Joseph O'brien

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 Adam Kirby riding Harry Angel win The Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes at York in May. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The ‘horses for courses’” theory will be thoroughly tested when Harry Angel lines up for Royal Ascot’s final day feature, the Diamond Jubilee Stakes. (...)

 Donnacha O’Brien celebrates after winning the Investec Oaks on  Forever Together at the  Derby Festival at Epsom. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Donnacha O’Brien won his second English Classic of the season when Forever Together picked the perfect time to win the first race of her career in the(...)

 Glyn Schofield riding Max Dynamite during at Sha Tin Racecourse in December 2017 in Hong Kong: horse will have Rachael Blackmore on his back for the first time Fairyhouse. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The final day of Fairyhouse’s Easter festival sees Willie Mullins outnumber Gordon Elliott in runners , although one of JP McManus’s six starters in t(...)

Ruby Walsh: proved his return to full fitness by guiding Lareena to victory at Thurles. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Ruby Walsh had a perfect return to action at Thurles on Thursday when winning on his comeback ride and will continue his build-up to Cheltenham with (...)

Patrick Mullins on Carefully Selected. Willie Mullins’s horse  could be a popular selection to get the better of Gordon Elliott’s Invincible Cave. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The countdown has begun in earnest to the start of the National Hunt festival, with Naas hosting a “Cheltenham trials day” on Sunday billed as a last-(...)

Jack Kennedy and Samcro clear the last to win the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The Ballymore Novices Hurdle is favourite to be Samcro’s Cheltenham festival target next month. The hugely exciting novice made it three from three o(...)

 Joseph O’Brien: the Melbourne Cup-winning trainer is aiming  for an early midweek boost from West Coast Time at Down Royal on Wednesday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Early Doors is in contention to lead Joseph O’Brien’s Dublin Racing Festival team this weekend and the Melbourne Cup-winning trainer aims for an early(...)

Sean Flanagan celebrates victory on board Road to Respect in the   Leopardstown Christmas Steeplechase. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Road To Respect led home a 1-2-3 for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team in Thursday’s Leopardstown Christmas Chase as the Ryanair boss overwhelme(...)

Rachael Blackmore became the first female rider to win Ireland’s conditional jockeys title at Punchestown Festival last April. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore lost out to Joseph O’Brien in the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ category at the Horse Racing Ireland Awards earlier this month. Plenty p(...)

Trainer Joseph O’Brien holds the Melbourne Cup trophy  after his horse Rekindling won race seven  at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Ireland’s Melbourne Cup pioneer Dermot Weld has acclaimed Joseph O’Brien’s success with Rekindling in “the race that stops a nation” as a “wonderful (...)

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