Dermot Weld

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Jessica Harrington’s Cayenne Pepper in the  Filly & Mare at the Breeders’ Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington will be triple-handed in pursuit of a first Breeders’ Cup success in Keeneland next week. A trio of Cayenne Pepper (Filly & M(...)

Trainer Johnny Murtagh with Champers Elysees at Fox Covert Stables in Kildare Town. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Murtagh is targeting next year’s Royal Ascot with his star Group One filly Champers Elysees. Initial plans for an end of season tilt at next (...)

Kevin Manning and Mac Swiney en-route to Group One glory at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/PA

Flying Visit’s hard-fought Eyrefield Stakes success completed a quick across-the-card double in big races on either side of the Irish Sea for Jim Bolg(...)

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

The world’s top-rated racehorse Ghaiyyath has been retired to stand as a stallion at Kildangan Stud in Co Kildare. The son of Dubawi, a four-time Gr(...)

Magical put up a superb performance at Leopardstown to beat Ghaiyyath and having no less than the subsequent Arc winner Sottsass only fourth behind her.  Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach extends from Australia to Ascot on Saturday culminating in a potential Magical moment in the Qipco Champion Sta(...)

Ryan Moore riding Love  to win the Qipco 1000 Guineas  at Newmarket in June. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien has ruled his Classic filly Love out of any further action this year. After contributing three of O’Brien’s dozen Group One victories t(...)

Dermot Weld’s Tarnawa won’t be aimed at Sunday’s Arc. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dermot Weld is weighing up whether to return to Paris with his Vermeille winner Tarnawa on Sunday although it won’t be for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomp(...)

Jockeys, officials and stable staff show their respect in a minute’s silence for the recently passed Pat Smullen at Naas racecourse: Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dermot Weld’s lightly-raced Etneya could prove an apt winner of Saturday’s Group Three feature at Gowran. The funeral of nine-times champion jockey (...)

Pat Smullen hugs Tony  McCoy  in the parade ring after Quizzical won the Pat Smullen Champions Race For Cancer Trials Ireland during   Irish Champions Weekend at the  Curragh in 2019. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Tony McCoy struggled to overcome his emotions when paying tribute to Pat Smullen, who died at the age of 43 on Tuesday. Smullen was diagnosed with p(...)

Pat Smullen has died aged 43 after battling cancer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The death took place on Tuesday evening of the nine-times champion jockey Pat Smullen. He was 43 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018(...)

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