Michael O'leary

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

Lisa O’Neill and Samcro at Fairyhouse last April. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Michael O’Leary is famed for wrong-footing his opposition and could do it again at next month’s Dublin Racing Festival by pitching his most exciting n(...)

Mark Walsh and  Shattered Love after their Leopardstown win in the  Neville Hotels Novice Chase. Photograph: Bryan Keane/©INPHO

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team won a second Leopardstown Grade One with a mare in just 24 hours after Shattered Love’s dramatic success on Fr(...)

Monalee: will be the focus of attention in the Grade One Neville Hotel Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho  

Only 76 horses have ever won the Cheltenham Gold Cup so the failure rate among those thousands labelled ‘potential Gold Cup horse’ over the years is a(...)

Sean Flanagan celebrates victory on board Road to Respect in the   Leopardstown Christmas Steeplechase. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Road To Respect led home a 1-2-3 for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team in Thursday’s Leopardstown Christmas Chase as the Ryanair boss overwhelme(...)

Willie Mullins’s two-year-old Epicuris makes his debut in Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The depth of quality in Irish jump racing is vividly illustrated on day three of Limerick’s Christmas festival when the Group One winning former champ(...)

Jack Kennedy on Apple’s Jade en route to victory in the  Hatton`s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Run a poll as to which horse is Ireland’s most popular racehorse right now and the odds are Apple’s Jade tops it. She isn’t the best. The mighty Faug(...)

Sizing John will bid to complete a memorable year by claiming the €150,000 Christmas Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Those who appreciate watching a champion at the peak of their powers could be in for a treat at Leopardstown on Thursday when Ireland’s ‘Horse of the (...)

Rachael Blackmore became the first female rider to win Ireland’s conditional jockeys title at Punchestown Festival last April. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore lost out to Joseph O’Brien in the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ category at the Horse Racing Ireland Awards earlier this month. Plenty p(...)

Oscar Knight (foreground) was edged out by Noble Endeavor in last year’s running of the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

JP McManus is targeting a sixth success in Wednesday’s €190,000 Paddy Power Chase and Oscar Knight could be the one to provide it to the legendary own(...)

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