Eddie O Leary

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 Keith Donoghue riding Tiger Roll clear of the last to win The Glenfarclas Steeple Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Generally speaking, Irish racing fans aren’t partial to the more sentimental excesses that some racehorses can provoke in Britain. But Wednesday’s C(...)

Apple’s Jade:  a 5-4 favourite for  Saturday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle. She  is bidding to become the  first mare in 16 years to land the €175,000 Day One feature. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The pressure appears to be on Leopardstown to provide “safe” going for this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival. Such ground conditions have been desc(...)

 Barry Geraghty riding Buveur D’Air (left) pipped  Melon by a neck to claim the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Buveur D’Air’s shock defeat at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day rejuvenated the Champion Hurdle picture so Samcro gets a chance to get back into the champi(...)

Samcro looks set to take on Buveur D’Air at Newcastle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jockey Jack Kennedy believes the Newcastle track can play to Samcro’s strengths when Michael O’Leary’s hugely exciting young star faces the biggest te(...)

Jack Kennedy and Samcro after victory in the 2018 Ballymore at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A final decision on whether Samcro goes chasing or stays over hurdles this season has yet to be made and a call on whether or not he returns at Down R(...)

Rachael Blackmore.: “I don’t want to change anything. I cannot believe how well it is going so I just want to remain on a low profile.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In the darkest, pokiest corner of Punchestown we can find, Rachael Blackmore takes her seat and submits to the awfulness of it all. Given the choice(...)

Jack Kennedy onboard Samcro celebrates winning the first race of the day at Cheltenham. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Samcro’s trainer Gordon Elliott has said he would love to win a Champion Hurdle but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team insists no decision has be(...)

  Saxon Warrior won the Beresford Stakes for trainer Aidan O’Brien last year before going on to win the  2000 Guineas  at Newmarket this year. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A remarkable 18th success in the historic Beresford Stakes could be on the cards for Aidan O’Brien this Sunday. The €110,000 Group Two feature at Naa(...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy and owner Michael O’Leary with Samcro after winning the Ballymore Novices Hurdle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Some of Europe’s elite flat talent will be on show at the upcoming Irish Champions Weekend. Although it is plans for jump racing’s most exciting young(...)

Robbie Power riding Supasundae clear the last to win in the Betdaq  Champion Hurdle at Punchestown  on Friday, after Samcro’s dramatic fall. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A Punchestown festival already full of drama took another twist on Friday when the pioneering amateur jockey Katie Walsh retired from the saddle on th(...)

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