MARK Walsh, creator of the Horse Racing Heroes podcast, won the Rising Star Award at this week’s Irish Podcast Awards.

Sponsored by Horse Racing Ireland, Horse Racing Heroes focuses on one equine hero per episode and gained a worldwide audience when introduced early in 2021. Among the ‘heroes’ interviewed by Walsh are J.P. McManus, John Oxx, Ruby Walsh, Oisin Murphy, Tony Mullins, Francois Doumen and Michael Owen.