Michael O'leary

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Road To Respect comes back in trip and takes his chance at three miles. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Day Two of Punchestown can be marked by Road To Respect successfully taking the route to centre stage.   Michael O’Leary’s runner is one of a fo(...)

Douvan could give Willie Mullins a valuable prize in the €275,000 Boylesports Champion Chase. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Ireland’s National Hunt season finishes at this week’s Punchestown festival with a sporting showdown between Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott that ev(...)

Alpha Des Obeaux ridden by Rachael Blackmore falls at the chair fence during the Grand National at Aintree racecourse. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Never before had Irish-trained horses swept the first four places in the Aintree Grand National. And it’s the National’s singular profile which makes (...)

 Seeyouatmidnight: the proven mudlark can deliver glory for Scotland again in the Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Even the most potentially gruelling Randox Aintree Grand National for years won’t take more than a dozen minutes to run although for punters it could (...)

  Petit Mouchoir: the grey’s  reaction  to the Grand National day atmosphere could be more significant to his chances of a first top-flight victory over fences than the opposition. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team will hope for a pre-Grand National Grade One boost at Aintree on Saturday. In contrast to Cheltenham, where h(...)

Willie Mullins: will send  Pleasant Company and Children’s List to the National alongside Total Recall.

It’s almost a century since a 13-year-old runner has won the Randox Aintree Grand National although age appears to be far from wearying a trio of Iris(...)

 Davy Russell is set to team up with Tiger Roll for the first time in almost four years at Aintree.  Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

 Davy Russell, and those punters who’ve made Tiger Roll favourite with some firms for Saturday’s Randox Grand National, are likely to know their (...)

Snow Falcon could take Monday’s irish grand National for Noel Meade. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The build-up to the country’s richest jumps race will be firmly viewed in the context of this season’s trainer’s championship battle between Willie Mu(...)

Al Boum Photo and David Mullins lead Shattered Love and Jack Kennedy at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Willie Mullins secured an Easter Sunday Grade One double at Fairyhouse with Al Boum Photo in particular providing a perfect pre-Irish Grand National o(...)

Ruby Walsh on Bellshill clears the last hurdle on the way to winning The Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle at Punchestown Festival in 2016. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A fortnight after supplying 15 of the 17 Irish-trained winners at Cheltenham, the extent of the Willie Mullins-Gordon Elliott domestic duopoly looks s(...)

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