Michael O'leary

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Road To Respect, seen here winning the JNwine.com Champion Chase  at Down Royal at the start of November, is looking for a repeat win in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Road To Respect is on course to try and record back-to-back victories in Leopardstown’s €175,000 Savills Chase over Christmas. The Noel Meade-trained(...)

Samcro (left) is well beaten by Buveur D’Air  in the  Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph:   Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team is not for changing course with its Champion Hurdle plans, and Samcro remains the Ryanair boss’s big hope of a(...)

Samcro at the Leopardstown Christmas festival launch in   Gordon Elliott’s yard in  Longwood, Co Meath, on Monday.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If you’re only as good as your last winner then Gordon Elliott was entitled to feel very good indeed on Monday morning. The Gold Cup and dual-Aintree(...)

Samcro: will be reunited with Jack Kennedy  in the highly-competitive Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has another Winter Festival feast in his sights at Fairyhouse tomorrow although hors d’oeuvres hardly come more substanti(...)

Rachael Blackmore: “I’m absolutely delighted with the way it’s gone. I never thought I’d get to 50 winners in a season.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Rachael Blackmore has reached another landmark by riding 50 winners during the current jumps campaign although she is playing down her chances (...)

Rachael Blackmore  on Bedrock jumps the last to beat Jack Kennedy on board  Samcro in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye/Inpho

Having engineered the downfall of Samcro the day before at Down Royal, on Saturday Rachael Blackmore has a first ever Grade One success in her sights (...)

Willie Mullins with Faugheen at the launch of the  Winter Jumps Season at the champion trainer’s yard at  Closutton, Co Carlow.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Halloween horror goes, having your best horse go lame one day and a battalion of media types showing up at your door the next takes some topping if(...)

Road to Respect: was fourth in steeplechasing’s ‘Blue Riband’ last season and sets out on a new campaign in the Irish Daily Star Chase. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

The sight of Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders returning to action is a sure sign of approaching winter and Road To Respect provides such a signal at Pu(...)

Latrobe. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A drop-in trip didn’t work out for Latrobe at York last week so Joseph O’Brien’s Irish Derby hero is set to stretch out in distance for his next star(...)

Jockey Mark Enright celebrates  Clarcam’s  victory in theTote.com Galway Plate at Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s not long since jockey Mark Enright worried his riding career was “on its last legs” but on Wednesday he enjoyed his greatest success when guiding(...)

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