Seamie Heffernan riding Anthony Van Dyck  wins The Investec Derby Stakes at Epsom.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien was fresh from a record-equalling seventh Epsom Derby triumph with Anthony Van Dyck 24 hours earlier but his Prix Du Jockey Club hoodoo(...)

Ballinrobe fixture was abandoned after three races when safety concerns about the ground were expressed to the stewards.

On the back of last week’s controversial abandonment at Ballinrobe the feasibility of on-the-spot rearrangement of races rather than simply cancelling(...)

Séamus Heffernan could ride Aidan O’Brien’s Gustav Klimt in the  Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Séamus Heffernan is in the frame for the plum ride on ante-post favourite Gustav Klimt in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. With Ryan (...)

If O’Brien fails to secure the world record at Doncaster, he will have two more chances at Saint-Cloud where he has won both of the big races four times each in the past. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien is long odds-on to set a new world for Group One victories in a calendar year with three top-flight races up for grabs in England and Fr(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) on the way to  winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photograph:   PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien won a 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday when the Séamus Heffernan ridden Capri won the €1.5 million Curragh highlight at odds(...)

Seamus Heffernan:  can look forward to half a dozen rides at Leopardstown, headed by Derby prospect Yucatan.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Seamus Heffernan is on board Aidan O’Brien’s Qipco 2,000 Guineas outsider Spirit Of Valor at Newmarket on Saturday but skips Sunday’s 1,000 Guineas to(...)

Highland Reel:  “When he gets in the lead in these mile and a half races he is difficult to stop,” says Ryan Moore. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

 The start of Ireland’s 2017 turf flat campaign is, as usual, wedged between Cheltenham and the start of Grand National season. But it’s not just(...)

Irish Racehorse Trainers Association spokesman Michael Grassick: “That’s the main worry for trainers right now, the fact that veterinary evidence is irrelevant,” he said. Photograph: Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers says it has concerns about aspects of the Turf Club’s new “non-trier” regulations which came into f(...)

 Trainer Johnny Murtagh was hit with a €2,000 penalty over the  running and riding of Tobacco Bay at Dundalk on Friday night. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Johnny Murtagh has decided not to appeal the €2,000 penalty he picked up over the running and riding of Tobacco Bay in Dundalk on Friday night. As w(...)

 Highland Reel ridden by jockey Seamus Heffernan wins the Longines Turf race on day two of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup  at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Photograph:  Harry How/Getty Images

Highland Reel secured Aidan O’Brien an 11th Breeders Cup success in Saturday night’s $4million Turf at Santa Anita and the colt could next attempt to (...)

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