Edward O Grady

21 results

Barry Geraghty will miss the Grand National after he fractured his tibia in a fall at Downpatrick. Photograph: PA

Barry Geraghty will miss the ride on leading Crabbie’s Grand National candidate The Druids Nephew after suffering a hairline fracture to his left tibi(...)

Faugheen on the gallops at Willie Mullins’s  yard at Closesutton in  Bagenalstown, Co Carlow. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Faugheen will lead Willie Mullins’s three-pronged assault on the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival next Tuesday after the (...)

Jockey Mark Walsh on board Kitten Rock clears the last hurdle ahead of  Glens Melody (David Casey) at Naas in January. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jezki proved in 2014 the potent Champion Hurdle threat a JP McManus ‘second-string’ can be and Kitten Rock is set to fill that role at Cheltenham nex(...)

Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leopardstown’s €20,000 Ballsbridge Hurdle is small fry compared to Cheltenham’s upcoming delights but it could provide a timely boost today to both G(...)

Henry de Bromhead said that Sizing Europe is in good form and is being trained towards Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sizing Europe could yet extend his remarkable Cheltenham record even further with trainer Henry De Bromhead planning to make a late call on whether or(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins:  “We’ll see what happens in the next couple of days, but I think Vautour will go on Sunday. I’m keen to run.” Photo:  David Davies/PA

Willie Mullins has revealed there is a “good possibility” Un De Sceaux will test the water at the highest level for the first time in the Frank Ward S(...)

Annie Power and Ruby Walsh on the way to winning the European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival, Punchestown, Co Kildare last May. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR Quevega became a Cheltenham legend by winning the OLBG Hurdle six times and it appears the now-retired mare’s former stable companion (...)

Jamie Spencer has been champion jockey in both Ireland and Britain and has won 33 Group races worldwide. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Trade Storm’s odds always indicated a neat fairytale-finale for Jamie Spencer in Hong Kong over the weekend was a long-shot. In contrast the odds abou(...)

Paul Townend and Wicklow Brave on the gallops at Cheltenham yesterday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s a case of while the King is alive, long live the King, and I think Hurricane Fly will win the Champion Hurdle for a third time. I don’t be(...)

Robbie Colgan and Pass The Hat (centre, pink and white) clear the last to win the feature race at Leopardstown yesterday, the Carrickmines Handicap Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Mount Colah has no Cheltenham ambitions but after mixing it with some potential festival stars throughout the sea(...)

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