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Phoenix Of Spain lands shock Irish Guineas success as big two disappoint

Phoenix Of Spain was a surprise winner of the Group 1 Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (1600m) at the Curragh on Saturday, defeating Too Darn Hot for Charlie Hills and Jamie Spencer.

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Battaash secures back-to-back Temple Stakes with impressive victory

Battaash showed an electric turn of foot to decisively land back-to-back runnings of the Group 2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (1000m) at Haydock on Saturday under Jim Crowley and round off a golden half-hour for trainer Charlie Hills.

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Lightning strikes twice as Rhaegar takes Futurity at Ellerslie

Cambridge trainers Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman have trained two Karaka yearling purchases in the white, red and green colours of the Zame family, and both of them are now black-type winners.

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Sidelined William Buick reveals he is suffering from post head-injury syndrome

William Buick does not know when he will be able to return to the saddle as he recovers from a fall that has left him with post head-injury syndrome.

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Hello Youmzain upsets Calyx with decisive victory in Sandy Lane Stakes

Calyx, who? The 2-13 favourite, who was the ante-post market leader for the Commonwealth Cup after three victories, was firmly put in his place by Hello Youmzain, who coasted clear under Kevin Stott in the Armstrong Aggregates Sandy Lane Stakes.

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Mehdaayih supplemented for Friday's Investec Oaks and Old Persian added to the Coronation Cup

Supplementary entry Mehdaayih headlines 16 contenders going forward for the £523,750 G1 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on day one of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec Ladies' Day, Friday, May 31.

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UK racing looks to the weekend

On to the racing this weekend and I now have a lot to live up to, but thankfully we have some pretty decent stuff to look at from the likes of Chester Goodwood York and Haydock – as well as the little matter of the Irish 1000 and 2000 Guineas from The Curragh of course.

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UK jockey Tom Marquand succeeds with appeal over Bath suspension

UK jockey Tom Marquand succeeds with appeal over Bath nine day suspension for careless riding

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Barney Roy all set for Royal Ascot after striking Longchamp success

Barney Roy continued his comeback when getting up to score cosily in the Listed Prix Montretout at Longchamp and secure his spot in the Godolphin team for Royal Ascot.

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Calyx out to blitz rivals again in Sandy Lane to set up Commonwealth Cup tilt

Calyx went so fast at Ascot last time he blew Frankie Dettori's cap right off and replacement Rab Havlin may well have to hold on to his at Haydock.

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Derby winner Masar 'coming along nicely' and on course for Royal Ascot

Last season's Investec Derby hero Masar continues to please trainer Charlie Appleby and has been pencilled into the trainers' strong squad of older horses for Royal Ascot next month.

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Key questions as Battaash, Kachy and Mabs Cross clash in Temple Stakes thriller

If his hotheaded tendencies have been consigned to the past, then Battaash could be ready to take the sprint division by storm again.

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Irish 1,000 Guineas final field: Newmarket heroine Hermosa heads ten runners

Hermosa will face nine rivals in a bid to become the fourth filly to complete the English and Irish 1,000 Guineas double on Sunday.

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What they say: key trainer quotes for the Irish 2,000 Guineas

Magna Grecia, winner of the Qipco 2,000 Guineas three weeks ago, will be attempting to become the fifth Aidan O’Brien-trained colt to complete the Newmarket-Curragh Guineas double when he clashes with Too Darn Hot and 12 other rivals in the Tattersalls-sponsored Classic.

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Private Secretary lands Listed Cocked Hat Stakes to continue rise up the ranks

Private Secretary will swerve the world's premier Classic at Epsom next week, but is 14-1 with Paddy Power for the world's oldest after a stylish success in the Listed Cocked Hat Stakes at Goodwood.

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