Brian O'connor

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“Even in the event of a no-deal exit we would hope Ireland will still be dealt with as a single unit for animal disease purposes,” said HRI’s Brian Kavanagh. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Irish racing’s efforts to prepare for a potentially disastrous no-deal Brexit are gathering pace although the sector is currently a “prisoner of the m(...)

Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy comes home to win the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With 50 days to the start of the Cheltenham festival, connections of Presenting Percy are keeping fingers firmly crossed they will be able to get vita(...)

 Robbie Power on Fox Norton winning the BoyleSports Champion Steeplechase at Punchestown Festival in 2017. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Robbie Power will try to stop Altior’s winning streak when teaming up with Fox Norton in Ascot’s three-runner Grade One feature on Saturday. T(...)

 Sean Flanagan on Tout Est Permis  winning the Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Steeplechase at Navan Racecourse in November. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Tout Est Permis will try to maintain his unbeaten record for new trainer Noel Meade at Thurles on Sunday and maybe in the process fo(...)

The packed grandstands at Leopardstown this Christmas. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Students and pensioners will be able to buy online tickets in advance of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in just over two weeks’ time. The(...)

Sizing John: former Cheltenham Gold Cup hero could return to action at Leopardstown.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

The chances of 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John returning to action at the Dublin Racing Festival could have increased with up to two inches (...)

David Mullins on Kemboy clears the last to win The Savills Chase at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins is concerned time may be running out to get vital experience into his best novices ahead of the Cheltenham festival in eight weeks’ tim(...)

Paul Townend onboard Un De Sceaux comes home to win the The Devenish Steeplechase at 2018 Fairyhouse Racing Festival on April 2nd, 2018 Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Alitor is an imposing challenge in his way but a remarkable Grade One four-timer still looks to be in Un De Sceaux’s sights at Ascot on Saturday. &nb(...)

Concerns are growing about how a hard boder could impact the regulation of horse racing in Ireland. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s regulatory body says uncertainty exists over the implications of Brexit for its logistical administration of the sport here. Racing ha(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins is not concerned about a flat start to the new year that has yielded just four wins from 26 runners. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Willie Mullins has dismissed any significance to a dip in the usual strike rate of his hugely powerful string during the opening weeks of the new year(...)

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