Bookmakers might not take bets on every race at Punchestown on Tuesday due to a dispute with the racecourse’s organisation and Horse Racing Ireland. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Bookmakers have rowed back on the threat of ‘strike’ action at Punchestown’s fixture on Tuesday although they may not bet on every one of the seven ra(...)

Trainer Paul Nicholls  with last season’s King George winner Clan Des Obeaux. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Britain’s champion National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls will try to foil Michael O’Leary’s hopes of a seventh successive win in the first Grade One of (...)

Aidan O’Brien:  he saddles half of the four runners  in the Group One Criterium International at Longchamp. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Andrew Balding-trained Kameko isn’t the best horse in action this weekend but might just be the most important. Only his presence prevents Doncas(...)

Aidan O’Brien: looks likely to equal Henry Cecil’s 10 victories in the Grade One Vertem Futurity at Doncaster. mile contest. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s prospects of a record-equalling 10th triumph in Saturday’s Vertem Futurity look overwhelming as, remarkably, just a single opponent i(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Colin Keane (blue and white) riding Buffer Zone to win the Bold Lad Handicap  at the Curragh’s “champions weekend”. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ger Lyons and Colin Keane are in pursuit of a second major cross-channel handicap prize of the season on Saturday, with Buffer Zone lining up in the W(...)

Rachel Blackmore on board True Self. Donnacha O’Brien teams up with the Willie Mullins-trained   six-year-old mare for the Ebor. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Jump racing’s champion trainer Willie Mullins is doubly represented as he pursues a second victory in Europe’s richest flat handicap at York on Saturd(...)

Donnacha O’Brien at the Curragh Racecourse, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Donnacha O’Brien faces having to waste down to his lowest weight for Galway’s Day Two festival feature although his mount Numerian could make the eff(...)

Blenheim Palace will join  Cape Of Good Hope in  a bid  for the $1 million Belmont Derby in New York. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is on the verge of a 25th Grade One success in the USA and will have a couple of opportunities to reach the landmark at Belmont’s Stars (...)

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