Michael O'leary

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Robbie Power and Our Duke  in action. An impressive win would see him pressure his stable companion Sizing John at the top of the Gold Cup betting. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

It’s a shifting of the seasons weekend in Ireland with the 2017 flat campaign finishing at Naas on Sunday 24 hours after Down Royal has hosted the new(...)

Ryan Moore riding Rhododendron (centre)  at Newmarket  in October. The horse’s  odds for the Filly & Mare at Del Mar have eased after  drawing 14 of 14. Photograph: Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien is readying his biggest ever Breeders Cup team for Del Mar as the shop-window event of US racing runs from Friday night through to the e(...)

 Bryan Cooper on  Disko. Disko was third to Our Duke  at Leopardstown last Christmas, but comprehensively reversed that form  at the same track a couple of months later. Photograph: Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien’s pursuit of a Group One world record is dominating headlines right now, but the first Grade One of the Irish jumps season at Down Royal(...)

 David Mullins on Petit Mouchoir wins the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The return of racing at Punchestown on Wednesday indicates a changing of the seasons and Petit Mouchoir’s racecourse debut over fences will be eagerly(...)

Brian Kavanagh:  “I’d  hope for some indication of longer-terms plans with regard to betting tax and details of allocated funding for the Horse & Greyhound Fund for next year.” Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland officials are hoping “pro-business” measures for the bloodstock industry will be included when the Minister for Finance Paschal D(...)

Roger Loughran on Total Recall on their way to winning The Prancer and Dancer Rated Novice Steeplechase in the Navan Races in Proudstown, Co Meath in December 2016. File photograph: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

 Willie Mullins’s transformative abilities are long renowned and punters appear to be putting their faith in them again with Total Recall already(...)

Davy Russell: will partner Death Duty in a Beginners Chase at Tipperary. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s pilot-rostering for Tipperary on Tuesday is comparatively straightforward with Davy Russell teaming up with the Ryanair boss’s excit(...)

“Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. Avoid them even more if they have hard drink taken; the spirit may in turn  be vexatious to them”

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in switching your phone off now and again. As far as possible without surre(...)

Balko Des Flos and Davy Russell celebrate after winning the Tote.com Galway Plate during day three of the Galway Summer Festival at Galway Racecourse. Photo: PA

Top jockey Davy Russell secured his first Tote Galway Plate success on Wednesday aboard the Michael O’Leary owned Balko Des Flos, providing the Ryanai(...)

Balko Des Flos: will have Davy Russell on board in the Galway Plate at Ballybrit. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On Friday the Ryanair boss fired Bryan Cooper as his retained rider and it is Gigginstown Stud’s former No.1, Davy Russell, who rides Balko Des Flos f(...)

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