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(...)

Tony Martin has a busy weekend ahead with runners at Newmarket today as well as three of the four weekend fixtures at home. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Just three Irish-trained horses have ever won the English Cesarewitch in its 175-year history. Tony Martin throws a trio at today’s marathon renewal(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: trainer’s dual-Group One winner Air Force Blue will attempt to secure  a fourth Dewhurst victory and cement his position as favourite for next year’s 2,000 Guineas. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The scene is set for an intriguing superpower clash between Air Force Blue and Emotionless at Newmarket this Saturday which could well identify Europ(...)

 Golden Horn and  Frankie Dettori: the jockey will be bidding to  secure a record-equalling fourth Arc success, 20 years after the first, Lammtara in 1995.  Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The final piece of the 2015 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe jigsaw is set to be put in place when the Derby winner Golden Horn gets supplemented into(...)

Terms and conditions of staff working in the community and voluntary sectors and funded by State grant aid should be placed on a par with those in the(...)

Seamie Heffernan guides  Fields of Athenry to victory in  the Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown. Donnacha O’Brien will be on board today at York.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Victory for Fields Of Athenry in York’s Ebor will take Aidan O’Brien past €3 million in prizemoney in Britain this season and confirm the colt as a pr(...)

Baraweez ridden by Donnacha O’Brien (orange silks) beats Pintura (left) to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Ahonoora Handicap during the final day of the  Galway Festival at  Ballybrit. Photograph:  PA

Baraweez landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahonoora” Handicap for the second successive year as British raiders dominated the feature event on the (...)

Dermot Weld has had 28 uninterrupted years as leading trainer at the Galway Festival. Photograph: PA.

The finish of the 2015 Galway festival is set to contain a novel twist this weekend with Dermot Weld actually having competition on his hands for the(...)

Clondaw Warrior ridden by Jack Kennedy wins the Guinness Handicap during day five of the Galway Festival at Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit. Photograph: PA Wire

Royal Ascot hero Clondaw Warrior starred on the fifth day of the Galway Festival as he burst clear to take the valuable Guinness Handicap and earn a t(...)

Trainer Tony Martin sends out two runners to defend Newtown Anner Stud’s defence of the Guinness Handicap at the Galway Festival. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Artful Artist scooped last year’s Guinness Handicap and his owners, Newtown Anner Stud Farm, appear determined to hold on to the €100,000 fifth day (...)