Michael O'leary

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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(...)

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(...)

Roaring Bull and Jack Kennedy (blue cap) on the way to winning the Paddy Power Chase  during day two of the Christmas festival at Leopardstown. Photograph:  PA Wire

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary dramatically ‘mugged’ fellow businessman JP McManus to win Friday’s Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown with Roaring Bull. (...)

2019 Punchestown Festival: Richard Johnson  on Defi Du Seuil trails eventual winner Robbie Power on Chacun Pour Soi in The Ryanair Novice Steeplechase. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

It’s been a long wait but eight months after Chacun Pour Soi had the racing world at his feet he returns to action on day two of Leopardstown’s Christ(...)

Patrick Mullins onboard Faugheen leaves Jack Kennedy and  Samcro trailing on the way to winning the the Matchbook Betting Exchange Novice Chase at Limerick. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The remarkable Faugheen defied the years in style with a first Grade One success over fences at Limerick on a crammed St Stephen’s Day racing programm(...)

Rachel Blackmore onboard Notebook coming home to win in Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Notebook made assumptions of Leopardstown’s St Stephen’s Day feature being a match look very presumptuous indeed as he confirmed once more that jumpin(...)

 Michael O’Leary: his Gigginstown Stud team believes the King George VI Chase might be boosted by including the Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal in the  £1m Triple Crown bonus. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A border down the Irish Sea is a topical subject, but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team believes the King George VI Chase might be boosted by in(...)

Ruby Walsh and  Pat Smullen received Irish Racing Hero honours at the Horse Racing Ireland awards. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Both Pat Smullen and Ruby Walsh received “Irish Racing Hero” honours at the 2019 Horse Racing Ireland awards on Tuesday night. The two champion jocke(...)

Apple’s Jade: in last year’s Hatton’s Grace Hurdle the mare produced possibly the finest performance to date of her outstanding career.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

For the remarkable Apple’s Jade to complete an unprecedented four-in-a-row in Sunday’s ‘Winter Festival’ highlight at Fairyhouse she needs to prove fo(...)

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