Dermot Weld

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Davy Russell celebrates winning the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase on Presenting Percy in the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Davy Russell doesn’t have long to wait for a chance to settle a score with the Cheltenham festival. He teams up with the number one horse in the very (...)

Harzand, trained by Dermot Weld and with Pat Smullen on board,  wins the Epsom Derby ahead of US Army Idaho in 2016. Photograph: Getty Images

June 4th, 2016: Epsom Derby The Epsom Derby has defined racing for 240 years. Harzand isn’t close to being the best horse on its historic roll of hon(...)

Aidan O’Brien’s pursuit of a first Group One for his team of two-year-old colts continues to Friday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s pursuit of a first Group One for his team of two-year-old colts continues to Friday. O’Brien came off worst in a ‘match’ race agains(...)

Magic Wand is as low as 9-1 behind the Japanese favourite, Lys Gracieux, for Saturday’s $5 million Cox Plate. Photograph: George Salpigtidis/Getty Images

For the second weekend in a row Ryan Moore will be on Group One duty in Australia for Aidan O’Brien when teaming up with Magic Wand in Saturday mornin(...)

Ryan Moore riding Ten Sovereigns to win The Darley July Cup Stakes at Newmarket in July. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s a stretch to say the ‘British Champions Day’ tag is a misnomer but the context of Saturday’s action includes Aidan O’Brien’s decision to send Rya(...)

Make a Challenge wins at the Curragh on Sunday and has been marked up as 9-2 second favourite behind 4-1 market leader Advertise. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Denis Hogan could take his burgeoning training career to a new level after Make A Challenge was supplemented into Saturday’s Group One Qipco Champions(...)

Hermosa returns to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, where she won the 1,000 Guineas in the Spring, for Saturday’s Sun Chariot Stakes. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Japan and Magical give Aidan O’Brien a strong hand in his pursuit of a third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday but the champion trainer has a (...)

Enable  ridden by Frankie Dettori wins The Darley Yorkshire Stakes during  the Yorkshire Ebor Festival. Photograph:   Nigel French/PA

Frankie Dettori’s stellar career is proof of his ability to get it right when it counts. But even one of the all-time great jockeys will venture into(...)

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

Ryan Moore and Japan, left, en route to winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at York in August: the parnetship is set to be renewed for Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has indicated Ryan Moore is likely to team up with Japan in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe while his son Donnacha is set to p(...)

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