Ryan Moore will ride Mogul for Aidan O’Brien in the Epsom Derby, one of his six entries as he looks to become the most successful trainer in the 240-year  history of the race. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A unique Investec Epsom Derby on Saturday could be the scene for a historic eighth victory in racing’s most prized contest by Aidan O’Brien. The Iris(...)

Séamus Heffernan celebrates Highland Reel’s victory in the Longines Turf race at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Photograph:  Sean M Haffey/Getty Images

It’s not contradictory that Séamus Heffernan is both racing’s most enduring understudy and one of the most successful Irish jockeys of all time. The (...)

Rachael Blackmore will ride trainer Emmet Mullins’s King Of The Throne in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore will have a shot at Classic glory in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby when she lines up in the Curragh’s €750,000 highlight. (...)

Chris Hayes is among a number of jockeys who have appeared in front of a panel and received a six-day ban on the same day. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has moved to speed up the process involved in penalising breaches of the whip rules by giving more responsibili(...)

Chris Hayes again picked up a six-day ban  after it was judged he had used his whip above shoulder height at Roscommon last month. Photograph: Inpho

Racing’s regulatory body has described the number of breaches of the whip rules as “unacceptable” and stood over its controversial new regulations. C(...)

The growing spate of whip rule breaches has prompted a stark warning from the Irish Jockeys Association (IJA) about a potential shortage of riders ava(...)

Jockey Chris Hayes with trainer Kevin Prendergast after Awtaad’s victory in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh in 2016.  Photograph:  Paul Mohan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Classic-winning jockey Chris Hayes has pointed to himself being one of three senior riders referred-on over their use of the whip last week as evidenc(...)

 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 (...)

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