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William Buick riding Adayar to win the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot in  July. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Saturday’s British Champions Day at Ascot has a shot at living up to its billing in style and potentially produce a world leader in Europe’s final maj(...)

Tarnawa, ridden by Christophe Soumillon, crosses the finish line to win the Breeders’ Cup on November 7th, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photograph: Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

Tarnawa has a chance to propel Dermot Weld into exclusive company in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe but the Irishman has pointed to another (...)

 Christophe Soumillon has been chosen to ride favourite Tarnawa in Sunday week’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Photograph:  Lo Chun Kit /Getty Images

Christophe Soumillon will ride the favourite Tarnawa in Sunday week’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Dermot Weld confirmed on Tuesday that C(...)

Trainer Ger Lyons runs Sacred Bridge at Naas in the €300,000  Ballyhane Stakes on Monday. Photograph:  PA Wire

The second €300,000 Ballyhane Stakes takes place at Naas on bank holiday Monday with every chance of it supplying another lucrative success for one of(...)

Snowfall impressed as she won the Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Snowfall gave another blistering performance to became the 15th filly to complete the English/Irish Oaks double at the Curragh. Aidan O’Brien’s filly(...)

Jockey Frankie Dettori celebrates after winning the Cazoo Oaks on Snowfall at Epsom. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Frankie Dettori supplied Aidan O’Brien with a record-equalling 40th English Classic as Snowfall annihilated her Cazoo Epsom Oaks opposition to the tun(...)

Curragh-based trainer Patrick Harty: he and his father, Eddie Harty, are likely to be the first to avail of the joint licence in Ireland.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The first of Ireland’s officially licensed training partnerships could be in place by next month. A model of joint trainers’ licences first introduce(...)

St Mark’s Basilica landed the French 2,000 Guineas on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien has yet another classic colt on his hands in St Mark’s Basilica, who landed Sunday’s French 2,000 Guineas and could secure singular stat(...)

European Council President Charles Michel listens as French President Emmanuel Macron appears on a screen to deliver a speech during the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 in Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 80 world leaders, including Taoiseach Micheál Martin, have committed to scaled up actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in response to (...)

The cave erupted with more than 5,000 bats flying out of the depths into the night in search of mosquitos and other insects.

There may be some people who think that Covid-19 is an act of God. That He has sent the virus as a message to humans to give up their wanton ways. And(...)

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