O’Connor And Edwulf Preparing For Irish Gold Cup Defence

Derek O'Connor, receiving his Manix Menswear Sports Star of the Month Award for March. Pic © Clare FM

Tubber jockey Derek O’Connor and Edwulf will return to Leopardstown this Sunday, as they look to retain the Unibet Irish Gold Cup.

O’Connor’s victory aboard Edwulf in last year’s outing of the race was a career highlight for the Clareman, who was subsequently awarded the Ride of the Year honour at Horse Racing Ireland’s annual awards in recognition of his performance.

Edwulf is now one of 13 horses still in contention for Sunday’s renewal, which is one of the highlights of the Irish racing calendar.


O’Connor admits Edwulf has yet to reach the same levels as last year, but thinks he could still pull out a strong performance this weekend.