Jonjo O'neill

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Rashaan and Davy Russell jumping the last to win the Keelings  Hurdle during day two of the Fairyhouse Easter festival at Ratoath, Co Meath.  Photograph: PA

The one-time €8,500 Aga Khan cast-off Rashaan took his career earnings to almost €250,000 with a gutsy Grade Two success at Fairyhouse on Easter Monda(...)

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(...)

Gordon Elliott’s Jury Duty (above), along with the Willie Mullins-trained Burrows Saint, and Any Second Now is favoured by the Irish Grand National big-race sponsors. Photograph: Inpho

Extensive watering is taking place at Fairyhouse to ensure “good to yielding” ground for Easter Monday’s €500,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National. I(...)

Phar Lap’s hide was preserved by a taxidermist and is now exhibited in the Melbourne Museum

It seems I owe New Zealand an apology for suggesting here last week (An Irishman’s Diary, October 31st) that the great 1920s racehorse Phar Lap was “A(...)

Noel  Fehily on board Unowhatimeanharry pips Nichols Canyon and Ruby Walsh to win the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

For a second day in a row the Willie Mullins-Ruby Walsh team emerged on the wrong side of a vintage finish to a Punchestown festival feature as their (...)

Gigginstown number one Bryan Cooper: “I’ve missed a lot of big winners and it’s frustrating, but I’m used to it by now.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Bryan Cooper is resigned to missing out on Sunday’s prestigious Grade One card at Leopardstown and now hopes to return to action the following weekend(...)

Turf Club’s chief executive Denis Egan, said there could be an increase in t inquiries after the new running and riding rules come into force. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

 The Turf Club anticipates there may be an increase in inquiries once extensive changes to the running and riding rules come into force at Dunda(...)