori riding Golden Horn celebrates winning The Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Fears the late defection of Gleneagles from September’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes might impact on the drama quota within the ‘Irish Champions Weeken(...)

Ryan Moore and Highland Reel won the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin. Photograph: Getty

Dermot Weld’s Free Eagle was bitterly disappointing as A Shin Hikari (38-1) produced a brilliant front-running display to claim the LONGINES Hong Kong(...)

Pat Smullen aboard Free Eagle wins the Prince of Wales Stakes during Royal Ascot this summer. Photograph: Getty Images

Pat Smullen is set to have two shots at putting a final Group One seal on a vintage 2015 for Ireland’s champion jockey in Hong Kong on Sunday. Champi(...)

Frankie Dettori: has made 11 attempts at the Melbourne Cup, coming closest to winning in 1999. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It is 22 years since Frankie Dettori saw first-hand how the Irish ex-jumper Vintage Crop transformed the Melbourne Cup, and the jockey will hope Will(...)

Found ridden by Ryan Moore (L) edges out Golden Horn ridden by Lanfranco Dettorito win the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty

The Aidan O’Brien-Ryan Moore team saved European blushes at the 2015 Breeders Cup with a victory for Found in the $3 million Turf over the Derby and A(...)

 Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr aboard Stephanie’s Kitten  pulls away from Legatissimo, ridden by Ryan Moore, to win the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Keeneland Racecourse  in Lexington, Kentucky. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images

American Pharoah produced a dazzling performance to lead his rivals a merry dance in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. The first horse to win th(...)

Jockey Shane Foley ended his Irish season with 64 winners. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Jockey Shane Foley will aim to put a Group One seal on a best-ever season when Success Days lines up in Sunday’s Grosser Preis Von Bayern in Munich. F(...)

Padraig Harrington shot a 68 in the opening round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. Photograph: Getty

Padraig Harrington fired his way to an opening round of 68 in the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur. The three-time Major winner got off to a flying start (...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien main focus is on next week’s Breeders Cup. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach extends from Highland Reel’s attempt at Saturday morning’s Cox Plate in Melbourne to a three-pronged assault on(...)

 Emiliano Grillo  celebrates after winning   the Frys.com Open at the North Course of the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California. Photo:  Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo will look to become the first player to win the opening two events of the PGA Tour season since 2003 in this week’s Shrine(...)