Séamus Heffernan celebrates Highland Reel’s victory in the Longines Turf race at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Photograph:  Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

It’s not contradictory that Séamus Heffernan is both racing’s most enduring understudy and one of the most successful Irish jockeys of all time. The (...)

Tom Marquand takes the ride on Jessica Harrington’s Millisle on Friday. Photograph: Megan Ridgwell/Getty

Jessica Harrington turns to Tom Marquand, the rising star of the British jockeys room, for Millisle in Royal Ascot’s Group One feature on Friday. Mil(...)

The window that fell out of the Champions Gallery at Newmarket Racecourse on Thursday. Officials believe it could have been caused by a chemical reaction. Photograph:   David Davies/Getty Images

A chemical reaction within a pane of toughened glass is the suspected cause of a bizarre accident as horse racing returned to Newmarket. Seats in the (...)

Trainer Jessica Harrington with Millisle, jockey  Shane Foley, Eddie Tobin and Kate Harrington after winning at The Curragh last summer. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Jessica Harrington is confident stamina won’t be an issue for Millisle when she pursues English Classic glory in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket.(...)

Anthony Van Dyck features among 11 entries for Friday’s Coronation Cup. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty

Last year’s Epsom Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck features among 11 entries for Friday’s Coronation Cup at Newmarket. The Aidan O’Brien-trained colt fail(...)

Arizona winning the Tally Ho Stud Irish EBF (C&G) Maiden at the Curragh under jockey Ryan Moore. Photograph:  Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Arizona will lead Aidan O’Brien’s quest for a fourth consecutive victory in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday week. The Ballydoyle trai(...)

Wayne Lordan and Iridessa (L) were victorious in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/Getty/AFP

Joseph O’Brien became the youngest trainer to saddle a Breeders’ Cup winner when Iridessa stormed home in the Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita. T(...)

 Chad Brown: the 40-year-old from Mechanicville in upstate New York could well engineer a European wipe-out on the night. Photograph:  Michael Reaves/Getty Images

On Saturday night Aidan O’Brien’s latest Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck will try to become just the second “Blue Riband” hero to score a Breeders(...)

Magic Wand is as low as 9-1 behind the Japanese favourite, Lys Gracieux, for Saturday’s $5 million Cox Plate. Photograph: George Salpigtidis/Getty Images

For the second weekend in a row Ryan Moore will be on Group One duty in Australia for Aidan O’Brien when teaming up with Magic Wand in Saturday mornin(...)

Ryan Moore and Japan, left, en route to winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at York in August: the parnetship is set to be renewed for Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has indicated Ryan Moore is likely to team up with Japan in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe while his son Donnacha is set to p(...)

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