Roger Varian

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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(...)

Colin Keane (blue and white) riding Buffer Zone to win the Bold Lad Handicap  at the Curragh’s “champions weekend”. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ger Lyons and Colin Keane are in pursuit of a second major cross-channel handicap prize of the season on Saturday, with Buffer Zone lining up in the W(...)

Enable is among 11 entries to stand their ground ahead of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Photogtaph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Enable and Crystal Ocean remain on course for a mouth-watering clash at Ascot after all 11 entries stood their ground for the King George VI And Queen(...)

Aidan O’Brien has four runners in the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A record-equalling fifth Darley July Cup is in Aidan O’Brien’s sights and Ten Sovereigns is set to lead his challenge on Saturday’s highlight at Newma(...)

Seamie Heffernan rides Anthony Van Dyck to victory in the Derby Stakes on the second day of the Epsom Derby Festival. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Ryan Moore will complete a clean sweep of the classics in Ireland and England if successful on Anthony Van Dyck in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish De(...)

Cristian Demuro celebrates French Derby victory on Sottsass. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Sottsass sprang a surprise when outgunning Persian King to land the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club in record time at Chantilly. Cristian Demuro brought th(...)

Frankie Dettorie dismounts after taking the Epsom Oaks on Anapurna. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Frankie Dettori steered Anapurna to a thrilling victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. Trainer John Gosden fielded two runners in a bid to win the fi(...)

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