Roger Varian

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Séamie Heffernan wins the Beresford Stakes on Luxembourg at the Curragh  in September. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hot favourite Luxembourg is set to face seven rivals in the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday. Impressive on his racecourse debut at Ki(...)

William Buick aboard Native Trail (right, in Godolphin blue livery) wins the bet365 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last July. File photograph: Getty

Native Trail will face seven rivals when he puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. Since making(...)

Ryan Moore riding St Mark’s Basilica (right) battles it out with Colin Keane on Tarnawa on their way to winning the Irish Champion Stakes  at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

Tarnawa was a luckless runner-up in Saturday’s Irish Champion Stakes but is favourite in some ante-post lists to go one better in next month’s Prix de(...)

High Definition is one of six entries for trainer Aidan O’Brien for Saturday’s Epsom Derby. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It is odds-on that Irish dominance of British racing’s biggest races extends to Saturday’s Cazoo Epsom Derby. Unprecedented Irish superiority in the(...)

Ryan Moore rides Aidan O’Brien’s Ontario in Thursday’s Dee Stakes at Chester. Photograph:  Alan Crowhust/PA Wire

Ontario bids to continue Aidan O’Brien’s recent Dee Stakes domination at Chester on Thursday. The Ballydoyle handler has saddled six of the last eigh(...)

Paul Townend will be reunited with Monkfish at Punchestown. Photograph: Francesca Altoft/Inpho

Paul Townend has won his battle to be fit for this week’s Punchestown festival and is short odds to defeat Rachael Blackmore in the race to be champio(...)

Aidan O’Brien will hope to win a 10th Vertem Futurity at Doncaster. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien has a record-equalling 10th Vertem Futurity success in his sights at Doncaster on Saturday. Ireland’s champion trainer is one shy of the(...)

Ghaiyyath ridden by jockey William Buick on the way to winning the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on August 19th. Photograph: David Davies/Getty Images

The seventh Irish Champions Weekend will be like no other when staged behind closed doors but it is set to be boosted by the presence of the world’s t(...)

Stradivarius storms home under Frankie Dettori to take the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Photograph:  Edward Whitaker/Getty

Stradivarius confounded fears soft ground might scupper his chances of a Gold Cup hat-trick with a spectacular romp around a behind closed doors Royal(...)

The main Irish challenger for the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes  appears to be Ger Lyons’s unbeaten star Siskin. File photograph: Inpho

Aidan O’Brien is facing into a rare role as Group One outsider at Newmarket this weekend. He is the most successful trainer in the history of the Ju(...)

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