Thursday 23 February 2017

O'Leary dedicates race wins to sick dad

Published 17/03/2011 | 05:00

AN emotional Michael O'Leary yesterday dedicated his two winners at the Cheltenham Festival to his father, who is battling cancer.

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As he celebrated the victories of First Lieutenant and Carlito Brigante, the Ryanair chief, pictured by Steve Humphreys, paid tribute to his father, Ted.

"Today's win is a tribute to him," he said.

A further four Irish-trained horses romped home, making it the best-ever day for the Irish at the Mecca of jump racing.

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