Keith Donoghue

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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(...)

Are you race ready for Cheltenham? Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheltenham. The week where we take such reckless leave of our senses that we actually listen to actual bookmakers as they tip horses. A pox on them, w(...)

Apples’s Jade in distinctive Gigginstown maroon livery is likely to lead another formidable squad into action at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A year ago Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary enjoyed his most successful ever Cheltenham but even his own Gigginstown Stud team suspect bookmakers are righ(...)

Tiger Roll and Keith Donoghue stroll to victory in The Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle at Navan. Photograph:  Peter Mooney/Inpho

Gordon Elliott is favourite to be the Cheltenham Festival’s leading trainer for a third year in a row and Sunday’s 428-1 four-timer at Navan indicated(...)

Racegoers at  Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival yesterday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leopardstown’s authorities have apologised for “unacceptable” delays at the turnstiles when the track’s famous Christmas festival got under way on St (...)

Getabird made a mistake at the last fence as Hardline went on to win in Limerick. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Hardline capitalised on a mistake by the odds-on Getabird at the final fence to take the Grade One spoils in the Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Cha(...)

Keith Donoghue celebrates winning the  Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham on Tiger Roll. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There was a moment last Saturday, just as they took the Canal Turn for the second time, when Keith Donoghue had the same thought as the other half a d(...)

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