Michael O'leary

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Gordon Elliott: could have up to 100 runners in action over the festive period. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Gordon Elliott and Willie Mullins look set to once again dominate next week’s big-race Christmas action but one proven top-flight star likely to step (...)

Jockey Davy Russell with Diamond Cauchois in the parade ring after winning the Tara Handicap Hurdle at Navan. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

  Gordon Elliott could have up to 100 runners over next week’s Christmas programme and the season’s leading trainer maintained his relentles(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Jack Kennedy (left)  on the way to winning the Bar One Racing Hatton`s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.   Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

 Horse Racing Ireland’s director of racing has defended the sex allowance given to mares when they compete against males and said it is statistic(...)

The top-flight pair of Apple’s Jade and Death Duty could lead Michael O’Leary’s Grade One squad into Winter Festival action at Fairyhouse although th(...)

Apple’s Jade (left) ridden by Bryan Cooper leads home Vroum Vroum Mag ridden by Ruby Walsh in last year’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It seems a trio of Grade One races and a tumbling value in sterling isn’t enough to tempt even one cross-channel raider to this Sunday’s prestigious ‘(...)

Samcro ridden by Jack Kennedy jumps the last to win The ‘Monksfield’ Novice Hurdle at Navan. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Samcro’s rocketing reputation as the most exciting novice in training means he is already only 7-4 to win at the Cheltenham festival in March. In fac(...)

Samcro, ridden by Jack Kennedy, jumps the last to win the Monksfield Novice Hurdle at Navan Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There’s nothing more seductive for many racing fans than hitching their wagon early to the next big thing, and Samcro’s devastating Navan rout on Sund(...)

Acapella Bourgeois has his first start for Willie Mullins in the Ladbrokes Troytown Chase at Navan on Sunday.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The first Grade One of the British jumps season will feature Gordon Elliott’s Outlander at Haydock on Saturday. But this weekend’s single most impor(...)

Bryan Cooper on board Apple’s Jade at Punchestown Racecourse. Apple’s Jade is the star turn among 16 weekend runners for Michael O’Leary’s Giginstown Stud team through both Navan and Saturday’s action at Naas. Photograph: Inpho

The jumps game has the stage to itself once again and a mouth-watering clash of those star mares Apple’s Jade and Jer’s Girl at Navan on Sunday indica(...)

 Ten Ten  winning  at Down Royal. The Jack Kennedy-ridden Suitor finished third  in the maiden hurdle. Photograph: Presseye/Inpho

Both Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy have lodged appeals against the penalties imposed on them under “non-trier” rules by Down Royal stewards on Satur(...)

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