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Poetic Flare ridden by Kevin Manning on their way to winning the St James’s Palace Stakes on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London on June 15th. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Jim Bolger’s Classic star Poetic Flare is odds-on to land next Wednesday’s Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. The 2,000 Guineas and St James’s Palace S(...)

Pierre-Charles Boudot, left in purple silks, rides Order of Australia to win the Breeders Cup Mile at Keeneland. Photograph: AP

Dermot Weld joined an exclusive club when Tarnawa swept to Breeders Cup glory in the $4 million Turf at Keeneland on Saturday night. On a programme w(...)

 Chris Hayes on Tarnawa at the Curragh Racecourse, Kildare, last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A unique Irish flat season dominated by coronavirus winds up on Saturday with almost everyone’s attention elsewhere on the Breeders Cup. US racing’s(...)

There was no joy for Aidan O’Brien at the Breeders Cup on Friday. Photo: Inpho

Ireland drew a blank on Friday night’s Breeders Cup action in Keeneland with Aidan O’Brien frustratingly having to settle for two runner-up finishes. (...)

Shane Foley on Albigna. Both are newcomers to US racing’s shop-window event. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien and his son Joseph provide the bulk of the Irish challenge for the 36th Breeders Cup, which begins on Friday night. Yet it is Jessica Ha(...)

Magical, ridden by Donnacha O’Brien, wins the Champion Stakes at Ascot earlier this month. Photograph: Simon Cooper/PA

Magical, the filly described as the “ultimate racehorse” by trainer Aidan O’Brien after her Champion Stakes victory at Ascot earlier this month, will (...)

Enable begins her bid for a record third Arc success in Saturday’s Coral Eclipse at Sandown with Frankie Dettori on board. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Last weekend’s shock Irish Derby winner Padraig Beggy appears to be on pacemaker duty again in Saturday’s Coral Eclipse at Sandown although this time (...)

Mendelssohn with Ryan Moore winning   last year in Del Mar, California.  Photograph:  Horsephotos/Getty Images

A total of 15 Irish-trained horses are among the strong European challenge for the 35th Breeders Cup in Kentucky this week. Aidan O’Brien has 13 ent(...)

Joseph O’Brien with Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Intricately: “The Breeders Cup is the plan at the minute. It’s going to be very quick ground there but I don’t see that as a big issue for her.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is five years since Joseph O’Brien made his first mark on the Breeders Cup, riding St Nicholas Abbey to success, and he will aim to make a similarl(...)

Willie Mullins: “Looking two generations down the line, I think the sport is getting smaller and I believe we need to internationalise jumping more. If we don’t, jump racing could disappear.”

Willie Mullins has warned that unless efforts are made to promote greater internationalisation of National Hunt racing the sport could “disappear.” (...)

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