Aidan O’Brien’s Cougar Mountain (right) was a fast-finishing third to Solow in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Aidan O’Brien has a history of upsetting Derby winners in the Coral Eclipse and this time possesses an unknown factor in Sandown’s Group One highlight(...)

Barry Geraghty: starts his new job as JP McManus’s jockey with three rides at Limerick on Sunday.   Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

In terms of profile, high summer may be National Hunt racing’s down time, but Sunday’s otherwise run-of-the-mill Limerick card is an important one fo(...)

ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Anthem Alexander ridden by Pat Smullen breaks away to win the Queen Mary Stakes on day two of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2014 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

Eddie Lynam famously enjoyed Darley July Cup glory with Slade Power a year ago and the Co Meath-based trainer believes it is well worthwhile taking an(...)

 Aidan O’Brien will run Cougar Mountain in the  Sandown feature: “We will step him up in trip now and he’ll go for the Eclipse.” Photo:  Steve Parsons/PA

The unbeaten Derby winner Golden Horn is a heavy odds-on favourite for Saturday’s Coral Eclipse but will have to overcome Aidan O’Brien’s older star C(...)

President Michael D Higgins congratulates trainer Dermot Weld after Eshera beat Aimhirgin Lass in the  European Breeders Fund Maiden at the Curragh last week. Photograph:  Pat Healy/PA

It is 25 years since Dermot Weld landed a historic classic triumph with Go And Go in the Belmont Stakes and the trainer is set to return to the New Y(...)

Alberto Contador was stripped of the Tour de France title he won in 2010. Photograph: PA Wire/PA Wire.

It’s a funny thing, credibility, intangible yet immediately identifiable. When you know, you know. Nietzsche believed it came from the senses and befo(...)

Co Wexford-based trainer Liz Doyle wrote a letter to ‘The Racing Post’.

The Co Wexford trainer Liz Doyle has called into question the integrity of the Turf Club, Irish racing’s regulatory body. Doyle, a daughter of the for(...)

Trainer John Gosden and William Buick celebrate Jack Hobbs winning the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Saturday’s landmark 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby saw John Gosden’s notable achievement in preparing Jack Hobbs to win Ireland’s premier classic j(...)

Seamus Heffernan on Bondi Beach (left) wins the At the Races Curragh Cup from  Ryan Moore on Order of St.George. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Over almost two decades Seamus Heffernan has played second-fiddle to a succession of high-profile No.1 Ballydoyle riders but Diamondsandrubies was jus(...)

William Buick on Jack Hobbs  stride to victory in the the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photo:  Pat Healy/PA

A decade of near-total Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby dominance by Aidan O’Brien ended with a decisive victory in the 150th renewal of Ireland’s premier (...)