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
Irish Horse: Grand day for Mullins as he targets the British title
Mark Costello
The champion trainer is about to emulate Vincent O’Brien territory – one of the all-time greats of the racing game, writes Mark Costello.
17 April 2024 Breeding
Irish Horse: Palaces and problems
Helen Sharp has been to the Paris Olympic equestrian site for a slice of the upcoming glamour, meanwhile at home breeders face more passport misery.
17 April 2024 Sales
Irish Horse: solid sport horse sales at Cavan
Sally Parkyn reports on a positive sellers’ market last week at Cavan Equestrian Centre.
Irish Horse: smaller trainers play big role in record Irish National challenge
John McConnell and Martin Brassil have high hopes of winning the Aintree Grand National this Saturday, writes Ronan Groome.
10 April 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Irish Horse: basic instincts
Helen Sharp ponders the future of equine reproductive techniques following a historic move by the Swedish Warmblood Association.
3 April 2024 Breeding
Irish Horse Ringside Stories: road to success
In the second part of the ‘Jumping for Joy’ photo story, Mayo man Liam Lynskey talks about his love of horses. In conversation with Susan Finnerty.
3 April 2024 News
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.
3 April 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.
27 March 2024 Racing & P-2-P
Breeding: when electric meets horsepower
Leading by example in the realm of breeding and sustainability, Helen Sharp looks at breeding operations in Sweden.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Breeding: foster mare support
The Northern Ireland Horse Board (NIHB) provides a foster mare and orphan foal alert service for the whole island of Ireland, writes Helen Sharp.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Breeding: Repro screening scheme expanded to include mares
The HSI Reproductive Health Screening Scheme supports the cost of pre-breeding screening up to €50, writes Helen Sharp.
27 March 2024 Breeding
Good guidance, good horses and good coffee
Editor of the Irish Horse Helen Sharp introduces the 2024 Irish Farmers Journal Sport Horse Breeding Supplement and shares her thoughts on the value of trusted support for breeders.
27 March 2024 Breeding