Ken Condon

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 Chad Brown: the 40-year-old from Mechanicville in upstate New York could well engineer a European wipe-out on the night. Photograph:  Michael Reaves/Getty Images

On Saturday night Aidan O’Brien’s latest Epsom Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck will try to become just the second “Blue Riband” hero to score a Breeders(...)

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(...)

Billy Lee wins the Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes on Romanised at the Curragh Racecourse, Co. Kildare in July 2019. Photograph: Inpho

Romanised could get a rematch against his Prix de Moulin conqueror Circus Maximus at Ascot next month. On Thursday connections of the dual-Group One (...)

Romanised will take his chance on Sunday in the Prix Du Moulin in Paris. Photograph: Inpho

The Curragh’s chief executive has pledged that racing’s controversial new flagship facility will bring its A Game to the upcoming Irish Champions Week(...)

 Frankie Dettori celebrates winning The Kerrygold Irish Oaks on Star Catcher. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Frankie Dettori brought some welcome ‘feel-good factor’ to a beleaguered Curragh on Saturday with a classic master class on Star Catcher in the Kerryg(...)

Aidan O’Brien: has amassed a total of 65 winners at Royal Ascot during his extraordinary training career. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

A good start to Royal Ascot 2019 could tee Aidan O’Brien up for more history at British racing’s biggest meeting of the year. In 2016 Ireland’s champ(...)

Aidan O’Brien: top trainer will once again have a formidable team of horses bidding for top prizes at Royal Ascot.  Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA

Aidan O’Brien is hot favourite to be crowned top trainer for a tenth time at Royal Ascot this week although his two sons, Joseph and Donnacha, will h(...)

 Jim Crowley riding Mustashry (blue) to win the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Mustashry put up a career-best performance as he skated away from his rivals to lift the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Taking trainer Michael(...)

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(...)

A greater stamina test will be ideal for Capri, last year’s St Leger and Irish Derby winner, who won on very testing ground at Naas in Spring. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The QIPCO Champion Stakes remains frustratingly elusive for Aidan O’Brien and Capri could have to get the better of John Gosden’s star colts Cracksman(...)

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