Irish Horse
Irish Horse: why now could be the perfect time to buy a racehorse
Mark Costello
There are signs that the market is slowing down with value to be had, writes Mark Costello.
Irish Horse: should racecourse admission be free all the time?
One track is leading the way in recruiting new racegoers, writes Mark Costello.
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.
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 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
Irish Horse: Grand day for Mullins as he targets the British title
The champion trainer is about to emulate Vincent O’Brien territory – one of the all-time greats of the racing game, writes Mark Costello.
17 April 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Maximise your ‘Munny’ with these two tips
As the seconds tick away until the start of the Cheltenham Festival, Mark Costello has two names for you to note for later in the season.
28 February 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Fairyhouse sure to produce more Cheltenham clues
Which horses should you be watching out for at the two-day Winter Festival? asks Mark Costello.
29 November 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Why every weekend this month is like Christmas for jump racing fans
The jump racing season has hit top gear and there are top class horses emerging everywhere you look, writes Mark Costello
15 November 2023 Racing & P-2-P
IRISH HORSE: We'll have to wait a bit longer to hear Ireland's Call in Paris
Mark Costello expects the home team to provide the winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp on Sunday.
27 September 2023 Racing & P-2-P
The cattle farmer training some of Europe's fastest racehorses
Adrian Murray has gone from being a 'hobby' trainer of point-to-pointers to beating Aidan O'Brien in the biggest races.
23 August 2023 Racing & P-2-P
RACING: Free admission at the Curragh on Saturday
Irish racing is trying to win back lost customers and so is the Tote, writes Mark Costello
9 August 2023 Racing & P-2-P