Ryan Moore wins at Newmarket on  US Navy Flag. Europe’s champion juvenile of 2017 is one of 15 left in the €600,000 Poule d’Essai Des Poulains. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien already has this season’s English 2,000 Guineas in the bag courtesy of Saxon Warrior and will pursue a fifth success in the French versi(...)

Gustav Klimt: The Galileo colt won impressively at Leopardstown three weeks ago and has topped the 2,000 Guineas betting since. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien will bid for a first American classic victory in the Kentucky Derby although it promises to be business as usual for the Irishman when E(...)

Uncertainty about the composition of any overseas challenge means Aidan O’Brien is odds-on to bridge a six year gap since the last of his record seven(...)

Rain Goddess ridden by Ryan Moore (centre) wins the Snow Fairy Stakes during Tipperary Crystal Race Day at Curragh Racecourse on Sunday. Photograph: PA Wire

The Curragh’s final card prior to its “Irish Champions Weekend” date in a fortnight inevitably contained a sense of prelude but Aidan O’Brien continue(...)

Permian ridden by  William Buick wins the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot. The Godolphin charge won’t be appearing in the Irish Derby. Photograph:   John Walton/PA

 A resurgent Godolphin took its Coolmore Stud rival to the wire at Royal Ascot but a Dubai Duty Irish Derby head-to-head between racing’s great s(...)

Willie Penrose (Labour TD) Bet Of Meeting Yorkhill in the JLT is my banker. He comes to himself at this time of year with a bit of good ground. Lay(...)

A Shin Hikari comes to Royal Ascot after a 10-length success at Chantilly last month. Photograph:  Getty Images

A Shin Hikari is not the most original choice for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes but he certainly appears the one to beat in the feature event on day tw(...)

Anamba, seen here winning at Leopardstown last September,  won the Owenstown Stud Stakes on Sunday.Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Racing’s rhythm meant Sunday’s Naas action drummed to a Royal Ascot beat but despite a Listed race double the rumbling road towards the most open Inve(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Jim Bolger: will continue to be one of Godolphin’s three trainers in Ireland.  Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Sheikh Mohammed’s plans for a new streamlined Godolphin bloodstock operation will have no impact on his Irish racing interests with the ruler of Duba(...)

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