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Irish Horse
Meet the hometown trainer for the Dublin Racing Festival
Ronan Groome
Barry Connell is a south Dublin stockbroker turned owner, jockey and now trainer
1 February 2023 News
Winnings and warnings
Helen Sharp reports on a stellar week of equestrian celebrations to round up a chilly January, plus a disease warning for breeders to keep an eye on
1 February 2023 News
Bright young things
Helen Sharp discovers how award-winning Co Westmeath students Aine Shortall and Kate Whyte took on the global issue of equine wormer resistance.
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.
25 January 2023 Racing & P-2-P
From the horse's mouth
Siobhán English spoke to Maria O’Rourke about the ins and outs of qualifying as an equine dentist and just what goes on in a horse’s mouth.
25 January 2023 News
Seeing is believing: The ITBA Irish Stallion Trail
Helen Sharp joins the hundreds of people who took to the road for the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Irish Stallion Trail 2023.
18 January 2023 Breeding
Unexpected last chapter for Russell is a real page-turner
Davy Russell returned to the winners enclosure at Punchestown on Sunday and was given a hearty applause from racing fans.
18 January 2023 Racing & P-2-P
A glorious opportunity
Helen Sharp reflects on the week and finds unity in the sport horse world, and a court case ruling that provokes questions for riding schools and riders.
18 January 2023 News
Rotten luck for Kennedy derails a fabulous season
Jack Kennedy faces a significant amount of time off following a suspected broken leg sustained at Naas on Sunday.
11 January 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Love at first pony
Inspirational showing rider Ciara Mullen talks to Helen Sharp and shares the story of her pony Caherpuka Chappy and her unique journey with Connemaras.
11 January 2023 Showing
It’s Willie’s world again
The champion trainer was on imperious form again at Leopardstown and looks set for another big year.
4 January 2023 Racing & P-2-P
Ode to the agri store
Helen Sharp welcomes in 2023 by giving praise to Ireland's mighty agri-stores.
4 January 2023 News