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Irish Horse
IRISH HORSE: Sprewell out to give Harrington dream Derby win
Ronan Groome
Jessica Harrington says the Derby is one race above all else she’d love to add to her CV and after a hugely challenging time, she has a live chance in the race this Saturday.
24 May 2023 Breeding
Fortune favours the breeder
Helen Sharp celebrates some positives for breeders this month, including a win at auction and the launch of the Horse Sport Ireland breeding initiatives.
24 May 2023 Racing & P-2-P
IRISH HORSE: Irish racing and breeding industries bolstered by Deloitte report
“Other sports are entitled to look for increased funding but they should do so on their own merits.”
Why Irish racing could be back on Sky next year
The battle for control of Irish racing's media rights has taken a new twist.
17 May 2023 Racing & P-2-P
The origins of the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival at the Curragh Racecourse
In the run up to the Tattersalls Irish Guineas Festival, The Irish Horse discovers what's in store for the festival of flat racing and the African origin of the guinea.
17 May 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Dream return to the top for Murphy in 1000 Guineas epic
Kerry jockey Oisin Murphy returned from a 14-month ban to become a classic-winning jockey again when his mount Mawj saw off Tahiyra in a brilliant renewal of the 1000 Guineas
10 May 2023 Racing & P-2-P
A growing problem as harsh spring takes toll
Helen Sharp faces up to the realities of a challenging spring and discusses the growing problem of rapeseed for racehorse trainers.
10 May 2023 News
Lagans OBOS Quality sires top price of €24,000
Sally Parkyn reports on a positive May Sale for four-year-olds and ponies at Goresbridge.
10 May 2023 Breeding
A special place: Cian O'Connnor's Karlswood training complex in Co. Meath
An equine spa, sand arenas with underground moisture control, perfect paddocks and one of the best grass arenas on the planet, Karlswood is global leader and Thom Malone paid a visit.
3 May 2023 Show jumping
Auguste out to ignite Triple Crown dreams
Aidan O’Brien’s Auguste Rodin is the main focus as the first classics of the year take place at Newmarket.
3 May 2023 Racing & P-2-P
True amateurs primed for unique charity race challenge
The 32nd renewal of the Punchestown Kidney Research Fund Charity Race has proven as popular as ever, with 25 riders set to take on the challenge.
26 April 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Experienced hands
Helen Sharp takes a look at the biggest stories in equestrian news this week
26 April 2023 News