Irish Horse
IFA calls on Minister to support breeders
Mark Costello
Irish racing will pay out €68 million in prize money this year. Should the breeder get a share?
8 February 2023 Racing & P-2-P
RACING: Five things we learned at the Dublin Racing Festival
The two-day meeting at Leopardstown produced plenty of talking points ahead of the fast-approaching Cheltenham Festival.
25 January 2023 Racing & P-2-P
RACING: Leopardstown could be Honeysuckle’s last dance
It's frightening to think that the people's favourite could be retired on-the-spot next weekend.
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
Popcorn at the ready for Horse Sport Ireland Oireachtas Committee hearing
Old wounds are likely to be reopened when stakeholders are asked to appear before politicians in a public forum next year.
14 December 2022 Show jumping
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
Reputations on the line at Fairyhouse
Mark Costello looks ahead to Hatton's Grace day, which can always be relied upon to produce some future champions.
23 November 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Comment: Should you consider having your horse put down?
Rising feed prices will mean some horse owners face tough decisions this winter, says Mark Costello.
28 September 2022 News
Five talking points from the 2022 Galway Races
Mark Costello picks out the incidents and key statistics from the seven-day festival at Ballybrit
3 August 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Is it too expensive to go racing?
The number of people attending racemeetings fell in the first half of 2022. Is this because of the admission prices, or could it be something else?
27 July 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Racing: snow forecast for Aintree Grand National
Mark Costello previews next Saturday's Randox Grand National, the daddy of them all.
6 April 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Horsewomen of Ireland: from the sports page to the front page
The jump jockey has taken racing from the sports pages to the front pages, writes mark Costello.
23 March 2022 News