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 Christophe Soumillon has been chosen to ride favourite Tarnawa in Sunday week’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Photograph:  Lo Chun Kit /Getty Images

Christophe Soumillon will ride the favourite Tarnawa in Sunday week’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Dermot Weld confirmed on Tuesday that C(...)

Thundering Nights ridden by jockey Shane Crosse (right) wins the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes from Ryan Moore on Santa Barbara at the Curragh. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Joseph O’Brien got the better of his father, Aidan, at the Curragh on Sunday where Thundering Nights emerged best in the Group One feature. The Shane (...)

Jockey Frankie Dettori celebrates after winning the Cazoo Oaks on Snowfall at Epsom. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Frankie Dettori supplied Aidan O’Brien with a record-equalling 40th English Classic as Snowfall annihilated her Cazoo Epsom Oaks opposition to the tun(...)

 Anthony Van Dyck is one of 10 horses trained by Aidan and Joseph O’Brien that have been tested in Australia. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle team could return to action on Wednesday with a string of potential Group One starters also in the running to appear at New(...)

Breda Wall (left) with her daughters Brigid and Claire in Santa Barbara, California

Breda Wall is originally from Trim, Co Meath. She works in special education in Santa Barbara, California. She has two daughters, Brigid, 21 and (...)

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg: The greenest greens equate economic and even demographic growth with the depletion of the planet.  Photograph:  Eric Baradat

The first photographs of our planet from the moon made it look as finite and delicate as a glass ball. The images are credited in some quarters for th(...)

Michael Cohen, US president Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, testifies before the House of Representatives oversight committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

First there was Ivana. Then there was Marla. Now comes trouble in paradise with Kim. Last fall, Trump cooed that the North Korean dictator wrote him (...)

Fire fighters attack the Thomas Fire’s north flank with backfires as they continue to fight a massive wildfire north of Los Angeles, near Ojai , California. Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters

Firefighters hope to gain further control on Tuesday of a wildfire, the fifth-largest in California’s history, as relentless wind gusts and bone-dry (...)

‘Mexico could turn a symbol of restriction into one of freedom and imagination, and its northern states, such as Sonora, Chihuahua and Coahuila, which share the longest stretches of border with America, could turn concrete into gold.’ Above, the border fence that separates the US and Mexico. Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

If the Americans start digging a foundation for a wall across their southern border, then spades might become trumps for the Mexicans, who have the ch(...)

Seabass ceviche with quinoa salad. Photograph: Donal Skehan

I’ll be honest, our Los Angeles to San Francisco pacific coast road trip got off to a rocky start. The dreamy idea of leisurely freewheeling up one of(...)

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