Roger Varian

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Aidan O’Brien is in pursuit of a 10th Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas victory – and a 33rd Irish classic in all – but it is Gleneagles’ prohibitive 1(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien is targeting a seventh victory in the 2000 Guineas with a four-strong entry headed by Gleneagles. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jezki’s likely first start over three miles in Thursday’s Ladbrokes Hurdle will be the focus of Jessica Harrington’s attention at Punchestown but th(...)

Trainer Jessica Harrington has high hopes for Jack Naylor in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Jack Naylor is making a habit of beating the odds and her trainer Jessica Harrington hopes it is a habit the star filly can continue when she lines u(...)

Owner Michael Owen with  Brown Panther after it won The Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh. Photograph: PA Wire

A €3.7 million ‘Champions Weekend’ initiative designed to boost Irish racing’s profile surged to ‘PR’ nirvana at the Curragh when Brown Panther carrie(...)

 Andrea Atzeni riding Kingston Hill win The Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes at Doncaster. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kingston Hill stayed on best of all to lift the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.The 9 to 4 favourite had been a doubt for the race due to the ground, (...)

 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(...)

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