Paul Townend on his way to winning onboard Un de Sceaux at  Punchestown Festival last year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins believes having Frankie Dettori on his side is a “big plus” when True Self lines up for a handicap worth a cool $2.5 million (€2.2 mill(...)

Magic Wand ridden by Ryan Moore  at Flemington in November. Aidan O’Brien’s horse will be one of seven Irish trained horses taking part on Saturday’s Saudi Cup card.   Photograph: Pat Scala /Racing Photos via Getty Images

Irish racing’s top official has described as encouraging comments from the country’s chief medical officer about cancellations of mass gatherings not (...)

Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been put in charge of the state oil monopoly, the public investment company, domestic and economic policy and the ministry of defence. Photograph:  Olivier Douliery/Getty Images

Until about four months ago, prince Mohammed bin Salman (29) was just another Saudi royal who dabbled in stocks and real estate. He grew up overshadow(...)