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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(...)

 Ruby Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins after winning The BoyleSports Irish Grand National with Burrows Saint. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins filled another glaring gap on his glittering CV when Burrows Saint and Ruby Walsh led home a famous 1-2-3 for the champion trainer in E(...)

Gordon Elliott gives instructions to jockeys during the stable visit to his yard at Cullentra House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

As the superstar mare Apple’s Jade cantered ahead of a long line of 42 stable companions on Tuesday morning her trainer Gordon Elliott was asked if al(...)

A horse is washed down after the Holycross Maiden Hurdle at Thurles Racecourse in Co Tipperary on Thursday. Photograph: PA Wire

With just over four weeks to go to the start of the Cheltenham Festival, horse racing in Britain was thrown into turmoil on Thursday after confirmatio(...)

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