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Jody Townend on Princess Zoe wins the Kildare Village Ladies’ Derby Handicapat the Curragh last July. photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Group One winner Princess Zoe is on track to return to action at Cork on Saturday. Tony Mullins’s hugely popular mare sealed a remarkable 2020 ca(...)

Rachael Blackmore urges Honeysuckle on to win the Mares Hurdle race at last year’s    Cheltenham  Racing Festival in Gloucestershire. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/Getty Images

Bookmakers reckon they’ve got enough on their side to prevent a day one festival bonanza for punters at Cheltenham on Tuesday. A series of short-pric(...)

Gordon Elliott said, after the IHRB meeting: “With my position in the sport I have great privileges and great responsibility. I did not live up to that responsibility.” Photograph: Simon Marper/PA Wire

Leading trainer Gordon Elliott has said he has “no complaints” after being given a one-year ban with half of it suspended over a picture of him sittin(...)

Ghaiyyath, ridden by jockey William Buick, on the way to winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at the Ebor Festival at York Racecourse in England. Photograph: David Davies – Pool/Getty Images

Freed of the task of chasing her old rival Enable, it was Magical’s misfortune to run into another of the world’s best as Ghaiyyath dominated Wednesda(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Enable celebrates after winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot Racecourse on July 27th, 2019. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Just the three runners lining up for Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot underlines just how select Europe’s middle-distan(...)

Serpentine and Emmet McNamara stretch them out in the Epsom Derby. Photograph: George Selwyn/PA

Only a week after breaking his maiden the 25-1 outsider Serpentine won the greatest race of all when delivering Aidan O’Brien a record eighth Investec(...)

Santiago (L) won the Irish Derby at the Curragh under Seamie Heffernan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby like no other got a typical outcome on Saturday when Santiago led home an Aidan O’Brien clean-sweep at the Curragh. San(...)

Benie Des Dieux and jockey Ruby Walsh crash out of the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2019. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The clash of the outstanding mares Benie Des Dieux and Honeysuckle shapes up as the 2020 Cheltenham Festival’s day one highlight. Weeks of uncertain(...)

The tradition of summer racing at Bellewstown dates back centuries. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bellewstown July Festival Background: Bellewstown Racecourse, on the Hill of Crockafotha in Co Meath, is beautifully situated in a rural setting with(...)

Aidan O’Brien: top trainer will once again have a formidable team of horses bidding for top prizes at Royal Ascot.  Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA

Aidan O’Brien is hot favourite to be crowned top trainer for a tenth time at Royal Ascot this week although his two sons, Joseph and Donnacha, will h(...)

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