Charm Spirit (left) ridden by Oliver Peslier beats Night Of Thunder (right) ridden by Richard Hughes to win the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Charm Spirit gave the French their first winner in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes for 21 years when powering home in a messy race for mile Group One a(...)

 Craig Williams rides Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the George Ryder Stakes during Guineas Day at Rosehill Gardens on March 29th, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

If the perfect race could be designed for Gordon Lord Byron it might just be Sunday’s Prix de la Foret at Longchamp and Irish flat racing’s fairy-tale(...)

Billy Lee: targets a  valuable handicap pot aboard the selection. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Billy Lee secured a memorable first Group One success on Fiesolana in last weekend’s Matron Stakes and aims today to secure a valuable handicap pot as(...)

Jockey Gary Halpin on Vastonea gets up to  win The Topaz Mile Handicap for the second time on day two of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Vastonea bounced back to his best to record a second victory the Topaz Mile Handicap, the feature event on day two of the Galway Festival.Kevin Prende(...)

Slade Power ridden by Wayne Lordan wins the Darley July Cup  at Newmarket. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

The Irish-trained Slade Power successfully followed up his Royal Ascot triumph with a dominant display in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket.Eddie Lynam(...)

Diamond Jubilee winner Slade Power is an 11-4 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s not unknown for a Group 1 sprint to end in a dead-heat and that would be the ideal July Cup result this Saturday for the Eddie Lynam team whose s(...)

 Tommy Stack: trains Wannabe Better.

Wannabe Better appears to be thriving on hard work and the Tommy Stack-trained stalwart can secure back-to-back Group Three victories when she lines u(...)

Slade Power (centre in red and white) and  Wayne Lordan  win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at  Royal Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Eddie Lynam secured a remarkable sprint double at Royal Ascot after Slade Power stylishly claimed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.The Irish handler hit the(...)

 Declan McDonogh: “He might run well in the Gladness Stakes (at the Curragh next month) or something like that.”  Photograph: Inpho

Kingsbarns could finish only third as Qewy made all of the running to spring a surprise in the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown yesterday. (...)

Joseph O’Brien (white cap) puts Classic hope Australia through his paces as part of the Ballydoyle schooling session at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

By reputation Australians are easy-going and if Australia the horse spent the winter fretting about being described by Aidan O’Brien as “the be(...)