Michael O'leary

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Trainer Willie Mullins and Douvan. Photograph: PA Wire

Willie Mullins has kept open the option of giving his superstar performer Douvan a pre-Cheltenham warm-up at Gowran Park on Saturday. A Grade Two Red(...)

Davy Russell on board Apple’s Jade (left) and Robbie Power on board Supasundae at Leopardstown over Christmas. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Disquiet at the prospect of the Racing UK channel taking over the broadcasting of Irish racing next year has led to a call for the matter to be referr(...)

Edwulf, ridden by Derek O’Connor, wins the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown ahead of Jack Kennedy on Outlander. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Edwulf, the horse that all but came back from the dead, put his stamp on the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival with a hugely emotional 33-1 victory in (...)

Ruby Walsh on Faugheen: If the old Faugheen shows up at Leopardstown this weekend, it will be a gift from the punting gods.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Putting all of Leopardstown’s eggs into the Dublin Racing Festival basket is put to the test this weekend. The decision to try and replicate Irish Ch(...)

Officials are keeping their fingers crossed that Faugheen stays on course to be the headline act of the Dub;in Racing Festival. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are 48-hour declarations for every race at this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival but Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed there are no plans to ex(...)

Road to Respect: “He’s in the mix but it will be ground dependant . . . If it’s too soft he’ll go straight to Cheltenham,” said Eddie O’Leary. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary is odds-on to be leading owner at this weekend’s inaugural ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ but ground conditions will dictate if Road To Resp(...)

Willie Mullins:  is 1-3 with Powers to claim  the new Dublin Racing Festival’s trainer title. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ahead of this weekend’s inaugural €1.15 million ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ there has been a call for a fundamental rethink on how fixtures are allocate(...)

Alpha Des Obeaux:  ran sixth to Road To Respect in the Christmas Chase on his previous start and secured a valuable success in November at Clonmel when beating A Toi Phil. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Alpha Des Obeaux has a range of big race options this week but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team is holding fire on which one he takes up. The(...)

Trainers Noel Meade, Gavin Cromwell and Jessica Harrington at the promotion event for the Dublin Racing Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland anticipate crowds of up to 24,000 people for the upcoming inaugural ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ at Leopardstown. The Dublin track c(...)

Another potentially epic championship battle between Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott is bubbling up, and the big-race dominance of Ireland’s top two(...)

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