Richard Hughes

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Fiorente wins the Melbourne Cup from  Red Cadeaux, with  Irish-trained Simenon (left) back in fourth. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AP

Simenon secured over €176,000 for finishing fourth in yesterday morning’s Melbourne Cup and Willie Mullins is now pondering the possibility of taking (...)

Willie Mullins’ Simenon during a trackwork at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

It’s 10 years since Willie Mullins’s first attempt to win the Melbourne Cup provoked “Irish joke” headlines Down Under but the master-trainer hopes he(...)

Richard Hughes crossesthe finish line atop Chriselliam to win the Juvenile Fillies Turf during the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Favourite Royal Delta ran out of steam to be thwarted in her bid to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff for a third consecutive time as Beholder(...)

The Willie Mullins-trained Simenon may miss out on Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

Emmet Mullins has plenty to worry about as he continues to oversee Simenon’s preparation for Tuesday’s Emirates Melbourne Cup. The nephew and assistan(...)

Princess Beatrice presents Royal Diamond jockey Johnny Murtagh with both the jockey and trainer trophies after his success on Royal Diamond  in the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Farhh ended his injury-littered racing career on a high with a brave victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.Training troubles have restricted t(...)

Patsy Byrne.

Tributes have been coming in from throughout the racing world after news of the death of Patsy Byrne. The Irishman was an admired figure around the gr(...)

Chris Hayes romps home on Voleuse De Coeurs to win The Gain Irish St Leger at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Just eight days after winning his first Group 1 on La Collina, jockey Chris Hayes had his heart stolen by another filly, Voleuse De Coeurs, who turned(...)

Declaration of War ridden by Joseph O’Brien beats Al Kazeem  (left) and Trading Leather  to win the Juddmonte International Stakes  at York. Photograph:John Giles/PA

Aidan O’Brien rarely commits himself to firm targets in the immediate aftermath of a big-race success, leaving that instead to “the lads” in the Coolm(...)

Kevin Manning on Trading Leather with trainer Jim Bolger after winning the  Irish Derby in the Curragh. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bookmakers reckon Trading Leather has it all to do against the ‘Big Two’ of Al Kazeem and Toronado in today’s Juddmonte International but what the Iri(...)

Richard Hannon senior (right) and son Richard with Peter Doyle and Wentworth, victorious in the Betfred Mile during day four of  Goodwood. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Richard Hannon has had plenty to celebrate already this week but he rolled past 250 winners at Goodwood via the valuable contributions of Montiridge a(...)

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