Rory Cleary guiding Ansgar to victory in the Irish Field Handicap at the Curragh in 2013. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Dermot Weld’s star apprentice Leigh Roche will aim to advertise his talents on the cross-channel stage at Haydock today with three rides headed by Ans(...)

Jockey Ryan Moore who pilots Cape Clear Island in the French Derby with  trainer Aidan O’Brien. Photograph:  Pat Healey/PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien has won the Irish Derby a record 11 times and the Epsom Derby on five occasions, all of which makes the lack of a French Derby on his C(...)

 Joseph O’Brien guides Highland Reel  to victory  in the  The Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood last July. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has been trying since 1998 to win the French Derby and Highland Reel could emerge as his leading contender to finally secure the elusiv(...)

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(...)

Zawraq ridden by Pat Smullen comes home to win the Leopardstown 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes in April ahead of Endless Drama, which finished second in the Irish Guineas at the weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dermot Weld describes Zawraq’s stamina as a “million dollar question” going into next week’s Epsom Derby, but a positive answer in racing’s ‘blue-rib(...)

Rory McIlroy looks dejected during the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last week.

The last time I was up in Down, armed soldiers were lepping out from behind ditches in front of southern-registered cars, many of which were part of t(...)

Kevin Manning on Pleascach (purple checked hat) wins the 1000 Guineas from Ryan Moore on Found  at the Curragh yesterday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Pleascach’s Tattersalls Irish 1, 000 Guineas victory looked more relentless than explosive, but Jim Bolger’s filly threatens to light a fuse under the(...)

Gleneagles ridden by Ryan Moore (Blue and Orange cap) win the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas  at The Curragh. Photograph: Pat Healey/PA Wire

It is not unknown for the Tattersalls Irish 2, 000 Guineas to be used as a route to Derby glory but trend-experts have plenty to back the view that G(...)

Ryan Moore onboard The Grey Gatsby comes home to win just ahead of Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Grey Gatsby heads a field of just six into Sunday’s Tattersalls Gold Cup but it really is all about quality over quantity for the Curragh’s Group(...)

Gleneagles, with Ryan Moore riding, wins The Quipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on May 2nd. photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty.

It is 18 years since Aidan O’Brien began his record-breaking classic career with a Curragh Guineas double and it will be a surprise if Gleneagles isn’(...)