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Irish Horse
Irish Horse: donkey work over at last
Helen Sharp
Helen Sharp heads to the Balmoral Show to seek out the equines and she welcomes new life to her farm.
Irish Horse: why now could be the perfect time to buy a racehorse
22 May 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: why now could be the perfect time to buy a racehorse
There are signs that the market is slowing down with value to be had, writes Mark Costello.
Irish Horse: a wayward pony and a helpful saint
15 May 2024 News
Irish Horse: a wayward pony and a helpful saint
In this week's column, Helen Sharp finds support with a lost pony from an unexpected source
Irish Horse: should racecourse admission be free all the time?
One track is leading the way in recruiting new racegoers, writes Mark Costello.
15 May 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: seasons of change
Looking past the wet ground to the season ahead and celebrating social media fame for the new donkey additions to the farm, writes Christa Dillon.
8 May 2024 News
Irish Horse: what will Irish racing look like in 2028?
Horse Racing Ireland has set itself some ambitious targets in its new five-year Strategic Plan, writes Mark Costello.
8 May 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse Ringside Stories: flying British ambassador
While UK-based Lucinda Starling has clocked up air miles in her career, she is also an ambassador for Irish-breds cross-channel. In conversation with Susan Finnerty.
8 May 2024 Breeding
Irish Horse: time for the Trojan horse to prove himself
We might see a true superstar, as City Of Troy is the hot favourite, in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket – but don’t bet on it, writes Mark Costello.
1 May 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish House: shaking foundations
Helen Sharp smells anger in the air in the face of more challenges in the sport horse sector.
1 May 2024 News
Irish Horse: 'in teaching, you will learn'
Christa Dillon talks to equestrian coach Sarah-Jane Doyle about her life and family.
1 May 2024 News
Irish Horse Ringside Stories: ‘my priority is having happy and healthy horses’
All-Ireland titles in the showring and athletics are second nature to Claregalway student Matthew Newell. In conversation with Susan Finnerty.
24 April 2024 Showing
Irish Horse: Willie Mullins could win the Eurovision... if he tried!
It’s gonna be “wall-to-wall Willie” as the Punchestown Festival kicks off next week, writes Mark Costello.
24 April 2024 Racing & P-2-P