Sire De Grugy has had a spectacular year so far

Sire aims to finish year in style

13.02 Sire De Grugy faces seven rivals as he bids to end his spectacular season on a high by successful defending his crown in the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday.

Willie Mullins' French import Un De Sceaux raced twice in his native land before being making the move to Closutton

Sceaux returning to Auteil

23 Apr Un De Sceaux is set to return to Auteuil on Saturday instead of lining up in the Racing Post Champion Hurdle at next week's Punchestown Festival.

Our Channel and Ryan Moore (yellow and black silks) repelled the challenge of the fast-finishing Marzocco

Channel secures Derby berth with Epsom win

23 Apr William Haggas could put his perfect Epsom Derby record on the line after Our Channel's narrow victory in the Investec Derby Trial earned the colt a guaranteed place in the Classic on 7 June.

Euro Charline enjoyed a fitness edge when chasing home Sandiva in the Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket last week

Euro could be added to 1000 Guineas

23 Apr Marco Botti has revealed connections of Euro Charline are considering supplementing the exciting filly for the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on Sunday week.

Richard Hannon's Toormore is a  top-price 7-1 for the 2000 Guineas

Hannon's three-pronged assault on Guineas

22 Apr Richard Hannon has confirmed he will be triple-handed in his bid to train a Classic winner in his own right at the first attempt with Night Of Thunder and Shifting Power joining leading light Toormore in the Qipco 2000 Guineas.

Rizeena landed last season's Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh

Pride of Brittain shines ahead of 1000 Guineas

22 Apr Rizeena had her trainer Clive Brittain purring with enthusiasm after she turned in an electric workout on the Newmarket gallops as part of her preparation for the Qipco 1000 Guineas.

Shutthefrontdoor (cheekpieces) recorded his second win of the season in the feature at Fairyhouse

Shutthefrontdoor claims Irish Grand National

21 Apr Jonjo O'Neill won the Boylesports Irish Grand National for the second time in eight years as the well-backed 8-1 favourite Shutthefrontdoor prevailed in a thrilling finish at Fairyhouse.

Arc heroine Treve is the highest-rated horse in training

Glorious Ganay in prospect at Longchamp

21 Apr Sunday's Prix Ganay looks like being a clash between France's best horse and its most popular one with Cirrus Des Aigles being a confirmed starter for trainer Corine Barande-Barbe.

Dermot Weld (L) and Pat Smullen enjoyed a double success at Cork

Weld and Smullen on double at Cork

19 Apr Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen have been in terrific form since the new Flat season opened and they kept the ball rolling with a double from Alkasser and Nonchalant at Cork.

Barry Geraghty will partner Shutthefrontdoor (L) for the National at Fairyhouse

Jonjo plumps for Geraghty on Shutthefrontdoor

18 Apr Barry Geraghty partners the well-fancied Shutthefrontdoor as a maximum field of 30 runners will go to post in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.

Cork racing gets under way at 2.25 on Saturday

Cork preview

18 Apr Aidan O'Brien will saddle his first juvenile runner of 2014 when The Warrior begins his career in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden (2.25) at Cork.


Doyle seeking Fairyhouse pointers

17 Apr Tim Doyle's Mallowney is likely to put his Punchestown Festival credentials on the line at Fairyhouse on Sunday as long as the ground is not too fast.

Frankie Dettori riding Sandiva (L) wins The Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes

Sandiva gives Dettori a boost in Nell Gwyn

16 Apr Frankie Dettori can look towards Guineas weekend with a positive feeling about at least one Classic ride after the courageous performance of Sandiva in the Lanwades Stud Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket.