We’ve known for quite some time that Michael O’Leary had plans to wind down his Gigginstown operation. At the time it came as quite a shock. However, O’Leary decided that as much as he loved racing, he loved his family more and wanted to spend as much time with them as possible. Joining him in […]

Michael O’Leary, the owner of Giggsinstown Stud, made an incredible announcement this week. His Gigginstown operation will wind down over the next five years as the O’Leary’s bid farewell to the racing world. It is a bombshell of epic proportions. Not least because of its financial implications on the racing world. O’Leary plans to phase […]

For the first time in 30 years, at least three female jockeys will saddle up for the Grand National on Saturday April 14th at 5.15pm. With the news that Rachael Blackmore has been given the ride on the Mouse Morris trained Alpha Des Obeaux, she will now join Katie Walsh and Bryony Frost for the […]

Not known to shy away from saying exactly what is on his mind, Gigginstown House Stud‘s racing manager Eddie O’Leary has once again decided to throw shade on the BHA Handicapper, Phil Smith. With 11 entries in the 2018 Grand National, O’Leary made his feelings very clear the day after entries were published for this […]