Keith Donoghue

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Jeff Kidder ridden by Sean Flanagan on their way to winning the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Jeff Kidder sprang a 22-1 surprise for trainer Noel Meade as he lifted the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle, the final Grade One of this year’s Punchesto(...)

Colin Keane teams up with Aidan O’Brien’s two runners at Cork on Tuesday as he closes in on Ireland’s jockeys’ championship. Keane, the 2017 champion(...)

There was a crowd of 56,943 at Cheltenham on Wednesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A crowd of 56,943 at Cheltenham on Wednesday was down on last year’s record day two attendance of 59,209 with the Coronavirus threat again appearing t(...)

Mark Walsh in action at Punchestown on Tuesday on board Early Doors. The jockey will ride the Gordon Elliott-trained Delta Work in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

JP McManus’s jockey Mark Walsh will swap sides in next month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup after picking up the plum ‘Blue Riband’ ride on Delta Work for Mich(...)

Tiger Roll and Keith Donoghue in action during the Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle at Navan yesterday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Navan saw Tiger Roll come forth on Sunday and while he came fifth in the feature race it was still just the job for racing’s most popular horse. Rare(...)

Min’s win in the John Durkan Chase was shown on a split screen on Racing TV. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Prominent jockey Keith Donoghue has said Irish racing is “playing second fiddle” to its British counterpart under the sport’s current TV deal. The d(...)

Michael O’Leary congratulates jockey  Keith Donoghue after Tiger Roll’s victory   in the Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Keith Donoghue is the initial beneficiary of Michael O’Leary’s jockey plans for the coming winter and is set to team up with the Ryanair boss’ apparen(...)

Battleoverdoyen made a winning start to his chasing career at Galway on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Battleoverdoyen made the perfect start to his career over fences with a dominant front-running display at Galway. Bought for £235,000 (€270,000) afte(...)

Runners and riders jump Canal Turn on the first time of asking during the 2018 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Is anybody there? Is everyone okay? It has been a long, long three weeks since Al Boum Photo ploughed up the hill to land the Gold Cup for Willie Mull(...)

 Keith Donoghue riding Tiger Roll clear of the last to win The Glenfarclas Steeple Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Generally speaking, Irish racing fans aren’t partial to the more sentimental excesses that some racehorses can provoke in Britain. But Wednesday’s C(...)

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