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Frankel, ridden by Tom Queally, goes clear in the final furlong of the Champions Stakes to win his 14th and final race during the Qipco Champions Day meeting at Ascot racecourse in October 2012. Photograph: Getty Images

Tom Queally, the jockey who rode the great flat champion Frankel to all 14 victories in his unbeaten career, is set to ride over jumps at Limerick on (...)

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(...)

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(...)

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