Michael O'leary

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Road to Respect: was fourth in steeplechasing’s ‘Blue Riband’ last season and sets out on a new campaign in the Irish Daily Star Chase. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

The sight of Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders returning to action is a sure sign of approaching winter and Road To Respect provides such a signal at Pu(...)

Latrobe. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A drop-in trip didn’t work out for Latrobe at York last week so Joseph O’Brien’s Irish Derby hero is set to stretch out in distance for his next star(...)

Jockey Mark Enright celebrates  Clarcam’s  victory in theTote.com Galway Plate at Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s not long since jockey Mark Enright worried his riding career was “on its last legs” but on Wednesday he enjoyed his greatest success when guiding(...)

Road To Respect comes back in trip and takes his chance at three miles. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Day Two of Punchestown can be marked by Road To Respect successfully taking the route to centre stage.   Michael O’Leary’s runner is one of a fo(...)

Douvan could give Willie Mullins a valuable prize in the €275,000 Boylesports Champion Chase. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Ireland’s National Hunt season finishes at this week’s Punchestown festival with a sporting showdown between Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott that ev(...)

Alpha Des Obeaux ridden by Rachael Blackmore falls at the chair fence during the Grand National at Aintree racecourse. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Never before had Irish-trained horses swept the first four places in the Aintree Grand National. And it’s the National’s singular profile which makes (...)

 Seeyouatmidnight: the proven mudlark can deliver glory for Scotland again in the Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Even the most potentially gruelling Randox Aintree Grand National for years won’t take more than a dozen minutes to run although for punters it could (...)

  Petit Mouchoir: the grey’s  reaction  to the Grand National day atmosphere could be more significant to his chances of a first top-flight victory over fences than the opposition. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team will hope for a pre-Grand National Grade One boost at Aintree on Saturday. In contrast to Cheltenham, where h(...)

Willie Mullins: will send  Pleasant Company and Children’s List to the National alongside Total Recall.

It’s almost a century since a 13-year-old runner has won the Randox Aintree Grand National although age appears to be far from wearying a trio of Iris(...)

 Davy Russell is set to team up with Tiger Roll for the first time in almost four years at Aintree.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

 Davy Russell, and those punters who’ve made Tiger Roll favourite with some firms for Saturday’s Randox Grand National, are likely to know their (...)

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