Epsom Derby

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St Mark’s Basilica:  tops the world thoroughbred rankings and is favourite to claim the €1m Irish Champion Stakes. at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/via  Getty Images

The eighth edition of Irish Champions Weekend could see record 10th victories in both of its feature events and yet there’s little or no dispute as to(...)

Ryan Moore guiding Epsom Derby favourite Bolshoi Ballet to victory in the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown in April. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien will bid to equal Lester Piggott’s haul of nine wins in Saturday’s Cazoo Epsom Derby. Twenty years after Galileo gave the Irishman a fi(...)

British trainer  Ed Dunlop on John Leeper: ‘He is an inexperienced horse, but what I was pleased to see today was that he has been very relaxed doing the whole thing.’ Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Ed Dunlop has conceded it looks like Irish-trained horses have a “stranglehold” on Saturday week’s Epsom Derby but is preparing to lead the home defe(...)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with Princess Haya, the most visible and glamorous of  his reported six wives, at the Epsom Derby festival  in England on June 3rd, 2017. Photograph:  Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on(...)

Saturday’s Derby will be  Madhmoon’s first time racing past a mile. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kevin Prendergast has said victory for Madhmoon in Saturday’s Investec Epsom Derby would represent the “crowning jewel” of his 56-year training caree(...)

Ballinrobe fixture was abandoned after three races when safety concerns about the ground were expressed to the stewards.

On the back of last week’s controversial abandonment at Ballinrobe the feasibility of on-the-spot rearrangement of races rather than simply cancelling(...)

 Waldgeist (red) finished runner-up to  Brametot  in the The Qipco Prix Du Jockey Club  at Chantilly in France last month. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Much of the focus on the run in to Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby has revolved around off-course logistics but legendary French trainer Andre(...)

 Ryan Moore guides  US Army Ranger  to victory in the  MBNA Chester Vase at Chester racecourse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It is 109 years since the legendary Orby became the first Irish -trained winner of the Investec Epsom Derby and nine entries from Ireland remain in c(...)

 Ryan Moore rides US Army Ranger to victory in the MBNA Chester Vase. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

US Army Ranger looks set to lead Aidan O’Brien’s assault on a potential sixth Investec Epsom Derby success on Saturday week, a tally that would equal (...)

Giovanni Canaletto, just edged out by Curvy in the Gallinule Stakes at the Curragh on May 24th, is the big mover in the Derby market this week. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Dermot Weld believes he will know by final declaration time tomorrow if Zawraq is able to take his chance in Saturday’s Investec Epsom Derby after the(...)

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