Jockey William Buick celebrates after winning the Juddmonte International Stakes  on Ghaiyyath at York in August. Photograph:  David Davies/Getty Images)

The Irish Champions Weekend has got its headline act with the world’s top-rated racehorse Ghaiyyath committed to Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes at L(...)

Ghaiyyath ridden by jockey William Buick on the way to winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on August 19th. Photograph: David Davies/Getty Images

The seventh Irish Champions Weekend will be like no other when staged behind closed doors but it is set to be boosted by the presence of the world’s t(...)

Aidan O’Brien, Jimmy O’Sullivan (Fethard Community Heritage Centre) and Joseph O’Brien as the latter presented his 2017  Melbourne Cup for  display during  the Fethard Horse County Experience which was launched on Monday. Photograph: Joe Kenny

Rostropovich remains on course to try and fill perhaps the most glaring gap on Aidan O’Brien’s luminous European classic CV in Sunday’s French Derby. (...)

Churchill (Ryan Moore, right) wins the English 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Aidan O’Brien feels that it is now or never to try Churchill over 10 furlongs in next week’s Juddmonte International at York. After side-stepping an (...)

Ryan Moore rides Highland Reel (purple) to win The Prince of Wales’s Stakes during day tw of Royal Ascot. Photo: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse

It took longer than anticipated for Aidan O’Brien to get off the mark for Royal Ascot 2017 but Highland Reel proved once again he’s the horse to rely (...)

Fascinating Rock and Pat Smullen get the better of Found in The Qipco Champion Stakes  at Ascot  on October 17th, 2015. Photograph: Getty Images.

Ascot’s ‘Champions Day’ extravaganza is widely perceived to revolve around an eagerly-anticipated return clash between Found and Almanzor, something w(...)

Pat Smullen guides Harzand to victory in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Pat Smullen hopes a middle draw in Sunday’s €5 million Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe can help Harzand put a perfect seal on his momentous season in(...)

 Almanzor and jockey  Christophe Soumillon on their way to winning the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes from second place Found with Frankie Dettori at Leopardstown. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Almanzor bridged a 25-year gap by becoming the first French trained winner of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes in quarter of a century at Leopardstown (...)

Ryan Moore on Minding: her most electrifying display came when overcoming trouble on soft ground in the Oaks at Epsom. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

History shows it takes an exceptional three-year-old filly to win the QIPCO Irish Champion Stake. This bodes well for Aidan O’Brien’s chances of a re(...)

Aidan O’Brien:   has seven runners at the Curragh on Sunday and Intelligence Cross, who holds an entry in the Goffs National Stakes, looks a good prospect. Photograph: Phil Cole/Getty

The French have yet to make a significant mark on Irish Champions Weekend but their top trainer Jean Claude Rouget will try and change that with some (...)

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