Joseph O'brien

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 The Willie Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux leading  horses on the all-weather gallop in the centre of  Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins actually has a reduced Cheltenham team this week – something that might seem very unlikely indeed by the end of day one of the 2019 fes(...)

Brian Kavanagh: he rejected suggestions of possible structural issues with the new stands at  the Curragh. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Naas racecourse has confirmed it is examining the feasibility of building Ireland’s second all-weather track. The news came after Horse Racing Irelan(...)

Ruby Walsh on Bellshill, left,  takes The Unibet Irish Gold Cup on the line from Sean Flanagan on Road to Respect at the Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown. Photograph: morgan Treacy/Inpho

Bellshill gave Willie Mullins a perfect 10th success in Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup after a decimated field for the Dublin Racing Festival’s €225,0(...)

Road To Respect: can land a bumper prize of €225,000 in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup is the Dublin Racing Festival’s most valuable prize and an opportunity for Road To Respect to fill in a rare big-race (...)

Footpad: will return to action at Leopardstown following a fall at Naas last time out. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A betting rule of thumb for some is wariness of horses that have fallen in their previous race, a concern with a wider context than punting when it c(...)

Racegoers at  Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival yesterday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leopardstown’s authorities have apologised for “unacceptable” delays at the turnstiles when the track’s famous Christmas festival got under way on St (...)

Winning trainer Joseph O’Brien and jockey Mark Walsh with Le Richebourg after winning the Racing Post Novice Steeplechase on day one of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Christmas is the season of giving but it is 2018 as a whole that keeps giving to Joseph O’Brien and the young trainer saddled a memorable one-two in L(...)

Paul Townend on Getabird at Punchestown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick’s first ever Grade One race looks an ideal opportunity for Getabird to break his top-flight duck on St Stephen’s Day. The €100,000 Maatchboo(...)

Envoi Allen with  Gordon Elliott at the trainer’s  yard in Longwood, Co Meath. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A striking feature of the jumps campaign so far has been the major investment in young horses by Cheveley Park Stud and a potential hat-trick this wee(...)

Nico de Boinville on Altior (left) comes from behind to beat Paul Townsend on Min in the Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy is set to make his first start of the season in Leopardstown’s €175,000 Savills Chase over Christma(...)

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