Roger Varian

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Roger Varian: his Realtra ended a run of three wins in a row in the seven furlong for Dermot Weld a year ago. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ken Condon’s Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Romanised is set to have one more run in 2018, with a return to France for Longchamp’s Prix de La Foret a like(...)

Colm O’Donoghue partners Alpha Centauri to victory at Newmarket. Photograph: Paul Harding/PA

Alpha Centauri continued her fantastic season with a dominant display in the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket. Having proved her victory in t(...)

Jockey Ryan Moore will be on board favourite Happily for  trainer Aiden O’Brien in the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

im Crowley can’t ride Europe’s fastest horse on Saturday although a first classic success will make it a small price to pay for the rider should Elarq(...)

 Andrea Atzeni celebrates winning the Pretty Polly Stakes on Nezwaah at the Curragh Racecourse, Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The English-trained Nezwaah secured Group One glory in Sunday’s Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh, on an afternoon when Aidan O’Brien revealed the ou(...)

 Waldgeist (red) finished runner-up to  Brametot  in the The Qipco Prix Du Jockey Club  at Chantilly in France last month. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Much of the focus on the run in to Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby has revolved around off-course logistics but legendary French trainer Andre(...)

Mike Smith and  Arrogate win the $10 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan. Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Arrogate had to show courage as well as class to win the $10 million Dubai World Cup in what was a sensational performance at Meydan. Sent off the lo(...)

 Highland Reel ridden by  Seamus Heffernan wins the Longines Turf race at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships last year. Photograph: Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

Ireland’s flat season on turf will start at Naas on Sunday, although Aidan O’Brien is set to get his 2017 campaign under way the day before with a po(...)

Ryan Moore riding Found  to win The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly ahead of Highland Reel and Order of St George, completing a clean sweep for trainer Aidan O’Brien. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Any sense of unreality provoked by the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe being run at Chantilly for the first time was nothing compared to the impact of(...)

Frankie Dettori will ride Order of St George as he attempts to win a fifth Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly on Sunday. Photograph: PA.

Frankie Dettori will ride Gold Cup winner Order Of St George for Aidan O’Brien in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly on Sunday. Dettori, who (...)

Aidan O’Brien: bidding to land a sixth Juddmonte International success. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien already appears to have a fifth British champion trainer’s title all but wrapped up and will aim to smash past the GB£5 million cross-c(...)

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