Conor O Dwyer

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Richie Tuohy and Orlagh Eichholz behind the flag that made headlines in 2012. Photograph: Ronan Palliser

The Co Limerick man who captured the German nation’s hearts and the Irish public’s imagination with a cheeky flag has now captured the heart of a Germ(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Royal Caviar leads over the last from Davy Russell on Some Plan in the 2017 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Paul Townend will be crowned champion jockey at the end of next week’s Punchestown festival. Rachael Blackmore is runner-up after her groundbreaking s(...)

JP McManus: the wealthy businessman, gambler and racing magnate remains a largely inscrutable figure.   Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

JP McManus is 67 today. Birthday presents are mostly superfluous when you can count your money in billions although the queue to provide them is still(...)

Ruby Walsh, on Vroum Vroum Mag, celebrates winning the fourth race of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Fresh from a remarkably successful Christmas, Ruby Walsh has three rides at Punchestown’s New Year’s Eve card.  The champion jockey rode 1(...)

Pat Smullen rides Fair Eva in Thursday’s Group Two Lowther Stakes at York. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Pat Smullen is set for a busy week at York’s Ebor festival but prior to that Ireland’s champion jockey can keep the home fires burning on board Almana(...)

Jack Kennedy with Clarecam at Gigginstown Stud. “I can safely say I’ve never seen anyone so complete at 17. He’s a fantastic natural talent,” says Conor O’Dwyer. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At 17 Ruby Walsh was studying for his Leaving Cert. Tony McCoy was only six weeks shy of 18 before he rode his first winner. Putting Jack Kennedy in c(...)

Horse power: France’s Mathieu Bastareaud and Alexandre Flanquart training in Cardiff. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

It was fairly quiet on Cardiff’s western front on Friday night, as Irish rugby fans took a leaf out of Joe Schmidt’s playbook by trying not to peak to(...)

Tony McCoy’s addiction to winning and fear of not doing the job properly has fuelled the jockey’s phenomenal career. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tony McCoy’s seminal career is the product of a unique individual, so unique there appears to be little concern in racing that his decision to retire(...)

1996 Gold Cup winner Imperial Call, pictured here with Ruby Walsh onboard at Punchestown in 1999, has died age 25
Gold Cup hero Imperial Call dies
  • Racing
  • November 29, 2014, 12:13

Imperial Call, the 1996 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, has died aged 25.The four-times Grade One scorer enjoyed his finest moment on a racetrack under th(...)

A file shot of trainer Dessie Hughes (left) who has died aged 71 with jockey Bryan Cooper. Photograph: PA

Tributes have been paid to Irish horse racing great Dessie Hughes, who has died aged 71.The jockey-turned-trainer, who enjoyed success on both fronts (...)

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