Jonjo O Neill

58 results

Ted Walsh: “There’s no such thing as us against them. It’s my horse against the others, and where they come from or go home to doesn’t enter into it.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

At the 1989 Cheltenham festival, the Irish knew their fate early on the first day. For the previous two years, Tommy Carmody had ridden Galmoy to win (...)

On Chesil Beach: a solid exercise in applied sadness

If you want a sense of the cultural distinction that once existed between England and the United States you could do worse than set Dominic Cooke’s On(...)

 Derek O’Connor riding Minella Rocco to win the National Hunt Steeple Chase Challenge Cup at the 2016 Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Top-weight Minella Rocco has been declared a non-runner in the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday on account of the ground. Jonjo O’Neill’s charge(...)

Katie Walsh celebrates after winning the  Weatherbys Champion Bumper with Relegate at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Walsh is looking forward to having another crack at Aintree Grand National glory aboard outsider Baie Des Iles. It is six years since Walsh st(...)

The 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup field has now been reduced to 17 runners. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Minella Rocco is a non-runner in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, trainer Jonjo O’Neill has announced. The Jackdaws Castle handler withdrew the JP McM(...)

Robbie Power celebrates Our Duke’s victory in the 2017 Irish Grant National. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Our Duke is the star name among 11 remaining entries in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on Saturday. Jessica Harrington’s charge dominate(...)

Annie Power, brilliant winner of the 2016 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, has been retired. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins has called time on the racing career of brilliant mare Annie Power. Winner of the 2016 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in devastating s(...)

Foxrock with Katie Walsh on board wins the Hunters Steeplechase at Leopardstown in February. The Ted Walsh-trained nine-year-old will not feature in the English Grand National. Photograph: Inpho

Foxrock appears increasingly likely to sidestep the Randox Health Grand National in favour of a tilt at the Irish equivalent at Fairyhouse – despite b(...)

Tony McCoy looks on with his family as  a statue of himself is unveiled during Champion Day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Anthony McCoy was left “very honoured and flattered” as a statue was put up in his honour at Cheltenham. The bronze figure of the retired 20-times c(...)

Carlingford Lough and Mark Walsh wining the 2016 Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. The JP McManus-owned star is bidding to become just the third horse ever to win the race for a third year in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Implications for the upcoming Cheltenham festival are never far away from minds when it comes to this Sunday’s €500,000 Leopardstown card, but for Ca(...)

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