Ellie Mac

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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(...)

Racegoers pictured at Leopardstown Racecourse, Co Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Near-record St Stephen’s Day temperatures brought a bumper crowd to Leopardstown for the start of this year’s Christmas festival. Ostensibly mid-wint(...)

Connections of Ellie Mac celebrate victory in the  Horse & Jockey Hotel Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown last Christmas.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse racing was once described as a magnificent triviality. John Schuster calls it a great distraction. It’s a distraction that means there will be n(...)

There were emotional scenes in the winner’s enclosure after the rank outsider, Ellie Mac, owned by the Niccolai Schuster Racing Club got the Christmas action off to a shock start in the opening maiden hurdle. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ellie Mac may ultimately never hit the heights yet rarely in racing history can there have been a more popular 50-1 winner than she was at Leopardstow(...)

Paul Townend guides Footpad to a convincing victory in the  Racing Post Novice Chase  as Death Duty, with Davy Russell on board, falls  at the last at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 Footpad proved the ace in Willie Mullins’s St Stephen’s Day pack with a superb Grade One success at Leopardstown.  The champion trainer f(...)