The latest news from the sport horse and thoroughbred world. Weekly focus on breeding, national hunt, showjumping, eventing, showing and sales for the farmer breeder.

Irish Horse
Scarteen Puppy Show
Helen Sharp
A fine September day out for all at the Scarteen Puppy Show.
21 September 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Big opportunity for the Curragh to reconnect with locals
The Curragh has largely struggled to attract big attendances since its redevelopment but this weekend could be a different story.
21 September 2022 News
Money, money, money
Helen Sharp notes a theme over the week and it's big prices, big wins and big asks .
Moate Show shines
Susan Finnerty visits the Moate Agricultural Show and meets the All Ireland filly foal champion
14 September 2022 Breeding
Quinn’s Princess continues remarkable story
Tipperary native John Quinn came home to win the Group 1 Flying Five Stakes with a rags to riches mare who continues to thrive at the highest level.
14 September 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Who is qualified to advise breeders on TAMS?
Now that the Common Agricultural Policy 2023-2027 has been approved by the European Union, who will inform equine farmers on what's required to receive funding
14 September 2022 Breeding
We are the Champions
It’s time to celebrate with family and friends as the Longines Irish Champions Weekend kicks off on Saturday.
7 September 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Christa Dillon: living the dream
Helen Sharp gets a giggle with Christa Dillon, equestrian, writer and voice of harassed horsewomen everywhere.
7 September 2022 Eventing
Irish Breeders Classic
Helen Sharp reflects on one of the richest young horse championships in the world and shares a vital support service for equestrians following tragedy at the weekend.
7 September 2022 Show jumping
Brilliant Baaeed set for career-defining Arc bid
The four-year-old will run at ParisLongchamp provided his trainer William Haggas finds the ground suitable.
31 August 2022 Racing & P-2-P
Sale-topping Zirocco Blue colt earns €27,000
Sally Parkyn reports from a spritely Premier Three-Year-Old Sale at Cavan Equestrian Centre.
31 August 2022 Sales
Horses are not born; they are bred
Helen Sharp reflects on recent successes for Irish breeders and why emotion should be part of any winning formula.
31 August 2022 Breeding