The latest horse racing features from Ireland and around the world

PODCAST: Dessie Scahill - 'I got Alex Ferguson hooked on racing'
Donn McClean
The retired racing commentator discusses his life and times in racing with Donn McClean
18 May 2024 Racing features
TALKING TRAINERS: Aidan O'Brien: 'We’re back dreaming again'
At the pre-Derby Jockey Club morning, Aidan O'Brien continued to be upbeat on City Of Troy's progression to the Derby despite the 2000 Guineas disappointment
17 May 2024 Racing features
BIG INTERVIEW: ANDY SLATTERY - 'I have my eye on a Group 1, she's very special'
Mark Boylan speaks to the Co Tipperary trainer with an exciting big-race hope on Tattersalls Irish Guineas weekend
HEART OF RACING: Danny McLoughlin - "I couldn't have asked for a better start"
This week, John O'Riordan caught up with Danny McLoughlin who had his first winner as a trainer with only his fourth runner at Naas last Saturday
17 May 2024 Racing features
THE OWNER: Martin Grant - 'David O'Brien is very much a fantastic horseman'
Martin Grant is part of the Fastey for Fun Syndicate, who had great success last Sunday when their mare, Minx Tiara had listed success
17 May 2024 Racing features
Emma Coleman tells Amy Corrado about her experience with the Godolphin Flying Start programme and her future aspirations
17 May 2024 Racing features
BIG INTERVIEW: Timmy O'Byrne - Breaking in Grade 1 winners for J.P. McManus
Three recent Grade 1 winners were broken and educated at Timmy O'Byrne's The Lodge Stud in Waterford. Tyrone Molloy finds out more about the O'Byrne family's long association with Irish racing
10 May 2024 Racing features
HEART OF RACING: James Smith - "I got plenty of rides on some very nice horses"
Fresh off the back of his first double, James Smith tells John O'Riordan about his introduction to horses and his time spent riding in England
10 May 2024 Racing features
THE OWNER: 'I didn’t want to be in a yard that you could get lost in'
Tom Gannon caught up with Darren Cahill who had a tremendous bit of luck recently when Backtonormal, whom he had bought a share in only five weeks previous, won at the Punchestown
10 May 2024 Racing features
BIG INTERVIEW: Sebastian Hutch - CEO of Inglis Sales
Siobhán English catches up with Sebastian Hutch, the Irishman running the largest and oldest thoroughbred sales company in Australia
7 May 2024 Racing features
HEART OF RACING: Sam Cottrill - "One of the best feelings of my life"
This week, John O'Riordan caught up with Sam Cottrill who looks after this year's Queen Mother winner, Captain Guinness
7 May 2024 Racing features
TREO EILE: Masterclass delves into the journey of racehorse retraining
Anne O’Connor of Treo Eile and Clodagh Kavanagh of Women’s Irish Network for Racing report on the recent Spring Showcase and fireside chat jointly organised by both organisations
6 May 2024 Racing features