Roger Varian

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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(...)

 Andrea Atzeni riding Kingston Hill celebrates after winning of The Racing Post Trophy  at Doncaster. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Kingston Hill became the latest horse to look a real Classic candidate in winning the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster.Held in the highest regard by Ro(...)

Toormore, seen here winning the National Stakes at the Curragh, will provide strong opposition to Aidan O’Brien’s four entries in the Racing Post Trophy. Photograph: Inpho.

Aidan O’Brien had to wait until War Command’s Dewhurst Stakes earlier this month to secure a first juvenile Group One prize of 2013 but could build on(...)

Aidan O’Brien

Cirrus Des Aigles was the clear market leader last night for the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday following the defect(...)

Sarah O’Brien with her parents Ann-Marie and Aidan after winning on Beach of Falesa at the Curragh. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ambivalent gave Newmarket trainer Roger Varian his first Group One success in Ireland with a gritty performance in the Oxigen Environment Pretty Polly(...)

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