Michael O'leary

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Even a Classic-winning trainer on the flat like Adrian Keatley can qualify for minnow status with his hope, Drumconnor Lad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Thursday’s €200,000 Paddy Power Chase is the richest pot of Leopardstown’s holiday programme and a potentially lucrative day in the big race sun for r(...)

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 (...)

Connections of Ellie Mac celebrate victory in the  Horse & Jockey Hotel Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown last Christmas.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse racing was once described as a magnificent triviality. John Schuster calls it a great distraction. It’s a distraction that means there will be n(...)

Ruby Walsh: has three rides at Limerick for Willie Mullins including Getabird, the hot favourite for the venue’s first ever Grade One race. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Wednesday will be the busiest day of the racing year and Ruby Walsh provides a Christmas twist by riding at Limerick on St Stephen’s Day for the first(...)

Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy celebrates winning the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Connections of Presenting Percy are keeping their fingers crossed for rain in order to get the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite back into action over Chr(...)

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has insisted there was no reason to hold a running and riding enquiry into the performance of the JP McM(...)

Envoi Allen with  Gordon Elliott at the trainer’s  yard in Longwood, Co Meath. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A striking feature of the jumps campaign so far has been the major investment in young horses by Cheveley Park Stud and a potential hat-trick this wee(...)

Road To Respect, seen here winning the JNwine.com Champion Chase  at Down Royal at the start of November, is looking for a repeat win in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Road To Respect is on course to try and record back-to-back victories in Leopardstown’s €175,000 Savills Chase over Christmas. The Noel Meade-trained(...)

Samcro (left) is well beaten by Buveur D’Air  in the  Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph:   Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team is not for changing course with its Champion Hurdle plans, and Samcro remains the Ryanair boss’s big hope of a(...)

Samcro at the Leopardstown Christmas festival launch in   Gordon Elliott’s yard in  Longwood, Co Meath, on Monday.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If you’re only as good as your last winner then Gordon Elliott was entitled to feel very good indeed on Monday morning. The Gold Cup and dual-Aintree(...)

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