Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary was a happy man on Friday 16th March (quite appropriately St Patrick's Day) as his horse War of Attrition won the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup in one of the UK's richest races.
O'Leary says he was given the horse by his brother Eddie four years ago and it has gradually been improving since then, culminating in its scorching performance in the Gold Cup. A delighted O'Leary also commented on the horse's apt moniker 'War of Attrition': "He's well-named - like his owner, always causing trouble!"
The Cheltenham Racing Festival, which takes place over four days in the south-west of England, will prove to be a winner for O'Leary in another way for his airline will have carried hundreds of Irish racing fans over the Irish Sea to the meeting. It is no surprise to see Ryanair dedicating a special page on its website for racegoers.