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Séamie Heffernan wins the Beresford Stakes on Luxembourg at the Curragh  in September. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hot favourite Luxembourg is set to face seven rivals in the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday. Impressive on his racecourse debut at Ki(...)

William Buick aboard Native Trail (right, in Godolphin blue livery) wins the bet365 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket last July. File photograph: Getty

Native Trail will face seven rivals when he puts his unbeaten record on the line in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday. Since making(...)

Colin Keane on Sacred Bridge come home to win the  Ballyhane Stakes at Naas at the start of August. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

With a big money prize already under her belt the unbeaten Sacred Bridge could tee herself up for a shot at Group One glory at the Curragh on Friday e(...)

Oisin Murphy on board Alcohol Free (L) took the Coronation Cup at Royal Ascot. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Rarely has a jockey redeemed themselves so spectacularly - or quickly - as Oisin Murphy did at Royal Ascot on Friday. Having committed a blatant case(...)

Ryan Moore rides Aidan O’Brien’s Ontario in Thursday’s Dee Stakes at Chester. Photograph:  Alan Crowhust/PA Wire

Ontario bids to continue Aidan O’Brien’s recent Dee Stakes domination at Chester on Thursday. The Ballydoyle handler has saddled six of the last eigh(...)

Robbie Power celebrates victory on Supasundae at the 2018 Punchestown Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robbie Power hailed Supasundae a “fantastic servant” after the triple Grade One winner was retired from racing. Having claimed Cheltenham Festival gl(...)

Dual British champion jockey Oisín Murphy has been banned for three months by France Galop after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/PA Wire

Irish jockey Oisín Murphy has been handed a three-month ban by the French racing authorities after testing positive for cocaine. Murphy, 25, and from(...)

Jye McNeil and Twilight Payment took the Melbourne Cup for Joseph O’Brien. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty

Joseph O’Brien sent out his second winner of the Lexus Melbourne Cup as Twilight Payment triumphed in the Group One contest at Flemington. O’Brien cl(...)

Anthony Van Dyck, seen here on the way to winning the  Epsom Derby in 2019, will run in Saturday’s Caulfield Cup in Melbourne. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Last year’s Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck is the headline act going into Saturday’s $5 million Caulfield Cup, the first major objective for the large Ir(...)

Alcohol Free ridden by jockey Oisin Murphy wins the Cheveley Park Stakes, with Miss Amulet in second. Photograph: PA

Alcohol Free prevailed in a tight finish for the Group One Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket. Andrew Balding’s filly was less exposed than(...)

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