Brian O'connor

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Darling Daughter ridden by Lisa O’Neill was a shock 25-1 winner of the Grade Two mares’ bumper at the Dublin Racing Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gigginstown Stud spokesman Eddie O’Leary has called for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham to be restricted to amateur riders. O’Leary has (...)

David Mullins:he  make his comeback in time for the start of the Cheltenham festival in just over a fortnight. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Grand National-winning jockey David Mullins returns to action this weekend almost four months after suffering a spinal fracture.Mullins fractured his(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during a visit to his yard in Closutton on Wednesday: he is readying   a battalion of up to 60 horses for Cheltenham. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Willie Mullins’ old lieutenant Ruby Walsh isn’t on the front line with him anymore but with 20 days to Cheltenham D-Day, it otherwise feels very like (...)

Ruby Walsh falls off Benie Des Dieux during the Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins has given the clearest signal yet that Benie Des Dieux will line up in the Close Brothers Mares Hurdle at Cheltenham. The champion tra(...)

 Davy Russell riding Tiger Roll clears the final fence en route to victory in last year’s Grand National at Aintree. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Tiger Roll has got the green light from owner Michael O’Leary to bid for a historic Randox Aintree Grand National hat-trick in April. Just three days(...)

Journalist Thom Malone talks to  Dermot Cantillon, chairman of Naas racecourse, who is bidding for a seat in the Seanad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of Irish racing and breeding’s most high-profile administrative figures, Dermot Cantillon, has decided to run for election to the Seanad. Current(...)

 Davy Russell riding Tiger Roll clears the final fence as he races to victory during last year’s  Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph: Alex Livesy/Getty

The ‘will he-won’t he’ saga about Tiger Roll bidding for a historic Randox Health Aintree Grand National hat-trick looks set to continue after the Mic(...)

Action from the ERSG Arkle Novice Steeplechase during the  recent Dublin Racing Festival at  Leopardstown.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leopardstown’s authorities appear to be playing down reports of a possible switch to a Friday start for next year’s Dublin Racing Festival. Earlier t(...)

A little piece of racing history takes place at Naas on Saturday when Ireland hosts a first fixture with non-standard race times. Non-standard times (...)

Altior is set to return to action at Newbury on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Cross-channel trainers mostly ignored the riches on offer at the Dublin Racing Festival and their Irish counterparts have returned the favour with Wil(...)

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