Joao Moreira

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Riven Light, with Danny Mullins on board,  wins the  Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap in convincing style at Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins will break new international ground in Seoul next Sunday when Riven Light lines up for the Keeneland Korea Cup. Riven Light made a stu(...)

Winx:  is a 1-7 favourite to match the legendary Black Caviar’s 25-race unbeaten streak when he lines up in the  $4 million Queen Elizabeth Stakes in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Evans/Getty

Curragh trainer Ken Condon is keeping his fingers crossed Success Days can shoot down Australian racing’s greatest star, Winx, in Sydney this Saturday(...)

 Max Dynamite  rolling  in  sand  at Werribee racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph:   Michael Dodge/Getty Images

A record six Irish-trained hopefuls will line up for “the race that stops a nation” when the Emirates Melbourne Cup is run in the early hours of Tuesd(...)

Melbourne Cup contender Thomas Hobson winning the Glascarn Handicap Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Thomas Hobson and Max Dynamite are reported to be thriving ahead of the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington on November 7th. The Willie Mullins-trai(...)

Mrs Maureen Mullins, jockey  Patrick Mullins and Willie Mullins after  Wicklow Brave’s victory in the Betdaq Punchestown Champion  at Punchestown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Photograph

Willie Mullins has confirmed Faugheen remains on course to return to action in next month’s Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. However the champion jum(...)

 Mark Zahra riding Gailo Chop pips Katelyn Mallyon on  Johannes Vermeer in the Ladbrokes Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The Caulfield Cup is the sole remaining leg of Australian racing’s prestigious ‘Spring Treble’ yet to be won by an Irish-trained horse but both Aidan(...)

Highland Reel:  “When he gets in the lead in these mile and a half races he is difficult to stop,” says Ryan Moore. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

 The start of Ireland’s 2017 turf flat campaign is, as usual, wedged between Cheltenham and the start of Grand National season. But it’s not just(...)

Heartbreak City: came up agonisingly short in the world’s richest handicap the Melbourne Cup at Flemington  in November. Photograph: Brett Holburt/Getty Images)

Heartbreak City had Hong Kong’s ‘Magic Man’ Joao Moreira on his back when touched off in November’s Melbourne Cup but it is 3lb claimer Donagh Meyler(...)

 Pat Smullen: “I’ve got two last-time winners with Happy Valley form so that’s a good start.” Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Ireland’s champion jockey Pat Smullen flies the flag in Hong Kong on Wednesday when taking on some of the world’s other top riders in an internationa(...)

Jockey Seamus Heffernan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The benefits of being number two jockey to Aidan O’Brien will rarely be better advertised than by the enviable collection of Breeders’ Cup “spares” S(...)

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