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WATCH: ‘It was what dreams are made of’ – Remembering the...

The Irish Grand National will take place on Bank Holiday Monday in Fairyhouse this weekend. Back in 2017, there were wild celebrations in Coolrain when...

BREAKING: Popular Laois horse passes away

Very sad news has just reached us. Popular Grand National winning horse Our Duke has died. Last year's Boylesports Irish Grand National winner Our Duke has...

Owners of Our Duke gearing up for ‘dream’ day

The owners of Our Duke say that they can't believe their dreams of having a horse run up the Cheltenham hill are about to...

Our Duke installed as bookies favourite as Gold Cup draws closer

Laois horse, Our Duke, has been backed in as the bookies' favourite for tomorrow's prestigious Timico Gold Cup in Cheltenham. Having initially traded at 16/1,...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Gardaí in the sky A Garda helicopter was seen combing the Midlands following a robbery Arrest in Portarlington  A man was arrested after a knife was...

Excitement building for Laois family as Our Duke gets set for...

Flights are being booked, accommodation is being arranged and the excitement is building for the Cooper family in Coolrain with the countdown to Cheltenham...

WATCH: Our Duke back on track after impressive win in Gowran

Laois horse Our Duke has seen its odds cut for the Cheltenham Gold Cup following an impressive win in Gowran Park this afternoon. The Jessica...

Our Duke set for Gold Cup tester at Gowran this Saturday

The Cooper's of Coolrain will be hoping that Our Duke can rekindle his Irish Grand National winning form this Saturday in Gowran, ahead of...

Mixed fortunes for Laois connections in Leopardstown

There was disappointment for one Laois Cheltenham Gold Cup hopeful in Leopardstown today - but hope for another following a dramatic day of racing...

Three Laois horses going for glory in Leopardstown

Today marks the second day of the first Dublin Horse Racing Festival and there will be keen Laois interest. Three horses with strong Laois connections...

Disappointing reappearance for Laois horse Our Duke

Grand National winning horse Our Duke was massively disappointed on his seasonal reappearance in Down Royal today. Despite being sent off the 5/6 favourite, he proved...

Grand National-winning Laois horse set for first appearance since that Fairyhouse...

Our Duke - the racehorse owned by the Cooper family syndicate from Coolrain which won this year's Irish Grand National winner which is  -...

In Pictures: Our Duke celebrations make it to County Hall

Our Duke winning the Irish Grand National is already one of the highlights of the year for Laois people and last Thursday night the Cooper...

Cooper family and Our Duke to be honoured by Laois County...

The honours and recognition keep coming for the Cooper family from Coolrain and their Irish Grand National-winning horse Our Duke. They are to be honoured...

Cooper family aiming for Punchestown glory with Oscar Sam

The Cooper family from Camross, who are still celebrating their Grand National success with Our Duke, could be in for another good day today...

Ireland rugby coach and Grand National trophy coming to Portlaoise

The Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt will be in Portlaoise tomorrow - and so too will the Grand National horse racing trophy. Schmidt will be...

20 great pictures as Our Duke celebrations in full swing in...

Sheeran's Pub in Coolrain was the only place to be on Easter Monday night as the home village of Our Duke celebrated its outstanding...

Twitter and Facebook react as Our Duke lands the Irish Grand...

We've said it before and we'll no doubt say it again. Social media loves a winner. And this afternoon after Our Duke - bred and...

Grand National success for Laois horse Our Duke

There will be serious celebrations in Coolrain tonight following the success of Our Duke in the Irish Grand National in Fairyhouse. Owned by the syndicate...