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Irish Horse
RACING: Leopardstown could be Honeysuckle’s last dance
Mark Costello
It's frightening to think that the people's favourite could be retired on-the-spot next weekend.
25 January 2023 News
From the horse's mouth
Siobhán English spoke to Maria O’Rourke about the ins and outs of qualifying as an equine dentist and just what goes on in a horse’s mouth.
18 January 2023 Breeding
Seeing is believing: The ITBA Irish Stallion Trail
Helen Sharp joins the hundreds of people who took to the road for the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Irish Stallion Trail 2023.
Unexpected last chapter for Russell is a real page-turner
Davy Russell returned to the winners enclosure at Punchestown on Sunday and was given a hearty applause from racing fans.
18 January 2023 Racing & P-2-P
A glorious opportunity
Helen Sharp reflects on the week and finds unity in the sport horse world, and a court case ruling that provokes questions for riding schools and riders.
18 January 2023 News
Rotten luck for Kennedy derails a fabulous season
Jack Kennedy faces a significant amount of time off following a suspected broken leg sustained at Naas on Sunday.
11 January 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Love at first pony
Inspirational showing rider Ciara Mullen talks to Helen Sharp and shares the story of her pony Caherpuka Chappy and her unique journey with Connemaras.
11 January 2023 Showing
It’s Willie’s world again
The champion trainer was on imperious form again at Leopardstown and looks set for another big year.
4 January 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Ode to the agri store
Helen Sharp welcomes in 2023 by giving praise to Ireland's mighty agri-stores.
4 January 2023 News
Thriving Thoroughbreds
Treo Eile's Pro-celebrity Show Jumping Classic was a huge hit with equestrians of all ages, and highlights the possibilities for former racehorses.
21 December 2022 News
The end of a golden era for Irish jump racing
Davy Russell retired on his own terms and in one piece. That's the most important thing.
21 December 2022 Racing & P-2-P
The man who was too good at landing gambles
Racehorse trainer Ronan McNally is a hero to some and villain to others in racing.
14 December 2022 Racing & P-2-P