Roger Varian

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 Trainer Roger Varian: “We want to run – the likelihood is we’re going to run – but we want to be running on decent ground. If I’m happy with the ground I’ll run.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Roger Varian reiterated the ground must be suitable for Ladbrokes St Leger favourite Kingston Hill to take his chance in the Classic on Saturday.The D(...)

Kevin Ryan:  Easy decision to supplement his French Derby winner but “everything now depends on the ground”. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

With just three days to Champions Weekend it’s a case of all present and correct as The Grey Gatsby’s €75,000 supplementary into the €1 million Qip(...)

Joseph O’Brien will again be in the saddle on Australia for Wednesday’s Juddmonte International at York. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s dual Derby hero Australia will face five rivals in the Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday.Since being narrowly beaten into t(...)

Mukhadram ridden by Paul Hanagan (front left) wins the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

Mukhadram landed his first Group One benefiting from a great Paul Hanagan ride in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.A slightly unlucky third last ye(...)

Ryan Moore: reportedly in line for mount on Verrazano. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien may have already won three classics and an Ascot Gold Cup so far in 2014 but his belief that the massive Ballydoyle string is only no(...)

Australia ridden by Joseph O’Brien (right) stretches clear of the field to race to the finish line and take the Epsom Derby. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Shock results are rare in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and since the one horse bookmakers believe capable of giving Australia a race may not even (...)

Australia (Joseph O’Brien) lands the Epsom Derby and will attempt to complete the double at the Curragh this weekend.

Aidan O’Brien might have the task of preparing Australia for Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby but perhaps the most delicate balancing act of al(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  insisted the brilliant Epsom Derby winner won’t be risked on home soil if ground conditions turn soft. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The weather looks like cooperating enough with the Curragh to allow Australia fulfil his role as headline act for Saturday’s €1.25 million Dubai Dut(...)

Slade Power (centre in red and white) and  Wayne Lordan  win the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at  Royal Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Eddie Lynam secured a remarkable sprint double at Royal Ascot after Slade Power stylishly claimed the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.The Irish handler hit the(...)

Moment of strewth: Joseph O’Brien acknowledges the crowd after his victory on Australia in the Investec Derby at Epsom racecourse. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Australia might have injected the greatest possible substance into his already stratospheric reputation with a resounding Epsom Derby victory but even(...)

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