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Roger Varian: his Realtra ended a run of three wins in a row in the seven furlong for Dermot Weld a year ago. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ken Condon’s Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Romanised is set to have one more run in 2018, with a return to France for Longchamp’s Prix de La Foret a like(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Lah Ti Dar easily wins The British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes at York on Thursday. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Should Battaash bring his ‘A-Game’ to Friday’s Nunthorpe Stakes it could be a case of blink and you’ll miss the fastest horse in the world. A total (...)

James Doyle riding Sea Of Class (right) to win the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Sea Of Class is as low as 4-1 favourite to complete a superb family hat-trick in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after her devastating Yorkshire Oaks su(...)

Oisín Murphy riding Roaring Lion  to win the Juddmonte International Stakes at York Racecourse on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Roaring Lion won the clash of the generations in Wednesday’s Juddmonte International at York and stamped 2018 as the ultimate grey season for Europe’s(...)

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Champion trainer Willie Mullins’s vet, Tim Brennan, has been cleared by a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel on corruption charges. Ki(...)

Number eight Jack O’Sullivan has been ruled out  of the Under-20 Rugby World Championship along with tighthead prop. Photograph: Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s hopes in the Under-20 Rugby World Championship were hit by two significant injuries – to number eight Jack O’Sullivan and tighthead prop Tom(...)

Sean Levey riding Billesdon Brook (L) celebrates winning The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Aidan O’Brien’s Kentucky Derby dream came to nothing on Saturday but he still emerged from the weekend with a Triple Crown prospect and a key role in (...)

David Mullins on Bellshill (left) clears the last ahead of Patrick Mullins on Djakadam in last Wednesday’s Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins sends two horses with excellent chances to Ballinrobe on Tuesday although the champion jumps trainer’s next major targets are likely to(...)

 Ryan Moore and  Mendelssohn win the UAE Derby at Meydan Racecourse  last year. Coolmore’s number one rider Moore will team up with Mendelssohn in Kentucky Photograph: Getty Images

No sooner has the National Hunt season ended than the countdown to the classics begins with Aidan O’Brien in pursuit of an unprecedented Classic hat-(...)

 The Chair fence at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

What is it? This is the ultimate challenge in jump racing as 40 runners and riders take on Aintree’s famous 30 Grand National fences. The course is f(...)

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