Michael O'leary

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 Rachael Blackmore teams up with the lightweight hope Poker Party for the Tote Galway Plate. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost, jump racing’s highest-profile female jockeys, have history in their sights in Wednesday evening’s Tote Galway Plat(...)

Gordon Elliott is keen to  acknowledge Michael O’Leary’s role in his remarkable rise to prominence over the last dozen years. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gordon Elliott has conceded Michael O’Leary’s announcement that he’s winding down his involvement with the sport over the next five years came as a sh(...)

The Grade One Mares Hurdle looks an ideal opportunity for Benie Des Dieux to rebound from her final flight fall (above) at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Inpho

There’s a changing of the seasons with Ireland’s National Hunt campaign winding up at Punchestown and coinciding with the start of the 2019 classic te(...)

Gordon Elliott’s Jury Duty (above), along with the Willie Mullins-trained Burrows Saint, and Any Second Now is favoured by the Irish Grand National big-race sponsors. Photograph: Inpho

Extensive watering is taking place at Fairyhouse to ensure “good to yielding” ground for Easter Monday’s €500,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National. I(...)

 Trainer Gordon Elliott and owner Michael O’Leary escort Tiger Roll through Summerhill village, Co Meath, after he retained the  Aintree Grand National title. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team insists the formulation of next year’s Grand National handicap will determine whether or not Tiger Roll bids f(...)

Gordon Elliott: will have a formidable team assembled for the big race  at Aintree. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Gordon Elliott has a potential record-sized team ready to line up in Saturday’s Randox Health Aintree Grand National although there’s no doubting Tige(...)

Paul Townend guiding Laurina to victory in last year’s mares’ novice hurldle at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just four mares have ever won the Unibet Champion Hurdle. Many feel the 2019 renewal boils down to whether or not Apple’s Jade or Laurina becomes numb(...)

Jack Kennedy celebrates Samcro’s win in the  Ballymore Novices Hurdle at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is less than four years since Jack Kennedy rode his first winner. Since then there have been almost 250 more. They include 16 Grade Ones. He had f(...)

The JP McManus-owned  Jezki will not be travelling to Cheltenham this year. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

JP McManus has removed three handicap contenders from his Cheltenham team but remains an odds-on favourite to beat his rival Michael O’Leary to next 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(...)

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