Gavin Ryan on Saltonstall (right, white cap) inches out Tom Madden on Njord (red and white cap) at the last to win the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at the Galway Festival in 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Saltonstall has festival history in his sights on Tuesday when bidding for a unique hat-trick in Galway’s day two feature. The Ado McGuinness-traine(...)

William Buick riding Hurricane Lane (blue) to win the  Dubai Dante Stakes from Megallan and Martin Harley (red cap) and Ryan Moore riding High Definition (L, purple) at York last month. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby has been exported just twice in the last two decades but there is at least a chance that statistic could improve in th(...)

Kevin Manning aboard Mac Swiney (right) wins the Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes last year.

Jim Bolger’s Mac Swiney has an opportunity to stamp some authority on the Epsom Derby picture when lining up in Sunday’s feature at Leopardstown. Ha(...)

Twilight Payment ridden by Jye McNeil (No 6) on the way to victory   in the Melbourne Cup at the Flemington Racecourse. Photograph: George Salpigtidis/Racing Photos/AFP via  Getty Images

Another remarkable family success for Joseph O’Brien in Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup was marred by fatal injuries sustained in the race by his father Aidan(...)

Anthony Van Dyck suffered a fatal injury during the Melbourne Cup. Photograph: Brett Holburt/Getty/AFP

Tragedy again struck the Melbourne Cup after one of the pre-race favourites, Anthony Van Dyck, was euthanised after breaking down entering the home st(...)

Jye McNeil and Twilight Payment took the Melbourne Cup for Joseph O’Brien. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty

Joseph O’Brien sent out his second winner of the Lexus Melbourne Cup as Twilight Payment triumphed in the Group One contest at Flemington. O’Brien cl(...)

Willie Mullins will have Stratum and True Self in next week’s Melbourne Cup. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Willie Mullins has admitted to being “pleasantly surprised” at how racing has coped with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Ireland’s champion N(...)

Anthony Van Dyck, seen here on the way to winning the  Epsom Derby in 2019, will run in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup in Melbourne. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Last year’s Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck is the headline act going into Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup, the first major objective for the large Ir(...)

Shane Crosse  rides Pretty Gorgeous to victory in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket Racecourse. Photograph: PA

Irish racing’s regulatory body has backed its drug testing standards as investigations continue into the Gain feed contamination controversy. On Frid(...)

 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(...)

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