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(...)

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 (...)

Ryan Moore produced an inspired ride on Clondaw Warrior to win the Ascot Stakes for Willie Mullins. Photograph: Reuters

Ryan Moore produced the Willie Mullins-trained Clondaw Warrior with a perfectly-timed challenge to land the Ascot Stakes. Moore and Mullins combined t(...)

Ryan Moore rides Gleneagles to win The Quipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket on May 2nd. Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien quickly overcame a brief flirtation with running Gleneagles in the Derby and that decision will pay off with a vengeance if the dual-Gui(...)

Tattersalls chairman and chief executive Edmond Mahony is optimistic that this year’s Derby Sale will beat the €14.7 million turnover of 2014 Tattersalls chairman and chief executive Edmond Mahony is optimistic that this year’s Derby Sale will beat the €14.7 million turnover of 2014

Having been hit hard in the wake of the financial crisis, the Irish bloodstock business is recovering. The general economy’s revival is partly driving(...)

 William Buick riding Jack Hobbs, odds-on favourite for the Irish Derby, during the ‘Breakfast With The Stars’ morning at Epsom. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Jack Hobbs has been installed an odds-on favourite for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh later this month, but the Epsom runner-up is u(...)

Hurricane Fly bids to add the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil to his record breaking Grade 1 tally  tomorrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ken Condon and Shane Foley face into potentially the most significant weekend of their careers, but whatever the fate of Success Days in today’s Epso(...)

Paul Nicholls is targeting the French Champion Open with Zarkander. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Flat racing’s classics are firmly centre-stage this week but Hurricane Fly’s hold on the Irish racing public’s imagination guarantees focus will brie(...)

President Michael D Higgins congratulates trainer Dermot Weld after Eshera beat Aimhirgin Lass in the DoneDeal Ireland’s Largest Classifieds Website European Breeders Fund Maiden during day one of the Irish Derby Festival at the Curragh. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA.

Aidan O’Brien has won the GAIN Railway Stakes 11 times, including with famous names such as Rock Of Gibraltar and George Washington, but is six year(...)

Ryan Moore’s selection headache for next week’s Epsom classic action is one his colleagues would relish. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ryan Moore’s plans for next week’s Derby and Oaks will be keenly anticipated but in the shorter term the Englishman’s services have been snapped up b(...)