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Billy Lee on Romanised winning the Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh in July. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There is an unlikely dash of classic excitement to Dundalk’s mid-November Monday afternoon card when Romanised will warm up for a potential career fin(...)

Magical put up a superb performance at Leopardstown to beat Ghaiyyath and having no less than the subsequent Arc winner Sottsass only fourth behind her.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach extends from Australia to Ascot on Saturday culminating in a potential Magical moment in the Qipco Champion Sta(...)

Donnacha O’Brien on Magical (left) is congratulated by second place James Doyle on Addeybb after winning the The QIPCO Champion Stakes during the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 19th 2019 in Ascot, England. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty

Magical and Addeybb, the first two home in last year’s Qipco Champion Stakes, will face off again at Ascot on Saturday with 11 runners declared for th(...)

Jockey Emmet McNamara rides Serpentine to victory in the Derby Stakes at the Epsom Derby Festival on July 4th. Photograph: Bill Selwyn/AFP via Getty Images

Last year’s winner Magical could be joined by stable companions Japan and Serpentine as Aidan O’Brien considers a three-pronged assault on the Qipco C(...)

Trainer John Oxx with Sea the Stars, who won six Group One races in six months in 2009, including the 2,000 Guineas, the Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Maybe it’s a coincidence John Oxx revealed he isn’t renewing his licence next year on the same day racing headlines were otherwise crammed with news o(...)

Ghaiyyath, ridden by jockey William Buick, on the way to winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at the Ebor Festival at York Racecourse in England. Photograph: David Davies – Pool/Getty Images

Freed of the task of chasing her old rival Enable, it was Magical’s misfortune to run into another of the world’s best as Ghaiyyath dominated Wednesda(...)

 Nijinsky, ridden by Lester Piggott, wins the 1970 Epsom Derby, recording the fastest finishing time in over 60 years. Photograph: Dennis Oulds/Central Press/Getty Images

You don’t have to smell or touch to be in the presence of greatness, it can be witnessed and savoured from afar; and, in the year of 1970, as weeks an(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Enable celebrates after winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on July 27th, 2019. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Just the three runners lining up for Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot underlines just how select Europe’s middle-distan(...)

Ryan Moore wins on Mogul in last year’s KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien has said his Derby plans in this unprecedented classic campaign are currently “up in the air” but has ruled out any horse running in bot(...)

Betting shops can’t now operate until the June 29th phase four deadline.

Ireland’s betting shop sector is seeking urgent clarification from the government about whether or not it will have to remain shut until June 29th. I(...)

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