Michael O'leary

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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(...)

Mark Walsh is fourth in this season’s Irish jockeys’ championship with 57 winners. They include Grade One wins on the Arkle favourite Le Richebourg at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last-minute tickets to Cheltenham will be the order of the weekend and leading jockey Mark Walsh will try and help Farid earn one at Fairyhouse today.(...)

Ruby Walsh on Bellshill, left,  takes The Unibet Irish Gold Cup on the line from Sean Flanagan on Road to Respect at the Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown. Photograph: morgan Treacy/Inpho

Bellshill gave Willie Mullins a perfect 10th success in Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup after a decimated field for the Dublin Racing Festival’s €225,0(...)

 Robbie Power riding Supasundae  to win The BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle  at Leopardstown Racecourse on February 3, 2018. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ground conditions mean some big names miss out on this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival although for many at Leopardstown on Saturday Apple’s Jade wil(...)

Paul Townend guiding Benie de Dieux to victory in the Mares’ Champion Hurdle at Punchestown last April. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Benie Des Dieux is on course to try and retain her OLBG Mares’ Hurdle crown at Cheltenham in March and, potentially, face another mouthwatering clash (...)

Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy comes home to win the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With 50 days to the start of the Cheltenham festival, connections of Presenting Percy are keeping fingers firmly crossed they will be able to get vita(...)

 Sean Flanagan on Tout Est Permis  winning the Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Steeplechase at Navan Racecourse in November. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Tout Est Permis will try to maintain his unbeaten record for new trainer Noel Meade at Thurles on Sunday and maybe in the process fo(...)

Samcro was beaten for a third time this season at Leopardstown over Christmas, quickly fading to fifth in the Ryanair Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Samcro will be left in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at next week’s entry stage but is “very, very, very doubtful” to make the Cheltenham festival. Mich(...)

Apple’s Jade put up a career-best performance last time and looks to be still progressing despite a CV that already contains eight Grade One victories. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s popular reputation might be for penny-pinching but the Ryanair boss can be pound-profligate, at least weight-wise, even when it isn’(...)

Sean Flanagan guides Road To Respect to victory in comes home to win The Leopardstown Christmas Steeplechase last December. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Perhaps Presenting Percy’s absence from Friday’s Savills Chase robs the race of some longer-term significance but it considerably helps Road To Respec(...)

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