Ken Condon

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 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(...)

Roger Varian: his Realtra ended a run of three wins in a row in the seven furlong for Dermot Weld a year ago. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ken Condon’s Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Romanised is set to have one more run in 2018, with a return to France for Longchamp’s Prix de La Foret a like(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  has 12 of the 23 Irish starters on Day One with runners in every race bar the marathon Ascot Stakes. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ken Condon and Shane Foley will hope Romanised can again beat the odds by giving them a first Royal Ascot success when British racing’s showpiece star(...)

Winning trainer Jessica Harrington with Alpha Centauri  after the filly’s victory in the the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Jessica Harrington’s pioneering career broke new ground at the Curragh on Sunday as the legendary trainer secured a first Classic success when Alpha C(...)

Romanised ridden by jockey Shane Foley on the way to winning the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas  at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

The 25-1 shot Romanised gatecrashed the Classic scene in style on Saturday when landing the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh for local t(...)

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