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#Johnny Ward

# johnny-ward - Friday 1 November, 2019

Johnny Ward: Kemboy's predicament exposes the mess that Supreme Racing has gotten itself into

As of Monday of last week, the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite is not allowed to race.

# johnny-ward - Friday 18 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

# johnny-ward - Friday 27 September, 2019

5 ante-post Cheltenham bets to consider before prices are cut

Johnny Ward makes five super-early selections, and two more for this weekend’s racing in Ireland.

# johnny-ward - Friday 13 September, 2019

Johnny Ward: Six reasons why this racing weekend will be special

Across Saturday and Sunday, Ireland will host the best in the world at two of the globe’s finest racetracks.

# johnny-ward - Friday 30 August, 2019

Johnny Ward: Hogan can continue promising career with reputation intact despite positive test

The Tipperary-based trainer escaped any penalties after a vet accepted responsibility for Turbine being administered an anabolic steroid.

# johnny-ward - Friday 23 August, 2019

Johnny Ward: Moore's ban the latest alarming turn in the destruction of our sport

‘There is so much wrong with this ruling it is hard to know where to start.’

# johnny-ward - Friday 16 August, 2019

Visit of Japanese star Deirdre opens up new market for Leopardstown

Johnny Ward looks ahead to next month’s Irish Champion Stakes.

# johnny-ward - Friday 9 August, 2019

Hurling For Cancer illustrates how important it is for racing to join forces with other sports

A host of greats from different sporting backgrounds will be involved at St Conleth’s Park this Tuesday, writes Johnny Ward.

# johnny-ward - Friday 2 August, 2019

Johnny Ward: Goodwood farce shows lack of respect for one of Irish racing's big days

British racing must confront the reality that far too many of its races go off late, writes Johnny Ward.

# johnny-ward - Friday 12 July, 2019

Appreciating the evergreen, quiet genius still riding out in his 80s

The 82-year-old trainer John Kiely has run four horses, this season. All have won, writes Johnny Ward.

# johnny-ward - Friday 28 June, 2019

Johnny Ward: Developer unveils grand plans to build new €100m racetrack in Palmerstown

Luke Comer proposes to build the Belmont-style track and lease it back to Horse Racing Ireland, writes Johnny Ward.

# johnny-ward - Friday 14 June, 2019

Johnny Ward: Strong field goes to post in the race to be Ireland's next top jockey

Paul Townend will step into the void left by Ruby Walsh, but there are a host of other pretenders to the throne.

# johnny-ward - Friday 31 May, 2019

'Three grand is all he cost! Can you imagine?' It's a long way from Tipperary for unlikely Epsom Dash favourite Hathiq

Trainer Denis Hogan could be headline racing news in Britain this weekend.

# johnny-ward - Friday 24 May, 2019

New-look Curragh must get back to roots to help expensive makeover succeed

The newly-impressive venue needs to to do more to attract local people who fell out of love with it, writes Johnny Ward.

# johnny-ward - Friday 17 May, 2019

In Camelot: Expect the O'Brien dynasty to continue domination

Aidan O’Brien’s son Donnacha is eyeing a career change, writes Johnny Ward.

# johnny-ward - Friday 12 April, 2019

Johnny Ward: How beautiful Ballinrobe became one of Irish racing's success stories

Johnny Ward celebrates the Mayo track as it prepares for its first meeting of the year.

# johnny-ward - Friday 22 February, 2019

Johnny Ward: Aidan O'Brien's youngest son concentrating on riding while he can keep the weight down

20-year-old jockey Donnacha hasn’t ruled out following in the footsteps of his father and brother by becoming a trainer.

# johnny-ward - Friday 1 February, 2019

Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance

The 26-year-old has had to deal with losing the Gigginstown job but retirements will leave a gap to fill and he’s as good as anyone else left, writes Johnny Ward.

# johnny-ward - Friday 25 January, 2019

We love an underdog and Cromwell could provide one with Champion Hurdle hope

A successful farrier by trade, the Meath trainer has already enjoyed 31 jumps winners this season, writes columnist Johnny Ward.

# johnny-ward - Saturday 15 August, 2015

From This 31-year-old Irishman ditched the '9 to 5' to travel the world and is making millions on the way Freedom

This 31-year-old Irishman ditched the '9 to 5' to travel the world and is making millions on the way

“The only time you set your alarm is for a flight, no boss, no schedule just the open road.”