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(...)

Siskin on his way to winning the Phoenix Stakes.

Ger Lyons has confirmed his Group One star Siskin won’t take on Pinatubo in this Saturday’s Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket and is finished for th(...)

Hermosa returns to Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, where she won the 1,000 Guineas in the Spring, for Saturday’s Sun Chariot Stakes. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Japan and Magical give Aidan O’Brien a strong hand in his pursuit of a third Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday but the champion trainer has a (...)

Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

 Frankie Dettori and Enable will bid  to complete a remarkable hat-trick of Prix de l’arc de Triomphe victories  at Longchamp. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankie Dettori and Aidan O’Brien have been Arc allies in the past but it will be very different story on Sunday when the Italian rider and Enable go (...)

Donnacha O’Brien on board Innisfree comes home to win the Beresford Stakes at the Curragh Autumn Festival in Co Kildare on Sunday.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Donnacha O’Brien became the 10th jockey to win Sunday’s Beresford Stakes at the Curragh for his father Aidan when scoring on Innisfree. It was a nint(...)

Colin Keane on Siskin  who  was able to overcome unsuitable soft ground and beat off Monarch Of Egypt in the  the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Racing’s newest superstar, Pinatubo, may look to have two-year-old championship honours sewn up but Saturday’s Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmark(...)

Shane Stokes guides Albigna to victory in the Arlie Stud Stakes at the Curragh during June’s Irish Derby festival. Jessica Harrington’s filly is set to contest  Sunday’s  CL Weld Park Stakes at HQ. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Curragh’s turbulent 2019 season starts to wind down this weekend although Sunday’s feature is potentially set to proceed down a very settled rout(...)

The main Irish challenger for the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes  appears to be Ger Lyons’s unbeaten star Siskin. File photograph: Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is facing into a rare role as Group One outsider at Newmarket this weekend. He is the most successful trainer in the history of the Ju(...)

Jessica Harrington: “I’ll talk to connections before Sunday, but it’ll be one of them taking her chance, probably Albigna.” Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A year after Alpha Centauri’s stellar career ended in shock defeat at “Irish champions weekend” Jessica Harrington is aiming for a happier Group One o(...)

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