The latest editorial and commentary pieces from The Irish Field

EDITORIAL: Better to be there for the long haul
Leo Powell
Leo Powell adds his opinion to the many doing the rounds about sires with their first runners in 2023
17 March 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: The end and start of an era
Leo Powell pays tribute to Honeysuckle, and wonders how good Constitution Hill is
10 March 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: Half a century of excellence honoured
Leo Powell pays tribute to a special band of women who have championed the sport horse sector for more than 50 years
EDITORIAL: There is no going back, so time for all to move forward
Leo Powell calls for an end to complaints about the whip rule and for more focus on making them work
3 March 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: From no Irish runners to a case of too many!
Disappointing to see no Irish horses running in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, but no shortage of them among the Grand National entries
24 February 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: Sometimes there are no winners
Leo Powell on why reasonable people and views are often lost in the fighting
17 February 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: No time to rest on our laurels
Leo Powell celebrates a great weekend at Leopardstown, but a wake-up call for Irish breeders
10 February 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: Dress code covering up racing's real problems
Leo Powell suggests that changing the dress code is not racing's answer to dwindling attendances
3 February 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: Time to catch my breath
Leo Powell will use his experience of the past week as a reminder of what is great and the business and sport in which he works
27 January 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: Time to ask 'How are Ya'
Leo Powell supports the latest HAY campaign t raise awareness of, and reduce the stigma around, mental health
20 January 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: Not enough time for this wonderful innovation
Leo Powell wishes he could be in more than one place at the same time this weekend
13 January 2023 Editorial
EDITORIAL: Don’t be afraid to reach out
Leo Powell asks readers to reach out to those who have suffered loss. A kind word is always appreciated
6 January 2023 Editorial