Brian O'connor

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 Adam Kirby riding Harry Angel win The Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York in May. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The ‘horses for courses’” theory will be thoroughly tested when Harry Angel lines up for Royal Ascot’s final day feature, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. (...)

Frankie Dettori celebrates as Stradivarius takes the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Nigel French/PA

Frankie Dettori conjured virtuoso puns galore with a scintillating Gold Cup success on Stradivarius at Royal Ascot on Thursday. The 7-4 joint-favouri(...)

A view of the start of the  Ribblesdale Stakes at Ascot on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Europe’s three major 1,000 Guineas winners clash in Friday’s Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot and it’s quite likely none will start favourite. A mur(...)

Expert Eye’s  jockey James McDonald celebrates winning the  Jersey Stakes with trainer Michael Stoute  at Royal Action. Photograph: Reuters

 Royal Ascot is famous for fashion but Wednesday’s on-trend was history as Sir Michael Stoute became the meeting’s winning-most trainer ever. Ti(...)

Ruby Walsh and AP McCoy at day one of Ascot yesterday. Photograph: Andrew boyers/reuters

Cracksman appears a standout for Wednesday’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes but his jockey, Frankie Dettori, knows only too well how fast summer ground at R(...)

Frankie Dettori guides Without Parole to victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

  It’s 28 years since Frankie Dettori first tasted Royal Ascot success but an opening day hat-trick proved time isn’t withering his customar(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  has 12 of the 23 Irish starters on Day One with runners in every race bar the marathon Ascot Stakes. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ken Condon and Shane Foley will hope Romanised can again beat the odds by giving them a first Royal Ascot success when British racing’s showpiece star(...)

Carlow fans in Croke Park for the Leinster semi-final against Laois. Turlough O’Brien believes  improving the fortunes of the football team will inject some much needed pride and self-confidence into the county. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Romantics will want only one winner when Carlow play Tyrone in this Saturday’s All-Ireland football qualifier. So might sociologists. Maybe even a few(...)

Aidan O’Brien: Happily is a 4-1 second favourite for the €1 million Prix De Diane.Photograph: Inpho

 On the eve of next week’s Royal Ascot extravaganza Aidan O’Brien could get a valuable classic boost if Happily fills in a rare Group One blank f(...)

 Donnacha O’Brien riding Saxon Warrior (right) to win the Qipco 2,000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket in May. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A first Royal Ascot winner is next on Donnacha O’Brien’s checklist in what is turning out to be a landmark season for the 19-year-old rider, although (...)

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