Seamie Heffernan riding Anthony Van Dyck  wins The Investec Derby Stakes at Epsom.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien was fresh from a record-equalling seventh Epsom Derby triumph with Anthony Van Dyck 24 hours earlier but his Prix Du Jockey Club hoodoo(...)

Mendelssohn with Ryan Moore up wins the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar Race Track in November last year  in Del Mar, California. Photograph:  Horsephotos/Getty

  The priority put on Mendelssohn’s potential Breeders Cup Classic challenge is underlined by Ryan Moore opting to go to New York on Saturda(...)

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(...)

Aidan O’Brien with Kew Gardens, who bids for Group One glory at Longchamp on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The chance of a prestigious international Group One double is open to Aidan O’Brien within just five hours on Saturday. With France’s national holida(...)

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(...)

 Pádraig Beggy riding Wings Of Eagles  wins the Derby at Epsom in June. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Highlight At 40-1, Wings Of Eagles was the longest priced Derby winner in 43 years. But that was nothing in the ‘Surprise Stakes’ compared to the pre(...)

Jockey Ryan Moore  and trainer Aidan O’Brien. The Irishman is rated a 1-4 shot by Ladbrokes to be leading trainer at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore go into this week’s Royal Ascot action as overwhelming favourites to once again be the leading trainer and jockey at the (...)

Churchill is bidding to become the fourth Ballydoyle colt in all to complete the Newmarket-Curragh Guineas double. Photograph: PA Wire.

Minding’s absence from Ireland’s first Group One action of 2017 is a reminder of racing’s innate unpredictability but Churchill could start the hottes(...)

Jockey Ryan Moore who will ride favourite Churchill for Aidan O’Brien in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

The 2017 classic season opens with a trans-Atlantic ‘Churchillian’ flourish this weekend and on this side of the pond it is Aidan O’Brien’s pursuit of(...)

 Almanzor and jockey  Christophe Soumillon on their way to winning the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes from second place Found with Frankie Dettori at Leopardstown. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Almanzor bridged a 25-year gap by becoming the first French trained winner of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes in quarter of a century at Leopardstown (...)

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