apestry (Ryan Moore  -  left) beats Taghrooda to win the Darley Yorkshire Oaks Picture: PA

Tapestry weaves Taghrooda downfall

A Ladies Day crowd on the Knavesmire yesterday was left as surprised as connections of Taghrooda as the unbeaten record of a filly that had looked little short of exceptional was ended by Tapestry in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Jockey Jamie Spencer. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Spencer to retire at end of season

Jamie Spencer (pictured) will retire from riding at the end of the current season to take up a new role with Qatar Racing Ltd.

Willie Mullins: Trainer

Sweet-jumping Indevan delivers despite scare at third last

Willie Mullins’ Indevan easily reversed previous Kilbeggan form with Bally Longford in the Benchmark Hospitality Novice Chase at rain-swept Killarney last night.


Brooch finds plenty to justify favouritism

Dermot Weld’s Brooch put up a fine performance to land the Listed Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes at Killarney last night.


Indevan can turn the tables

Indevan is fancied to turn the form book upside down and beat Bally Longford in the Benchmark Hospitality Novice Chase at Killarney tonight.


Taghrooda eyes York glory ahead of Arc bid

Taghrooda could earn a tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe if she can clinch a third Group One of a glorious summer in today’s Darley Yorkshire Oaks.


‘He has to be up there with the very best’

A reputation can be made easily, but real achievements have to be earned on the track.


Kingston Hill in peak form for Voltigeur

St Leger favourite Kingston Hill puts his Classic credentials on the line in the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York today.


Blue is the colour for McCreery

Willie McCreery is optimistic Colour Blue can further showcase her consistent streak when she runs in the Listed Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes at Killarney today.


Australia team expect trip to suit

Australia tries what connections feel could be his ideal distance of a mile and quarter for the first time in the Juddmonte International at York today.

Aidan O'Brien

O’Brien concerned about Australia’s fitness

Aidan O’Brien has issued concerns over the potential fitness of Australia as the dual Derby winner is pitched into all-aged competition for the first time in the Juddmonte International at York tomorrow.


Grandma Dotty outbattles red-hot favourite

Grandma Dotty, dashingly ridden by Fran Berry, turned over hot-pot Clondaw Warrior in the Sean Cleary Memorial Handicap in Roscommon last night.


Chief can build on promising debut

Jim Bolger’s once-raced Ring Chief can land the Sligo Champion Supporting Sligo GAA Maiden at the western track tonight.

Gusty Rock (Davy Russell) jumps the last on his way to winning the Family Fun Afternoon At Tramore Races Maiden Hurdle. Picture: Caroline Norris

Gutsy Rock finds plenty to get off mark

"I didn’t think we would have many winners this week, he was our banker", said Pat Flynn, after his Gusty Rock had landed the Family Fun Afternoon Maiden Hurdle at the final stage of the Tramore festival yesterday.

Aidan O'Brien: The trainer's charge Qualify recorded an emphatic five and a half lengths win in the Irish Stallion farms 2-Y-0 Fillies Maiden.

Panama Hat defies handicapper and draw to complete five-timer

The Andy Oliver-trained Panama Hat completed a superb five-timer when defying the handicapper and a high draw in yesterday’s finale in Dundalk, the featured, €50,000 Red God Handicap.

Willie Mullins

Warrior impossible to oppose

Easily the most interesting horse on view at Roscommon tonight is Willie Mullins’ Clondaw Warrior in the Sean Cleary Memorial Handicap.

Joseph O'Brien: Positive ride

Magician second in Million

Magician was denied a second major win America as Hardest Core recorded a surprise success in the Arlington Million.

John Gosden: Trainer

Kingman reigns supreme in Marois

There had been a worry over whether Kingman would even take part in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, but John Gosden’s colt reigned supreme yet again once he took to the track for a fourth consecutive Group One victory yesterday.