Joseph O'brien

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There is growing uncertainty about next week’s Cheltenham festival and whether or not it can go ahead as planned.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has said the option of running meetings behind closed doors due to the coronavirus threat cannot be ruled out but stressed such a(...)

Jack Kennedy celebrates Delta Work’s  win in the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup during day two of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. Photograph:  PA Wire

Jack Kennedy looks all but certain to miss next month’s Cheltenham Festival after breaking his leg at Leopardstown on Sunday in the very next race fol(...)

Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The unbeaten Honeysuckle is one of 13 opportunities Rachael Blackmore has to make it a very lucky Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend.(...)

Jack Kennedy falls off Hardline during the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As dilemmas go Henry De Bromhead has an enviable one in trying to decide what race A Plus Tard might line up in at the Cheltenham festival in March. (...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates winning the JLT Novices Chase on Black Hercules at the  Cheltenham festival in 2016.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Down Royal’s St Stephen’s Day programme gets guaranteed TV coverage for the first time on Thursday. The sport’s busiest day of the year has tradition(...)

 Davy Russell riding Envoi Allen (left) clears  the last to win The Royal Bond Novice Hurdle from Abacadabras and Jack Kennedy (maroon cap) at Fairyhouse. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Gordon Elliott believes Envoi Allen is “the real thing” and bookmakers agree with him to the extent of making the unbeaten novice star only 8-1 for th(...)

Craig Williams (nearest rail) aboard Vow and Declare wins the Melbourne Cup in Melbourne. Photograph: Getty

Frankie Dettori’s ability to grab centre stage meant this agonising failure to nail an elusive Melbourne Cup victory captured much of the attention at(...)

 William Buick riding Pinatubo to win the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh  on September 15th. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A bumper domestic weekend programme is accompanied by Irish runners around the globe, although there’s no doubt the eyes of the racing world will be o(...)

Colin Keane (blue and white) riding Buffer Zone to win the Bold Lad Handicap  at the Curragh’s “champions weekend”. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ger Lyons and Colin Keane are in pursuit of a second major cross-channel handicap prize of the season on Saturday, with Buffer Zone lining up in the W(...)

Joseph O’Brien: “I’ve no doubt it’s going to be a huge success. This year has seen great progress. It’ll be among the best facilities in the world if it’s not already.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien has given the under-fire Curragh a vote of confidence ahead of the upcoming ‘Irish Champions Weekend’. It will be the first Champions (...)

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