John Gosden

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Trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore. Photograph:  PA Wire

John Gosden and Aidan O’Brien were interested observers of conditions at Churchill Downs on Thursday. Plenty of rain has hit the Louisville circuit, (...)

Mendelssohn with Ryan Moore winning   last year in Del Mar, California.  Photograph:  Horsephotos/Getty Images

A total of 15 Irish-trained horses are among the strong European challenge for the 35th Breeders Cup in Kentucky this week. Aidan O’Brien has 13 ent(...)

Roaring Lion: Europe’s outstanding three-year-old colt of 2018 is the latest to take a tilt at the Breeders’ Cup Classic in Louisville, Kentucky.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s 25 years since the French no-hoper Arcangues sped down the Santa Anita stretch and won the Breeders’ Cup Classic, leaving commentator Tom Durkin (...)

A unique four-in-a-row in Australia’s all-aged championship event would extend Winx’s winning streak to 29 races and cement her place in Australian sporting folklore. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty  *

Beating the Australian national institution that is Winx could prove a task beyond even Aidan O’Brien although this is a bank holiday weekend that cou(...)

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(...)

Ryan Moore and Magical lead the field home to win The QIPCO British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes  during QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA .

Aidan O’Brien will hope reaching 13 Group One winners for the year doesn’t prove an unlucky omen ahead of US Navy Flag lining up for another top-fligh(...)

Frankie Dettori jumps off Cracksman after winning the Qipco Champion Stakes Race  at Ascot. Photograph:  Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Breaking the dominance of Aidan O’Brien is a hard thing to achieve – but John Gosden proved up to the task as a scintillating treble on Qipco British (...)

John Gosden: English trainer’s team including Cracksman, Roaring Lion, Stradivarius and the filly Lah Ti Dar represent a potentially crushing display of firepower at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

In 2012 it took Frankel to stop an Irish hot streak of four-in-a-row on ‘British Champions Day’ and a different kind of ‘four-timer’ is preoccupying b(...)

 Frankie Dettori will be reunited with  Cracksman for the Qipco Champions Stakes  at Ascot. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cracksman will wear blinkers on his final racecourse outing in Saturday’s Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot. John Gosden’s colt is trying to win the ra(...)

Frankie  Dettori celebrates Enable’s victory in the Qatar  Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at  Longchamp. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

Enable is a heavy odds-on favourite to become the first Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner to also land the Breeders Cup Turf. The dual Arc heroine has(...)

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