Gerry McIlroy’s successful  lucrative bet on his son’s British Open success inspired Vinny Fitzpatrick to wager on his son’s future sporting successes. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/RPA

Watching the Tour de France survivors snake their way through the Pyrenees, it struck Vinny Fitzpatrick he would get juicy odds on Oisín, his brawny b(...)

The company, which operates 20 stores in the Republic, said it recorded a positive performance in Ireland from the Cheltenham Festival

Bookmaker Ladbrokes recorded net revenues for its Irish operations which were down 12.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 The company attributed t(...)

More than 100,000 people  are expected to attend the Punchestown national hunt racing festival this week. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Over 700 Irish and overseas businesses will be entertaining at the Punchestown national hunt racing festival this week, which is expected to contri(...)

Hornby paid £600,000 to end agreement with Chinese supplier

Hornby, the maker of model trains, Corgi toys and Scalextric sets, has issued its third profit warning in less than two years after being hit b(...)

Increased tax on high stakes gambling machines is likely to cost William Hill £22 million a year, the British bookmaker said today, raising its(...)

First Lieutenant (centre) finishes second, beaten a length and a half, to Bobs Worth (left) in the Lexus Chase and could renew rivalry in the Gold Cup on Friday week.

It is 40 years since Mouse Morris first tasted Cheltenham success but the trainer who has rarely if ever made a wrong festival move admits he i(...)

Ladbrokes said operating profit would take a hit in the first half of 2014 due to upgrades to its online service. Photo: Bloomberg News

Britain’s second-biggest bookmaker, Ladbrokes, said operating profit would take a hit in the first half of 2014 due to upgrades to its online (...)

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Owner Michael O’Leary, jockey Brian O’Connell and trainer Phillip Fenton celebrate Last Instalment’s victory in the Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho/Morgan Treacy

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud, owner of the Philip Fenton-trained Last Instalment, insist the horse remains (...)

Dunguib: can €40,000 Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle at Navan on Sunday.

Last Instalment completed a fairytale comeback result in last weekend’s Hennessy Gold Cup and while such fairytal(...)