Joseph O'brien

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 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(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) wins the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Ryan Moore will be on board for the St Leger bid.  Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Ryan Moore will aim to complete a full set of British classics by teaming up with Aidan O’Brien’s Capri in Saturday’s William Hill St Leger at Doncast(...)

Aubrey McMahon guides Whiskey Sour to victory  in the the Connacht Hotel Handicap at Ballybrit on Monday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former champion jockey Declan McDonogh takes over from Aubrey McMahon on Whiskey Sour in Friday evening’s €100,000 Galway feature and the Willie Mulli(...)

Barry Geraghty on Tigris River (right) wins The Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap ahead of Barry Browne on Swamp Fox (left). Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Jockey Barry Geraghty won his first Guinness Galway Hurdle when powering Tigris River to a narrow victory in Thursday’s €300,000 festival centrepiece.(...)

Riven Light ridden by jockey Declan McDonogh  wins the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap during day two of the Galway Summer Festival at Galway Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Galway is famous for its betting so there was widespread delight the 7-2 favourite Riven Light kept Tuesday’s big money pot in a stewards’ inquiry. B(...)

Colin Keane riding Golden Spell to victory at the Curragh. The 23-year-old  champion jockey contender will pilot  Gold Spinner in Galway’s day two feature. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s four years since Colin Keane first emerged as a jockey to follow by winning the Galway festival’s day two feature – and victory on Gold Spinner (...)

Aubrey McMahon celebrates victory on Whiskey Sour in The Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap at Ballybrit. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The legendary Aubrey Brabazon rode Cottage Rake to a Gold Cup hat-trick nearly 70 years ago and a verse famously said that bookies quaked when he was(...)

Joseph O’Brien walks to the track before the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf during the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

It remains Irish racing’s most singular event but there will be an undoubted changing-of-the-guard element to Galway’s 2017 festival should Joseph O’B(...)

Capacity at the Curragh is restricted to 6,000 for this year’s Derby due to the ongoing redevelopment work. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

As the Curragh gears up for this Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby it has been confirmed that Ireland’s premier classic will be run at the track (...)

 Ryan Moore guides Cliffs Of Moher to victory in the Homeserve Dee Stakes at Chester. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Epsom’s Investec Derby has defined racing for more than two centuries and Aidan O’Brien will have history in his sights when the gates open for the wo(...)

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