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Donnacha O’Brien on Latrobe wins The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby. Phtograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien’s Irish Derby hero Latrobe is set to try and put a perfect seal on the young trainer’s 2018 flat campaign at Hong Kong’s international (...)

 Trainer Joseph O’Brien and jockey Corey Brown pose for photographs after winning the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Photograph: PA

Joseph O’Brien can recall his father, Aidan, advising him to “never let school get in the way of your education.” In the early hours of Tuesday morni(...)

Two men fall onto the ground as they have a fight after the running of the 157th version of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne. Photograph: Reuters

It is easy to send up the Melbourne Cup, but easier if everyone’s in on it. Matthew Young and Rob Waddell, both handsome 28-year-olds, are sucking on (...)

Bondi Beach gallops during a Werribee Trackwork Session on October 28th in preparation for the Melbourne Cup. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images.

Bondi Beach finished out of the money in last year’s Melbourne Cup but confidence appears to be growing in Australia that the Irish star could prove (...)

Ryan Moore: will ride Bondi Beach for the first time in next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Photograph: PA

Ryan Moore is set to ride Bondi Beach for the first time when the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt lines up in next Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup. Bondi Beach (...)

Frankie Dettori drives Wicklow Brave to victory ahead of Order Of St George (Ryan Moore) in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh last month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins keeps inching closer to winning the Melbourne Cup and he hopes Wicklow Brave can become a Flemington hero in the “Race that stops a N(...)

Trainer Tony Martin: We’re testing the water a little bit but I couldn’t be happier with the way our horse has travelled over. Photograph: Inpho

Tony Martin is famous for major handicap successes but the Co Meath trainer is set to have two chances to break his Group One duck on the flat this S(...)

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.” (...)

Sonia O’Sullivan: “I never really thought about winning the race, just getting myself to the point in the race where victory was an option.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It still takes something special for a woman to grab the sporting headlines. Especially in Australia. The first Tuesday in November was one of those d(...)

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