Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen: banished from the England cricket team due to a “massive trust issue” between him and the England & Wales Cricket Board. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

When the England cricket team starts its attempt to wrestle the Ashes from Australia on Wednesday, England’s most famous cricketer, record run-scorer (...)

 Kingfisher ridden by jockey Denis O’Brien (purple) on his way to winning the  Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes ahead of jockey Shane Foley on board Drifting Mist (3rd) and jockey Chris Hayes on board Panama Hat, who will wear blinkers in the Lenebane Stakes. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Headgear could be the order of the evening at Roscommon where first-time blinkers are applied to the top-rated Panama Hat in the €45,000-listed featu(...)

Lucida (right) finished third to  Ervedya (centre) in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

An international field of proven Group One winners may be in line for Friday’s QIPCO Falmouth Stakes but bookmakers reckon the Newmarket feature can (...)

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(...)