Lester Piggott

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Jockey Frankie Dettori (right) celebrates winning the Investec Oaks on Anapurna during Ladies Day of the 2019 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom. Photograph:  John Walton/PA

The Epsom Derby’s 239-year history contains a single dead-heat so the odds are that one horse is enough to win which is good news for veteran trainer (...)

Saturday’s Derby will be  Madhmoon’s first time racing past a mile. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kevin Prendergast has said victory for Madhmoon in Saturday’s Investec Epsom Derby would represent the “crowning jewel” of his 56-year training caree(...)

Jack Kennedy celebrates Samcro’s win in the  Ballymore Novices Hurdle at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is less than four years since Jack Kennedy rode his first winner. Since then there have been almost 250 more. They include 16 Grade Ones. He had f(...)

Johnny Sexton during the Leinster captain’s run, at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, on Friday. Photograph: ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo

Call it an information era, a media generation, the time of technology, or whatever you like, but much of our current period can still be boiled down (...)

Lester Piggott:  one of the greatest jockeys in the history of racing.  Photograph: PA

Lester Piggott is expected to remain in hospital in London for a “few more days” after being admitted over the weekend. One of the sport’s all-time g(...)

Jockey James Doyle gives  Sea Of Class a kiss after winning the after winning the  Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey James Doyle delivered a virtuoso ride on Sea Of Class to land Saturday’s Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. The 30-year-old Englishman delivere(...)

William Buick riding Masar wins The Investec Derby at Epsom. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Horse racing is a mystery to most of us. We really don’t know what’s going on at all, at all inside their big brawny heads. At the Epsom Derby on TV3(...)

Jockey Frankie Dettori, celebrates after winning the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Enable. Photograph: Getty Images

Enable confirmed herself Europe’s champion racehorse of 2017 with a crushing Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe success on Sunday but almost inevitably concede(...)

Jockey Robbie Power and trainer Jessica Harrington celebrate  Our Duke’s victory in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A month after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Jessica Harrington landed her first BoyleSports Irish Grand National when the 9-2 favourite Our Duke ro(...)

Jack Kennedy with Clarecam at Gigginstown Stud. “I can safely say I’ve never seen anyone so complete at 17. He’s a fantastic natural talent,” says Conor O’Dwyer. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At 17 Ruby Walsh was studying for his Leaving Cert. Tony McCoy was only six weeks shy of 18 before he rode his first winner. Putting Jack Kennedy in c(...)

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