Michael O'leary

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Samcro: will be reunited with Jack Kennedy  in the highly-competitive Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has another Winter Festival feast in his sights at Fairyhouse tomorrow although hors d’oeuvres hardly come more substanti(...)

Rachael Blackmore: “I’m absolutely delighted with the way it’s gone. I never thought I’d get to 50 winners in a season.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Rachael Blackmore has reached another landmark by riding 50 winners during the current jumps campaign although she is playing down her chances (...)

Rachael Blackmore  on Bedrock jumps the last to beat Jack Kennedy on board  Samcro in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye/Inpho

Having engineered the downfall of Samcro the day before at Down Royal, on Saturday Rachael Blackmore has a first ever Grade One success in her sights (...)

Willie Mullins with Faugheen at the launch of the  Winter Jumps Season at the champion trainer’s yard at  Closutton, Co Carlow.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Halloween horror goes, having your best horse go lame one day and a battalion of media types showing up at your door the next takes some topping if(...)

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 (...)

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