Pat Eddery: endured 70 losses before securing his first win. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Pat Eddery, who has died aged 63, was Ireland’s most successful ever jockey. Only the legendary Sir Gordon Richards surpassed the 4,632 winners Eddery(...)

Grundy ridden by Pat Eddery comes home to win the George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes on July 26th, 1975, ahead of Bustino ridden by Joe Mercer (left) and Dahlia ridden by Lester Piggott (second right). Photograph: PA 0:22

Pat Eddery was one of the world’s great riders and perhaps Ireland’s finest flat-race jockey of all. He was unquestionably the most successful. Only (...)

Thierry Jarnet leads Treve to victory in last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp  in Paris last year. Photograph: Eric Feferbergeric/AFP/Getty

Her trainer insists should Treve secure an unprecedented hat-trick of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe victories it will make the French superstar racing’s g(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s 14-1 shot Port Douglas and jockey Emmet McNamara (left) beat True Solitaire and  Pat Smullen to win the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: PA

Aidan O’Brien will consider a tilt at the Racing Post Trophy with Port Douglas after a surprise victory from the front in the Juddmonte Beresford Stak(...)

The  Aidan O’Brien-trained Deauville will race  in the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Just a few days after losing a Group 1 prize at the British Horseracing Authority’s headquarters, Aidan O’Brien aims for an 11th top-flight prize of (...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien targeting a record-breaking 15th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is targeting in strength what could be a record-breaking 15th Juddmonte Beresford Stakes success at the Curragh on Sunday. The Group (...)

Recorder, ridden by Frankie Dettori, seen wining the Acomb Stakes  at York, is a likely contender for the National Stakes during Champions Weekend at the Curragh.  Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

It is pitched as Irish racing’s shop-window to the flat racing world and those behind the €4 million Champions Weekend are hoping Queen Elizabeth II’(...)

Trainer Jim Bolger is directing Sanus Per Aquam  towards Group 1 glory at the Curragh on Champions Weekend. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Sanus Per Aquam lost his unbeaten record at long odds-on in last month’s Tyros Stakes but is still on course to bid for Group 1 glory over Champions w(...)

Joseph O’Brien celebrates winning the Irish Derby on Australia last year with his father and trainer Aidan O’Brien, owner JP Magnier, and other connections and relatives. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This Saturday sees the 150th Irish Derby at the Curragh, a landmark moment in the history of Ireland’s premier classic race with its evocative roll ca(...)

William Buick riding Golden Horn to victory in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

An attritional run-in has resulted in an Epsom Derby shape that would have seemed unlikely at the start of the season but which could provide Frankie (...)