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Horse-racing - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

O'Brien and Moore look to maintain stunning start at Royal Ascot

The Irish trainer celebrated two high-profile winners yesterday, including Circus Maximus in the St James’ Palace Stakes.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Donn McClean: Lots of Irish chances still to come as Royal Ascot starts at full speed

You don’t ease your way in at Royal Ascot, writes Donn McClean. You don’t have the chance.

Circus Maximus and Aidan O'Brien celebrate record win at Royal Ascot

Ryan Moore guided the the 10-1 shot to a battling victory over Too Darn Hot and King Of Comedy.

Aidan O'Brien brings powerful team of 11 to Royal Ascot's opening day

O’Brien is the favourite to retain the top trainer crown.

Horse-racing - Sunday 16 June, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

All the action from a different angle.

Horse-racing - Friday 14 June, 2019

Weekend Tips: Son of Sea The Stars can swell the coffers ahead of Ascot

Thom Malone runs through his picks from Saturday’s racing.

Johnny Ward: Strong field goes to post in the race to be Ireland's next top jockey

Paul Townend will step into the void left by Ruby Walsh, but there are a host of other pretenders to the throne.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Meath trainer Lavery 'heartbroken' as Ascot hopeful Lady Kaya dies

The three-year-old suffered a broken leg this morning.

Donn McClean: O'Brien primed to continue his outstanding record at Royal Ascot

Hermosa and Ten Sovereigns top of the list for the Ballydoyle maestro.

Horse-racing - Friday 7 June, 2019

Weekend tips: Mullins will prevail with first Flat runner at Haydock

Thom Malone runs through his picks from Ireland, the UK and the US.

Johnny Ward: Racing needs to find common ground with Green Wave or risk being swept away

Irish industry has to up its game and start thinking green, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Thomas Hobson in line for Ascot return as Mullins eyes Gold Cup

The champion Irish jumps trainer has trained three of the last four winners of the Ascot Stakes.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Power to miss at least a month of action after fracturing vertebra

The 37-year-old was unseated from the Joseph O’Brien-trained Anywayyoulookatit last Tuesday.

Donn McClean: Ballydoyle puzzle as tricky as ever following five-star Derby day

Aidan O’Brien joined an elite group with Anthony van Dyck’s win on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Monday 3 June, 2019

'My Mum passed away and it made me look at life differently': Jay Tabb on his jockey dreams

The former Ireland U-21 midfielder has enjoyed an inexplicably varied retirement but is now dedicating himself to horse racing.

Horse-racing - Sunday 2 June, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

All the action from a different angle.

Horse-racing - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Joy for O'Brien, as Anthony leads home a 1-2-3-4-5-6 for Ireland in Epsom Derby

It was an incredible result for Irish trained horses as they were responsible for the first six home.

Horse-racing - Friday 31 May, 2019

O'Brien denied Oaks glory as Anapurna sees off trainer's four-pronged challenge

Pink Dogwood was beaten into second place by Anapurna and Frankie Dettori.

Weekend tips: Broome can cement O'Brien's greatness with seventh Epsom Derby victory

Galileo looms large on tomorrow’s Classic, writes Thom Malone.

'Three grand is all he cost! Can you imagine?' It's a long way from Tipperary for unlikely Epsom Dash favourite Hathiq

Trainer Denis Hogan could be headline racing news in Britain this weekend.

Horse-racing - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Madhmoon's Epsom Derby bid leaves trainer Prendergast and jockey Hayes full of hope

The son of Dawn Approach is an 11-1 shot for Saturday’s Classic.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Hermosa reasserts her star quality in dominant Irish Guineas victory

Donn McClean reflects on a busy weekend of racing action at The Curragh.

Horse-racing - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Brilliant Hermosa captures Irish 1,000 Guineas double for O'Brien and Moore

A great run at the Curragh saw her add to her previous win at Newmarket.

O'Brien gives Sir Dragonet the green light for Epsom

Trainer Aidan O’Brien suggested the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly could have been an alternative option.

Horse-racing - Friday 24 May, 2019

Weekend tips: Surprise inclusion can prove Too Darn Hot in Irish 2,000 Guineas

There’s the first Irish Classics of 2019 at the newly-revamped Kildare course, and we throw an eye towards Haydock for the Temple Stakes.

New-look Curragh must get back to roots to help expensive makeover succeed

The newly-impressive venue needs to to do more to attract local people who fell out of love with it, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Aidan O'Brien's expectations high for Epsom Derby challenge

Sir Dragonet is a best-priced 7-2 favourite for the Derby and is set to be joined by a host of stablemates.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Donn McClean: Naas trials leave O'Brien with a hot hand for Royal Ascot

Etoile’s Group 3 win leaves her primed for the Albany Stakes, writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Sunday 19 May, 2019

O'Brien mops up on Royal Ascot Trials Day, as Russell wins big in France

Russell added the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris to his already incredible CV.

Oasis-inspired chant for Frank Lampard, Mayo fans in New York and more Tweets of the week

Also featuring Cillian Sheridan and Stephen Elliott.

Horse-racing - Saturday 18 May, 2019

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Brilliant Benie Des Dieux wins French Champion Hurdle for Mullins

Willie Mullins wins famous French race for a fifth time.

Horse-racing - Friday 17 May, 2019

Come on the Fame! Blackrock Racing Syndicate celebrate victory, while Capri's drive for five is halted

The Joseph O’Brien-trained horse won the inaugural running of the Microsoft Cup Lady Riders Handicap.

Weekend tips: Focusing on the action while 'Arma-Giggin' consequences remain far from a dead cert

At the end of a week in which Michael O’Leary revealed plans to scale back his Gigginstown operation, our tipster Thom Malone looks to the immediate future.

In Camelot: Expect the O'Brien dynasty to continue domination

Aidan O’Brien’s son Donnacha is eyeing a career change, writes Johnny Ward.

Different class: champion jockey Donnacha O'Brien looking towards the future with trainers' course

‘The plan for now is to continue riding,’ he says.

Horse-racing - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Gold Cup hope Capri out to give O'Brien fifth successive Saval Beg triumph at Leopardstown

The Irish Derby and St Leger winner is an 8-1 shot for next month’s Gold Cup.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

'Loss of Michael O'Leary's financial investment will be felt across the board' - Ruby Walsh

It was announced yesterday that operations at the Gigginstown House Stud are to be brought to a halt.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Remember Quevega? Cheltenham superstar's first daughter makes winning start for Mullins

Princess Vega made her racecourse debut at Tramore.

Michael O'Leary stuns jump racing world with plan to wind down Gigginstown operation

The scaling back policy will will take place over the next few years.

Donn McClean: O'Brien's Sir Dragonet gives plenty to ponder as Derby looms

Derby trials are popping up all over to present a changing picture of prospects at Epsom.