Eddie O'leary

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Rachael Blackmore celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle, her first Grade One success on Irish soil, with Honeysuckle at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore rides A Toi Phil in Monday’s Boyelsports Irish Grand National but even a win in Fairyhouse’s €500,000 feature might struggle to comp(...)

Apples’s Jade in distinctive Gigginstown maroon livery is likely to lead another formidable squad into action at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A year ago Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary enjoyed his most successful ever Cheltenham but even his own Gigginstown Stud team suspect bookmakers are righ(...)

Ruby Walsh on Bellshill, left,  takes The Unibet Irish Gold Cup on the line from Sean Flanagan on Road to Respect at the Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown. Photograph: morgan Treacy/Inpho

Bellshill gave Willie Mullins a perfect 10th success in Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup after a decimated field for the Dublin Racing Festival’s €225,0(...)

Paul Townend guiding Benie de Dieux to victory in the Mares’ Champion Hurdle at Punchestown last April. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Benie Des Dieux is on course to try and retain her OLBG Mares’ Hurdle crown at Cheltenham in March and, potentially, face another mouthwatering clash (...)

Samcro was beaten for a third time this season at Leopardstown over Christmas, quickly fading to fifth in the Ryanair Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Samcro will be left in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at next week’s entry stage but is “very, very, very doubtful” to make the Cheltenham festival. Mich(...)

Road To Respect, seen here winning the JNwine.com Champion Chase  at Down Royal at the start of November, is looking for a repeat win in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Road To Respect is on course to try and record back-to-back victories in Leopardstown’s €175,000 Savills Chase over Christmas. The Noel Meade-trained(...)

Samcro (left) is well beaten by Buveur D’Air  in the  Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph:   Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team is not for changing course with its Champion Hurdle plans, and Samcro remains the Ryanair boss’s big hope of a(...)

Samcro: will be reunited with Jack Kennedy  in the highly-competitive Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has another Winter Festival feast in his sights at Fairyhouse tomorrow although hors d’oeuvres hardly come more substanti(...)

 Davy Russell is set to team up with Tiger Roll for the first time in almost four years at Aintree.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

 Davy Russell, and those punters who’ve made Tiger Roll favourite with some firms for Saturday’s Randox Grand National, are likely to know their (...)

Unless the weather goes “Sodom and Gomorrah”, Ballymore will be the plan for Samcro, said Eddie O’Leary.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Uncertainty about likely ground conditions is dominating the run-in to Cheltenham next week, although Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team insists (...)

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