Brian O'connor

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Willie Mullins has been a notable exception among Ireland’s top trainers in not having a sponsorship deal with a bookmaker. Photograph: Inpho

 Willie Mullins has described the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board as being “a bit late coming to the party” on the back of the integrity body’(...)

Dylan Robinson on board Ornua comes in second behind Davy Russell on board Rashaan in the Open Gate Brewery Novice Steeplechase at the Galway Racing Festival in August 2018.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jockey Dylan Robinson returns to action at Fairyhouse on Saturday following a year on the sidelines after testing positive for cocaine. Last March Ro(...)

Trainer Nicky Henderson dealt with the scratching of star chaser Altior (above) through his Unibet blog. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers insists there should be nothing in racing that might undermine public confidence in the sport. The(...)

Lostintranslation: disappointed in the King George VI Chase at Kempton over Christmas. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Lostintranslation is likely to go straight for the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March after his disappointing run in the King George VI Chase at Kempton ove(...)

Action from the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown. Watering may be required for the forthcoming Dublin Racing Festival in early February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Officials at Leopardstown have confirmed they are prepared to start watering the track next week if they feel it is necessary ahead of the upcoming Du(...)

Adding another day to the Cheltenham programme could draw a crowd in the region of 65,000. File photograph: Getty

Willie Mullins has poured cold water on suggestions the Cheltenham Festival could be extended to five days in future. The festival’s most successful (...)

Battleoverdoyen with Davy Russell en route to winning Neville Hotels Novice Steeplechase at Leopardstown on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leopardstown officials will consider a watering policy ahead of the ‘Dublin Racing Festival’ after ground concerns turned Sunday’s Grade One novice ch(...)

 Michael Hourigan’s Drumacoo is well placed for success in the Tim  Duggan Handicap Chase at Limerick. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Saturday’s €50,000 feature at Limerick could supply a popular local winner in Michael Hourigan’s Drumacoo. The Patrickswell trainer has enjoyed lots (...)

 Ruby Walsh riding Kemboy   to win the Punchestown Gold Cup from Al Boum Photo back in May. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Kemboy has already generated more headlines than any other horse this season and he finally makes his return to action in Saturday’s Grade One feature(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Jack Kennedy celebrate winning the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown with Apple’s Jade in February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The stellar racing career of Michael O’Leary’s star mare Apple’s Jade appears on the line at Leopardstown on Saturday. The 10-time Grade One winner h(...)

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