Ryan Moore onboard Magical comes home to win the Irish European Breeders’ Fund Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh Racecourse in May. Photograph:  Peter Mooney/Inpho

Royal Ascot’s “Ladies’ Day” could come 24 hours early with Wednesday’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes for once appearing to be dominated by some elite filli(...)

Trainer Dermot Weld has yet to see results from The Grey Gatsby this season   but the six-year-old will have first-time lasix when he lines up in the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dermot Weld has trans-Atlantic Group One ambitions this weekend with The Great Gatsby set to try to win for the first time in over three years in New (...)

 Pat Smullen  and Zhukova. Dermot Weld is targeting a return to Belmont for the mare who in May won the Grade One Man O’War Stakes at the track by six lengths. Photograph: Getty Images

Dermot Weld has not ruled out being double-handed in New York on Saturday night, with both Zhukova and The Grey Gatsby in contention to line up for th(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins is chasing his fifth French Champion Hurdle success in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Willie Mullins’s big-race reach will span the Atlantic this week culminating in what he will hope is a fifth French Champion Hurdle success in Paris o(...)

Shaneshill will run in the €175,000 Prix La Barka, the most significant trial for next month’s French Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Willie Mullins plans to divert top performers such as Wicklow Brave and Arctic Fire to the flat this summer but the focus resolutely remains on the ju(...)

Dermot Weld’s Zhukova is bidding for victory in New York this weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

International questions this weekend revolve around the chances of a Guineas double for Aidan O’Brien in France and Zhukova kick-starting Dermot Weld’(...)