Ken Condon

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Frankie Dettori celebrates as he crosses the line on Golden Horn in the Epsom Derby. Trainer John Gosden looks like turning down a free entry into the Curragh Derby for his Epsom winner.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Epsom hero Golden Horn is set to turn down a free ticket into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, but the Curragh authorities are continuing to “spre(...)

William Buick riding Golden Horn to victory in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

An attritional run-in has resulted in an Epsom Derby shape that would have seemed unlikely at the start of the season but which could provide Frankie (...)

Hurricane Fly bids to add the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil to his record breaking Grade 1 tally  tomorrow. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Ken Condon and Shane Foley face into potentially the most significant weekend of their careers, but whatever the fate of Success Days in today’s Epso(...)

Seamie Heffernan onboard Mekong River wins the race ahead of Kevin Manning on Parish Hall. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

JP McManus’s Iveagh Gardens sprang a 25-1 shock when beating Found in last month’s Athasi Stakes and could return to the Curragh on Sunday for another(...)

Pat Smullen is confident Zawraq has everything required for the Epsom Derby. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Stamina question-marks hang over Zawraq ahead of Saturday’s Investec Epsom Derby but Pat Smullen believes the colt represents his best chance yet of (...)

New Bay ridden by Vincent Cheminaud winning the French Derby ahead of Highland Reel. Photograph: Thomas Samson

Aidan O’Brien came up just short of securing a first French Derby success when Highland Reel found New Bay too good at Chantilly on Sunday, but atte(...)

Success Days ridden by Shane Foley races clear of the field on the way to winning the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown.  Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

Success Days once again relished the testing conditions as he swept to an emphatic victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown.Surpris(...)

  Zawraq, ridden by Pat Smullen, comes home alone to win the  2,000 Guineas Trial  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Dermot Weld’s stunning start to the flat season continued with a near 39-1 Leopardstown four-timer that featured a genuine classic contender in Zawra(...)

Fortria Steeplechase winner Flemenstar, ridden Andrew Lynch, comes home to take the honours at Navan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

He sported a new noseband and his reception in the winner’s enclosure was more polite than raucous, but it was very much business as usual for Flemens(...)

First Cornerstone, ridden by Chris Hayes, wins the Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes at the Curragh last August. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

 Andy Oliver is based in something of a racing outpost but he hopes to move to Classic centre-stage at the Curragh thi(...)

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