Irish Horse
Irish Horse: smaller trainers play big role in record Irish National challenge
Ronan Groome
John McConnell and Martin Brassil have high hopes of winning the Aintree Grand National this Saturday, writes Ronan Groome.
3 April 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: intense triumph for Gibney a fine example of talent out there
Meath trainer Tom Gibney won the Irish Grand National for the second time with Intense Raffles, writes Ronan Groome.
27 March 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Newland’s calls to restrict Irish influence in Britain condemned
Senior figures have reacted negatively to calls from Grand National-winning trainer Dr Richard Newland for a blanket ban on Irish-trained runners in Britain, writes Ronan Groome.
Irish Horse: Cheltenham under pressure from punters
Punters are voting with their feet at Cheltenham amidst increasing costs and uncompetitive action, writes Ronan Groome.
20 March 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Galopin for Gold in top class renewal
Ronan Groome sets the scene for the Cheltenham Gold Cup where Galopin Des Champs aims to defend his title.
13 March 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Irish racing waves goodbye to legend Maureen Mullins
Maureen Mullins was laid to rest last Friday at the age of 94, writes Ronan Groome.
21 February 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Mullins quest for century of Cheltenham Festival wins
The 17-time Irish champion trainer opened his doors to the press ahead of the Cheltenham Festival this month, writes Ronan Groome.
14 February 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Galopin Des Champs leads superb Mullins DRF team
All eyes will be on Leopardstown this weekend as the Dublin Racing Festival plays host to a stellar line-up of jumping equine talent, writes Ronan Groome.
31 January 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: the French connection
Ronan Groome reports from the ITBA National Hunt 'Jumping Into The Future' Seminar which took place this week in the Lord Bagenal in Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow.
24 January 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Annie Power’s boy living up to family legacy so far
Mystical Power, the stoutly bred son of Galileo and star mare Annie Power, is now favourite for the Supreme Novice Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, writes Ronan Groome.
17 January 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Naas forced to abandon after ‘100/1 shot’ fog fails to clear
The Kildare racecourse lost out on their big day last Sunday when thick fog rendered conditions unsafe and unsatisfactory, writes Ronan Groome.
10 January 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: Teahupoo toughs it out again in Hatton’s Grace
The Robcour-owned six-year-old further strengthened the lead of both Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy in their respective championships, writes Ronan Groome.
6 December 2023 Racing & P-2-P