Willie Mullins

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 Donnacha O’Brien riding Sir Dragonet win The MBNA Chester Vase Stakes at Chester  in early May. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Talks between Horse Racing Ireland and Dundalk racecourse over a timeframe for the installation of a new surface at the country’s sole all-weather tra(...)

Aintree Grand National winner Tiger Roll at the homecoming in Summerhill,  Co Meath. Pictured are trainer Gordon Elliott, Michael O’Leary and his wife Anita with their children Zac and Tiana holding the Cup. Photograph: Óisín Keniry

There was consternation in Irish racing circles last week when Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary announced he will be phasing out his Gigginstow(...)

Paul Townend and Benie Des Dieux claimed the French Champion Hurdle in Paris for trainer Willie Mullins. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Benie Des Dieux lowered the colours of last year’s winner De Bon Coeur to land the Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil (French Champion Hurdle) in Paris.(...)

 The Jockey Club Gold Cup day, at Belmont Park, New York. Photograph: Getty Images

Prominent businessman Luke Comer will bid to continue the transformation in fortunes of his Co. Dublin training operation when bargain buy Raa Atoll c(...)

Davy Russell riding Tiger Roll to victory at the 2019 Grand National. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Following the shock news Michael O’Leary will be winding down the hugely successful Gigginstown House Stud operation over the next few years, we look (...)

  Michael O’Leary has announced he will phase out his National Hunt team over the next five years. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Michael O’Leary’s capacity for wrong-footing people is renowned but by any standard the Ryanair boss’s decision to withdraw from racing over the next (...)

Fusil Raffles ridden by Daryl Jacob on his way to winning the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Fusil Raffles showed his mettle after missing Cheltenham through injury when taking the Grade One honours in the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 13th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival. In each of the pr(...)

The Grade One Mares Hurdle looks an ideal opportunity for Benie Des Dieux to rebound from her final flight fall (above) at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Inpho

There’s a changing of the seasons with Ireland’s National Hunt campaign winding up at Punchestown and coinciding with the start of the 2019 classic te(...)

 Barry Geraghty riding Buveur D’Air (left) wins the  The  Champion Hurdle  from Melon  at Cheltenham last year. Melon was runner-up again this March, this time to Espoir D’Allen. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Melon has been a “nearly horse” for much of his career although Friday’s Punchestown festival feature looks a promising opportunity for him to finally(...)

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