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Ryan Moore teams up with Luxembourg for the first time in a race that has thrown up subsequent Guineas winners in each of the last four years. File photograph: Inpho

Europe’s final busy Group One schedule of 2021 is set to have a major influence on 2022’s Classic complexion. Aidan O’Brien has yet to hit the top-fl(...)

Séamie Heffernan wins the Beresford Stakes on Luxembourg at the Curragh  in September. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hot favourite Luxembourg is set to face seven rivals in the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday. Impressive on his racecourse debut at Ki(...)

The Alan Smurfit Memorial Beresford Stakes in September where Seamie Heffernan aboard Luxembourg stretched to victory. File photograph: Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle team have yet to secure a vital Group One victory for a juvenile colt this season but Luxembourg is a general 5-4 favourite(...)

William Buick aboard Native Trail (right, in Godolphin blue livery) wins the bet365 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last July. File photograph: Getty

Native Trail will face seven rivals when he puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. Since making(...)

Shergar’s going-away Epsom Derby victory of 1981.

Before becoming part of folklore, or reduced to a shabby punchline, Shergar was one of the finest racehorses of the last half-century. A tragic myste(...)

Seamie Heffernan aboard Santiago wins the 2020 Irish Derby. File photograph: Inpho

Last year’s Irish Derby hero Santiago returns for his first start of 2021 at Navan on Sunday. Ryan Moore makes the trip to Meath to team up with the(...)

Bread can be used to wipe wallpaper, although it must be fresh as it can be too abrasive when stale. Photograph: Richard Lea-Hair/English Heritage

Do consider using skimmed milk to wash a flagstone floor, or fresh white bread on wallpaper, heritage experts confidently advise. But please do not fo(...)

Newbury have covered the entire course  in a bid to host Saturday’s big meeting at the track. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/PA Wire

Officials at Newbury have covered the entire course in a bid to give Saturday’s meeting every chance of beating the freezing weather. Clerk of the co(...)

Goffs’ complex near Naas, Co Kildare houses its auction ring, stables and other facilities for its clients, but the company has been looking to make use of spare capacity there.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Bloodstock auctioneer Goffs plans to invest €10 million in building a 50-bedroom hotel on its property in a bid to lure tourists and racegoers. Kilda(...)

 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(...)

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