Joseph O Brien

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Trainer Kevin Prendergast: Penny Pepper now looks set to retire from the track on a high. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Kevin Prendergast will be 85 next month and has been training for well over a half a century but Penny Pepper’s 16-1 success in Sunday’s Group 3 Curra(...)

Jockey Padraig Beggy winning the Epsom Derby on Wings of Eagles. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire

Saturday’s shock 40-1 Epsom Derby winner, Wings of Eagles, is rated the joint-lowest winner of racing’s “Blue-Riband” race since the turn of the mille(...)

Churchill (right) to take chance in Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Churchill will face just five rivals as he attempts a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2, 000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. Ballydoyle h(...)

Willie Penrose (Labour TD) Bet Of Meeting Yorkhill in the JLT is my banker. He comes to himself at this time of year with a bit of good ground. Lay(...)

Trainer Jessica Harrington and jockey Robbie Power. Harrington says the logical race for Sizing John is the Ryanair at Cheltenham, but they will see what happens on Sunday. Photograph: INPHO

Jessica Harrington will decide on Sizing John’s Cheltenham Festival target after his run in Sunday’s Stan James Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. The (...)

Ruby Walsh on Bellshill. The Mullins-trained horse is one of eight left in the Flogas Novice Chase on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Willie Mullins will not be represented in Sunday’s Grade One feature, but the champion trainer appears to have a major chance of repeating last season(...)

 Ruby Walsh guided  Annie Power to Champion Hurdle success last year before adding further glory  at Aintree. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power and Faugheen, the last two winners of the Stan James Champion Hurdle, headline a 28-strong entry for the Cheltenham feature on March 14th.(...)

Ruby Walsh, on Vroum Vroum Mag, celebrates winning the fourth race of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Fresh from a remarkably successful Christmas, Ruby Walsh has three rides at Punchestown’s New Year’s Eve card.  The champion jockey rode 1(...)

Douvan ridden by Ruby Walsh before winning the Paddy Power Cashcard Chase during day two of the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photograph: PA

Douvan never had to come out of second gear to win his 13th race on the bounce in the Paddy Power Cashcard Chase at Leopardstown - completing a hat-tr(...)

 Willy Mullins-trained Douvan hotly tipped to make it an unbeaten “Diamond Dozen” in the €100,000 Cashcard Chase. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

If Douvan’s probable lap of honour represents the elitist aspect of the second day of Leopardstown’s Christmas festival, then It Came To Pass can stri(...)

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