Person: Michael Kinane
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
So, the rumours that were rife for weeks, regarding Aidan O’Brien’s future at Ballydoyle, finally found their way into the media over the last seven days or so.
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Even Dermot Weld, at least privately, must have found it highly amusing.
Sat, 08 Aug, 2015
At Gowran Park last Sunday, Pat Smullen rode a double to take his total of winners for the season to 100.
Sat, 27 Sep, 2014
The recent dismissal of Davy Russell as first jockey to Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud poses a question or two.
Sat, 11 Jan, 2014
Joseph O’Brien broke Michael Kinane’s record for the number of flat winners ridden in a season in Ireland when registering a spectacular 112/1 treble on Sardinia, Marvellous and Dysios at Navan yesterday.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2013
Geoffrey Chaucer provided Aidan O’Brien with his thirteenth victory in the Group 2 Juddmonte Beresford Stakes when getting the better of stable-companion Oklahoma City in yesterday’s feature at the Curragh.
Mon, 30 Sep, 2013
The nominees for the 2012 Horse Racing Ireland awards were announced yesterday and includes a new category – Racecourse of the Year.
Fri, 09 Nov, 2012
Veteran course specialist Fit The Cove proved the toast of punters on the final day of the 2012 Galway Festival as Harry Rogers’ charge landed the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap in courageous style, providing jockey Chris Hayes with the first leg of a double and proving the only successful favourite on Family Day at Ballybrit.
Mon, 06 Aug, 2012
It was great to be involved in the Olympics as an advisor to our eventers.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2012
The John Oxx-trained Alanza earned a crack at the Group 1 Fal mouth Stakes at Newmarket’s July Meeting when justifying odds-on favouritism in the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown last night, the second leg of a double for the in-form Curragh trainer and Johnny Murtagh.
Fri, 15 Jun, 2012
“I don’t want to blow him up in any way but from Day One, when he was born, he was very exceptional”
Sat, 19 May, 2012
The horses are continuing to run well and I’m looking forward to a busy, exciting couple of days.
Sat, 07 Apr, 2012
Another year, another landmark for the irrepressible Frankie Dettori.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2011
HURRICANE FLY was named Horse of the Year at the annual Irish Horse Racing Awards ceremony at Leopardstown yesterday.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2011
THE attendance at last Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown was 8,289 and that seems to have satisfied the management at the track and the people in authority in racing.
Sat, 10 Sep, 2011
I DID not enjoy the Curragh last Sunday one little bit and I’ll tell you why: noise, noise and more noise!
Sat, 28 May, 2011
Sat, 13 Nov, 2010
RAJIK completed a hat-trick when producing a gutsy performance in the listed Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes at Galway yesterday, getting up close home to foil fellow joint-favourite Address Unknown by a head.
Tue, 31 Aug, 2010
YOU would be forgiven for thinking that nothing could ruffle a man who was arguably the best in the world at settling a half ton of excitable horseflesh, then pushing and cajoling it through tiny gaps at 40mph on undulating surfaces, while surrounded by similar partnerships chasing the same space, and doing all that in front of millions of people worldwide.
Fri, 07 May, 2010
FRAN BERRY has made a good start as John Oxx’s number one rider, replacing the retired Michael Kinane, and is fancied to keep the momentum going by partnering Rocky Elsom to success in the Spin Southwest Student Raceday Maiden at Limerick this evening.
Tue, 13 Apr, 2010
MICHAEL KINANE, the greatest flat jockey this country has ever produced, finally confirmed the rumours which had been rife in racing for a number of weeks when announcing his retirement yesterday.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2009
BERNARD DUNNE has revealed not only does he fancy returning to the ring, he would love to do so against the fighter who dethroned him as WBA super-bantamweight champion, Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2009
Nine top Irish sports stars - two of whom are joint winners of the Horse Racing award - have been chosen to receive the 2009 Texaco Sport Stars of the Year Awards.
Tue, 03 Nov, 2009
JOHN Oxx completed a big-race double with Aspectoflove and Erdiyna at Naas yesterday, the latter proving a shock 22/1 winner of the October Handicap under a power-packed ride by Michael Kinane.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2009
AIDAN O’Brien’s Cape Blanco, a possible star in the making, has to be choice to take the Group 2 Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes at Fairyhouse this afternoon.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2009
THE Korean Racing Authority Tyros Stakes has produced its share of stars in recent seasons and the Aidan O’Brien-trained Cape Blanco produced an impressive display to land last night’s renewal at Leopardstown, a performance which stamped him another potentially high-class colt.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2009
FIREY Red gave Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen a timely pre-Galway boost when landing the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Ltd Supporting I.T.B.A. Race at Naas last night.
Thu, 23 Jul, 2009
EYTARNA should build on her promising debut effort at the Curragh to land tonight’s Irish Stallion Farms Fillies Maiden at Gowran Park.
Fri, 10 Jul, 2009
AIDAN O’BRIEN, the most amazing phenomenon to hit Irish racing, won his seventh Irish Derby at the Curragh yesterday when Fame And Glory blitzed the opposition to score by five lengths.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2009
THERE is absolutely no disguising the fact that the defection of Sea The Stars greatly diminished yesterday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2009
AN enterprising ride by Fran Berry earned Duff a Group 3 breakthrough success in the Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown last night.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2009
JOHN OXX and Michael Kinane are fancied to continue their tremendous season by teaming up with Pittoni to take the Clonard Maiden at Leopardstown tonight.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2009
SEASONAL debutante Adjaliya is the nap choice to land the fairyhouseracecourse.ie Handicap on a rather mundane programme at the Meath track this evening.
Wed, 03 Jun, 2009
ALANDI should retain his unbeaten record by landing the Seamus/Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown tonight.
Thu, 28 May, 2009
THAT was some over-reaction by the bookmakers to Fame And Glory’s success in the Group 3 Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Thu, 23 Apr, 2009
DERMOT WELD’S Moving Heart, who had threatened more than was delivered in three previous runs, put it all together to produce a smooth performance in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden at Limerick last night.
Wed, 22 Apr, 2009
JOHN Oxx landed the Group 3 Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown yesterday with the Fran Berry-ridden Rayeni, which readily brushed aside stable-companion and favourite Vitruvian Man.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2008
Richard Hannon has won the Parknasilla Hotel Goffs Fillies Million with Mick Kinane saddling the winner Minor Vamp.
Sun, 28 Sep, 2008
LONE British raider Muhannak, ridden by Pat Smullen, landed the listed Diamond Stakes at Dundalk last night.
Sat, 27 Sep, 2008
AIDAN O’BRIEN can make history at the Curragh this afternoon by becoming the first trainer since 1935 to win all five Irish classics in the one season.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2008
AGAIN is a reasonably confident choice to land the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh tomorrow.
Sat, 30 Aug, 2008
JOHN OXX’S horses are in good shape and, hopefully, Hasanka can keep his current good run going by landing the Listed K and M Timber Ballycullen Stakes at the Curragh this afternoon.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2008
MATTERS AT HAND can continue Dermot Weld’s excellent week by landing the Publicans’ EBF Maiden at Galway tonight.
Fri, 01 Aug, 2008