Richard Hughes

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Sole Power ridden by Richard Hughes stretches away from the field to win the King’s Stand Stakes during day one of Royal Ascot. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Sole Power’s devastating acceleration came to the fore once again as the brilliant sprinter secured back-to-back victories in the King’s Stand Stakes (...)

Taghrooda, ridden by Paul Hanagan, wins the Oaks during Ladies Day at the Epsom Derby Festival. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

John Gosden reckons today’s Derby will be solo-show for Australia and if Aidan O’Brien’s blue-riband favourite wins with the same aplomb that Gosden’(...)

Simenon will again be ridden by Richard Hughes in the Japan Cup after the partnership’s creditable fourth in the Melbourne Cup earlier this month. Photograph: PA Wire

Willie Mullins’s weekend reach extends from Kilkenny to Ascot, and on to Tokyo where Simenon will fly the Irish flag in the €4.1 million Japan Cup.It(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins

It is 30 years since Ireland’s Stanerra memorably landed the Japan Cup and Simenon is on course to become just the eighth Irish-trained horse ever to (...)

Fiorente wins the Melbourne Cup from  Red Cadeaux, with  Irish-trained Simenon (left) back in fourth. Photograph: Mal Fairclough/AP

Simenon secured over €176,000 for finishing fourth in yesterday morning’s Melbourne Cup and Willie Mullins is now pondering the possibility of taking (...)

Willie Mullins’ Simenon during a trackwork at Flemington racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

It’s 10 years since Willie Mullins’s first attempt to win the Melbourne Cup provoked “Irish joke” headlines Down Under but the master-trainer hopes he(...)

Richard Hughes crossesthe finish line atop Chriselliam to win the Juvenile Fillies Turf during the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita. Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

Favourite Royal Delta ran out of steam to be thwarted in her bid to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff for a third consecutive time as Beholder(...)

The Willie Mullins-trained Simenon may miss out on Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup.

Emmet Mullins has plenty to worry about as he continues to oversee Simenon’s preparation for Tuesday’s Emirates Melbourne Cup. The nephew and assistan(...)

Princess Beatrice presents Royal Diamond jockey Johnny Murtagh with both the jockey and trainer trophies after his success on Royal Diamond  in the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Farhh ended his injury-littered racing career on a high with a brave victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.Training troubles have restricted t(...)

Patsy Byrne.

Tributes have been coming in from throughout the racing world after news of the death of Patsy Byrne. The Irishman was an admired figure around the gr(...)

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