Joseph O Brien

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 Trainer Colin Tizzard poses with Thistlecrack  and Cue Card  at Spurles Farm  in Sherborne, England. Photograph:  Harry Trump/Getty Images

It is 11 years since the last Irish-trained winner of the King George VI Chase and bookmakers reckon the gap back to Kicking King in 2005 is set to g(...)

Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell won the Crabbie’s Grand National  at Aintree in 2015. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

Oliver Sherwood concedes his Grand National hero Many Clouds faces a “big ask” in next week’s €150,000 Lexus Chase but believes the Leopardstown trac(...)

Coney Island ridden by Mark Walsh clears the last on the way to winning the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Steeplechase. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

JP McManus might have been forgiven for announcing on the back of Sunday’s hugely lucrative Fairyhouse hat-trick that he hasn’t gone away, you know. (...)

Ruby Walsh landed the first Grade One prize of the National Hunt season in style on board Valseur Lido in Down Royal’s JNwine Champion Chase on Saturday. Photograph: Kevin Scott/Presseye/Inpho

Jockeys Kevin Sexton and Danny Grant are set to face the Turf Club’s referrals committee on Monday over failed drug tests from earlier this year. Se(...)

Joseph O’Brien with Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Intricately: “The Breeders Cup is the plan at the minute. It’s going to be very quick ground there but I don’t see that as a big issue for her.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is five years since Joseph O’Brien made his first mark on the Breeders Cup, riding St Nicholas Abbey to success, and he will aim to make a similarl(...)

Barry Geraghty made a winning return to action at Galway on Tuesday, partnering All The Answers to victory. Photograph: Inpho

Monksland narrowly got the better of Marinero in a thrilling climax to the Ryans Cleaning Chase at Galway. High-class hurdler Monksland made a winnin(...)

Michael O’Leary and  Willie Mullins: Few in Irish racing would be surprised  if the partnership were reformed. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The split took the racing world by surprise. Willie Mullins, national hunt’s top trainer, parted company this week with Gigginstown House Stud, the ra(...)

Don Poli is among around 20 new Gigginstown recruits to Gordon Elliott’s yard. Photograph: Inpho

Gordon Elliott is looking forward to welcoming around 20 new horses to his yard later today following the shock news Willie Mullins will no longer be (...)

Colin Keane on Medicine Jack (left) winning from Ryan Moore on Peace Envoy at the Curragh. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

It’s a major jump from being beaten in a Sales race up to Group 1 level, but Ger Lyons believes it could be worth asking Medicine Jack to make a top-(...)

Churchill and Ryan Moore on the way to Group 1 success at the Curragh. Photograph: PA

Churchill further enhanced his already huge reputation with an impressive victory in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. Beaten(...)

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