Johnny Burke

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Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Douvan is favourite for the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

After an opening day when several of his stable stars ran flat, Willie Mullins is hoping the same fate does not await Douvan in Thursday’s Ryanair Nov(...)

Denis O’Regan celebrates on board Quick Jack after winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap at Ballybrit. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

What had been a mostly forgettable festival week for Tony Martin burst to life in the richest possible fashion as Quick Jack provided the Co Meath (...)

Caroline and Alicia O’Dwyer from Tipperary take a selfie at the Galway races.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A small aircraft plugging a website promising to uncover the “secrets of the Gee Gees” flew in the clear blue sky over Ballybrit for much of yesterday(...)

Shanahan’s Turn and Jonathan Burke (third from right) on their way to winning the Galway Plate. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Burke cemented his Ballybrit love affair in style when Shanahan’s Turn emerged best in an incident-packed Tote Galway Plate for the 19-year-(...)

Bookmakers have Jim Culloty’s Spring Heeled as a  general 20-1 shot for Saturday’s big race in Aintree. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Up to eight hopefuls look set to try to become the 17th Irish-trained winner of the Crabbies Aintree Grand National since 1900 this Saturday but Jim (...)

Tony McCoy is congratulated by well wishers after his last race on Irish soil at Tuesday’s meeting at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tony McCoy signed off his career in Ireland with two unplaced rides at Fairyhouse.Rathpatrick was fifth in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Novice Handicap(...)

 Sizing Europe will have the support of the crowd as he lines out for his fifth Queen Mother Champion Chase today.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Not even the job of keeping tabs on two runners in the Queen Mother Champion Chase is enough to stop Henry de Bromhead anticipating a torrent of em(...)

Ruby Walsh guiding Vautour to victory in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at  Cheltenham last March. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Liz Doyle sprang a 50-1 Boylesports Hurdle shock with Penny’s Bill back in 2009 and while the Co Wexford trainer’s new hope, Pairofbrowneyes, won’t be(...)

Dermot Weld will rely on star young jockey Johnny Burke for Tandem’s bid for success in Sunday’s €100,000 Boylesports Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Dermot Weld plans to pitch Tandem into Sunday’s €100,000 Boylesports Hurdle and will turn to star young jockey Johnny Burke for the job of guiding hi(...)

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