Max Dynamite  rolling  in  sand  at Werribee racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph:   Michael Dodge/Getty Images

A record six Irish-trained hopefuls will line up for “the race that stops a nation” when the Emirates Melbourne Cup is run in the early hours of Tuesd(...)

Despite having never ridden Big Orange before James  Doyle delivered an inspired effort.

James Doyle is a divisive figure for some but Royal Ascot saw near-unanimity on Thursday when the jockey produced a master-class of subtlety and stren(...)

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore after winning the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas with Winter. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The French Derby remains the most glaring omission on Aidan O’Brien’s classic CV but he has three chances to fill the gap at Chantilly on Sunday. &nb(...)

Jim Bolger and son-in-law jockey Kevin Manning will be heading to Paris on Sunday with Trading Leather.

BRIAN O’CONNORJust six Irish-trained horses have ever won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, including the dual-victor Alleged, and Leading Light is on co(...)

Kevin Manning riding Trading Leather win The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at Curragh racecourse last month. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

There was a time when the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes was an almost automatic next-step for any Irish Derby winner and Jim Bolger will(...)

Loch Garman will be hoping to double up in the French Derby if Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning are successful with Dawn Approach at Epsom. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

It’s rare but not unprecedented to complete the English-French Derby double and that’s what the Jim Bolger-Kevin Manning team will aim to do this week(...)