The Turf Club appears to be on a possible collision course with the government over the proposed Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill that’s due to (...)

Jockey William Buick on board The Fugue wins last year’s Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, one of a feast of Group One races in next September’s “Irish Champions Weekend” two-day meeting.

Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed there will be €3.73 million up for grabs over two days in September when Leopa(...)

Central to the new dispensation will be Turf Club vets getting the same search-and-seize powers as some State agencies. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Officials at Irish racing’s integrity body, the Turf Club, are confident of securing the vital authorised officer(...)

In most racing jurisdictions, finance is generated from punters, giving professionals a vital self-interest in maintaining public confidence in integrity. But in Ireland the financial priority is keeping the State money hose open to the ruling body, Horse Racing Ireland. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

A long time ago I held a horse when it was getting an injection. “What’s that?” I asked the much more worldly man busy searching for a vein. “V(...)

Dundalk’s   floodlit all-weather track for flat racing. A floodlit jumps course is being planned for the Louth venue. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk’s plans to build a €3.5 million floodlit, jumps all-weather course, possibly opening in 2016, appear to have attracted mixed early notices wit(...)

A ‘Start Your Own Business Scheme’ for people who have been unemployed for 15 months or more and  a tax break for home renovations are included in a range of Budget measures announced today.

A two-year tax break for unemployed people who start their own business has been welcomed as the boost that might reignite the almost stagnant constru(...)

On-course bookmakers saw their turnover decrease by nine per cent to less than €30 million. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Statistics for the first half of 2013 suggest the impact of the recession on Irish racing may be bottoming out for most sectors of the industry – but (...)