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Aidan O’Brien: has amassed a total of 65 winners at Royal Ascot during his extraordinary training career. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

A good start to Royal Ascot 2019 could tee Aidan O’Brien up for more history at British racing’s biggest meeting of the year. In 2016 Ireland’s champ(...)

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(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Too Darn Hot celebrates early as they win The Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Next year’s classic picture is already dominated by Too Darn Hot although this weekend could help Aidan O’Brien identify some likely opposition to the(...)

James Doyle and Poet’s Word (R) edge out William Buick and Crystal Ocean. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Poet’s Word gave Michael Stoute a record-breaking sixth success in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes when he just denied his stablemate Cr(...)

Ryan Moore (centre, purple colours) drives   Merchant Navy to the line to win  The Diamond Jubilee Stakes  at Royal Ascot. Photograph:  Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Merchant Navy just prevailed in a desperately tight finish to the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the feature race on the final day of Royal Ascot. Sent off (...)

Expert Eye’s  jockey James McDonald celebrates winning the  Jersey Stakes with trainer Michael Stoute  at Royal Action. Photograph: Reuters

 Royal Ascot is famous for fashion but Wednesday’s on-trend was history as Sir Michael Stoute became the meeting’s winning-most trainer ever. Ti(...)

 Donnacha O’Brien riding Saxon Warrior (right) to win the Qipco 2,000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket in May. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A first Royal Ascot winner is next on Donnacha O’Brien’s checklist in what is turning out to be a landmark season for the 19-year-old rider, although (...)

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore after victory with Churchill in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Popular sentiment may never see the green flag wrapped around Irish fortunes at Royal Ascot the way they are at Cheltenham but in hard-headed business(...)

Aidan O’Brien: Could saddle odds-on favourites in half of Royal Ascot’s eight Group One prizes. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien could saddle odds-on favourites in half of Royal Ascot’s eight Group One prizes and is 28/1 to have a record number of winners at the wo(...)

Aidan O’Brien: will assemble a powerful  team or runners for Royal Ascot where he is odds-on to be top trainer once again.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Aidan O’Brien is a long odds-on favourite to land Royal Ascot’s leading trainer award for an eighth time next week but could bid for more classic glo(...)

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