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.
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.”
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
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
McLoughlin’s Lord primed for historic National bid
Dermot McLoughlin is aiming to equal a feat last completed nearly a half century ago when he sends out Lord Lariat in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National.
5 April 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Cooper’s decision to retire a start reminder of the pitfalls
Bryan Cooper has 36 Grade 1 wins to his name as a jockey but called it quits at the age of just 30 last week, writes Ronan Groome.
29 March 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Five things to take from another brilliant Cheltenham Festival
Ronan Groome takes stock of a memorable 2023 Cheltenham Festival.
22 March 2023 Racing & P-2-P
De Bromhead will feel all the goodwill in quest for Gold
Things haven’t gone to plan this year for A Plus Tard, but he remains a huge player in the Gold Cup for Henry de Bromhead.
15 March 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Russell’s last dance fittingly on the biggest stage
The Cork native will ride “the bulk” of Gordon Elliott’s best chances at Cheltenham following the news that Jack Kennedy will miss the festival.
8 March 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Cheltenham’s grounds for concern
With a dry summer and autumn and frozen ground over the winter, the track conditions for the upcoming Cheltenham Festival will be a topic of discussion over the next few weeks.
1 March 2023 Racing & P-2-P
McNally confident in appeal against 12-year ban
The Armagh trainer spoke for the first time publicly about his unprecedented ban when saddling Vee Dancer to win at Dundalk last week.
22 February 2023 Racing & P-2-P