Michael O'leary

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Sean Flanagan: returns to action at Naas just a month after breaking his jaw in a fall at the venue. Photograph: Billy Keane/Inpho

A month after breaking his jaw in a fall at Naas, jockey Sean Flanagan returns to action at the track on Sunday.  Flanagan fractured his jaw whe(...)

Eddie O’Leary believes running Cheltenham behind closed doors is a better option  than a postponement. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Running the Cheltenham Festival behind closed doors is preferable to postponement should the coronavirus threat impact on next week’s action according(...)

Mark Walsh on City Island en route to claiming the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paisley Park may wind up being the Cheltenham festival’s hottest favourite but Curragh trainer Martin Brassil is still happy for City Island to take h(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during a visit to his yard in Closutton on Wednesday: he is readying   a battalion of up to 60 horses for Cheltenham. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Willie Mullins’ old lieutenant Ruby Walsh isn’t on the front line with him anymore but with 20 days to Cheltenham D-Day, it otherwise feels very like (...)

 Davy Russell riding Tiger Roll clears the final fence en route to victory in last year’s Grand National at Aintree. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tiger Roll has got the green light from owner Michael O’Leary to bid for a historic Randox Aintree Grand National hat-trick in April. Just three days(...)

 Davy Russell riding Tiger Roll clears the final fence as he races to victory during last year’s  Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph: Alex Livesy/Getty

The ‘will he-won’t he’ saga about Tiger Roll bidding for a historic Randox Health Aintree Grand National hat-trick looks set to continue after the Mic(...)

Jack Kennedy celebrates Delta Work’s  win in the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup during day two of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. Photograph:  PA Wire

Jack Kennedy looks all but certain to miss next month’s Cheltenham Festival after breaking his leg at Leopardstown on Sunday in the very next race fol(...)

Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The unbeaten Honeysuckle is one of 13 opportunities Rachael Blackmore has to make it a very lucky Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend.(...)

Road To Respect has been ruled out for the season. “Horses get legs. But he [Road To Respect] got it in Leopardstown on a track what wasn’t watered,” said Eddie O’Leary. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s hopes of a third Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup success at the upcoming Dublin Racing Festival have been dealt a blow as one of his big (...)

Action from the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown. Watering may be required for the forthcoming Dublin Racing Festival in early February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Officials at Leopardstown have confirmed they are prepared to start watering the track next week if they feel it is necessary ahead of the upcoming Du(...)

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