Wayne Lordan riding Gordon Lord Byron to victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Qipco Champion Stakes has proved a notably difficult target for Irish-trained horses over the years but both Found and Fascinating Rock will attem(...)

Joseph O’Brien on Order of St George romps home to win the Irish St Leger at the Curragh as part of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien and Coolmore Stud put a triple-Group 1 Curragh seal on a stunning ‘Irish Champions Weekend’ dividend for Irish racing’s dominant team. O(...)

Zawraq and Pat Smullen. Dermot Weld had dangled the idea of next weekend’s Irish Guineas as a possible target for Sheikh Hamdan’s colt, but the owner’s spokesman has indicated Zawraq will go straight for the Derby

Dermot Weld’s exciting colt Zawraq may have run only twice but he looks like being a major Derby player at Epsom in three weeks.Meanwhile his stable (...)

Michael Winters: Eyes crack at Quevega in the mares hurdle at Cheltenham.

The hugely popular mare Missunited has scaled considerable heights over jumps but will put even her Galway Hurdle success in the shade if successful(...)

Jockeys Johnny Murtagh (right), Pat Smullen (second right) and Billy Lee (third right) all received whip bans arising out of this finish to the Qipco Long Distance Cup at Ascot last Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Dermot Weld describes Rite Of Passage as “doubtful” for this Sunday’s French St Leger at Longchamp but is much more definitive in his views on jockey (...)

My Titania and Declan McDonogh winning at Leopardstown in September. The John Oxx trained star is as low as 14/1 for next year’s Newmarket 1,000 Guineas. Photograph: Inpho

With less than a fortnight remaining of a turf campaign he will choose to mostly forget, John Oxx admits his focus is already on 2014 and a crop of “a(...)

Kevin Manning and Dawn Approach winning the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in May will be in action in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot today. photograph: alan crowhurst/getty images

Classic heroes Dawn Approach and Ruler Of The World head a team of 17 Irish-trained horses into the near €4 million “Champions Day” beano which has it(...)