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Cristian Demuro celebrates French Derby victory on Sottsass. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Sottsass sprang a surprise when outgunning Persian King to land the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club in record time at Chantilly. Cristian Demuro brought th(...)

Chester Vase winner Sir Dragonet has been declared for Saturday’s Epsom Derby. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Chester Vase winner Sir Dragonet heads Aidan O’Brien’s seven runners in a field of 13 declared for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday. The son o(...)

Circus Maximus (R) scored for Aidan O’Brien at Chester under Ryan Moore. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Circus Maximus was a workmanlike winner of the Homeserve Dee Stakes at Chester. Aidan O’Brien’s colt, who was a close-up fourth behind subsequent 200(...)

Royal Marine ridden by Oisín Murphy wins the Gary Reid Memorial British EBF Maiden Stakes during day three of the 2018 William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse on Friday. Photograph:  Tim Goode/PA Wire

Oisín Murphy doesn’t mind selfies. He’s used to them. He is after all probably the hottest young jockey in Europe right now. But it’s nothing to do wi(...)

Highland Reel is set to make his final appearance in the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty

Aidan O’Brien admits it will be hard to replace Highland Reel as he prepares to take a final bow in the Longines Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin on Sunday. (...)

 Willie Mullins:  has contenders in big races in France and Australia this weekend. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins will bid for a second ‘Leger’ success by saddling Renneti for Sunday’s €350,000 Prix Royal Oak at Saint-Cloud. The champion jumps tra(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: will be hoping Butterscotch can prove his worth at Newmarket. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Butterscotch might not be one of Aidan O’Brien’s juvenile stars, but she can show she is no slouch in the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket. The (...)

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore with Churchill after winning the 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh in May. Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Barney Roy, Churchill and Ulysses are the headline names among 15 confirmations for Wednesday’s Juddmonte International Stakes at York. The Sir Micha(...)

Here Comes When ridden by jockey Jim Crowley (centre) on his way to winning the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

If joy was an understandable emotion for the connections of Wednesday’s shock 20-1 Qatar Sussex Stakes winner Here Comes When, Aidan O’Brien was left(...)

Aidan O’Brien could run four in the Doncaster St Leger. Photograph: Getty

Aidan O’Brien could possibly run three horses alongside red-hot favourite Idaho in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster. Placed in the Derby at Epsom (...)

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