Noel Meade

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Our Duke and Robbie Power (left) win the Grade Two  Red Mills Steeplechase from Presenting Percy  at Gowran Park. Photograph: PA Wire

Michael O’Leary reckons his ambitions for a Cheltenham Gold Cup hat-trick could flounder against the English favourite Might Bite. The Ryanair boss –(...)

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(...)

“I know people look through the white rails at the racetrack and see a sport. But to make that happen is agriculture,” said trainer Ger Lyons. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A lecturer I once had would illustrate his point about how language can fluctuate between definition and meaning by asking us to pretend to address an(...)

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(...)

Noel Meade:  has  predicted some trainers will be “wiped out” after a recent Labour Court rejection of a Ballydoyle Racing’s appeal against Workplace Relations Commission compliance notices. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

There are fears the impact of controversial new employment law in relation to hours worked by stable staff could impact on Ireland’s racing programme (...)

Ger Lyons: “You can have all the regulations you like but it Ballydoyle can’t handle it, we’re all finished.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has begun talks with two Government departments and is seeking a derogation for racing from controversial new legislation that re(...)

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(...)

Trainer Noel Meade: “There’s a lot of talk about whether or not we’re in agriculture or not, and to be honest I think we need an identity of our own.” Photograph: Sheridan/Inpho

Former champion trainer Noel Meade has warned some trainers may be “wiped out” if a compromise isn’t found regarding racing’s controversial categorisa(...)

Tony Keady: pivotal figure on the great Galway team of the 1980s. Photograph: Inpho

Deeds of the past can provide inspiration to those of the present, as Galway hurling captain David Burke so poignantly acknowledged in his acceptance (...)

Outlander ridden by Jack Kennedy  on the way to winning the JNwine.com Champion Steeplechase  at Down Royal. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Hot favourite Our Duke trailed home well beaten as Outlander held Road To Respect to give owners Gigginstown House Stud a one-two in the JNwine.com Ch(...)

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