Five horses died during a summer National Hunt meeting  Clonmel Racecourse. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan said on Wednesday that the sport’s regulator is satisfied that five fatal injuries sustained by horses running at(...)

Clonmel race course: One of the five horses, Milan Elite, was killed after a fall last Friday but the other four – Ballintotty Boy, Oscar Pearl, Areyouforreal and Lisgreen Lad – were all pulled up after incurring fatal injuries. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The option of keeping tracks watered to maintain ground consistently softer than good for National Hunt racing in Ireland is set to be considered as (...)

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(...)

Trainer Philip Fenton at Clonmel Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Turf Club have announced plans for a major revamp of their drug-testing systems including for the first time the ability to test horses th(...)

Hennessy Gold Cup winning-owner Michael O’Leary, jockey Brian O’Connell and trainer Philip Fenton celebrate Last Instalment’s success this month at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gigginstown Stud owner Michael O’Leary has reiterated that Last Instalment is on course to run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. (...)

Philip Fenton: won the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown nine days ago with Last Instalment. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Philip Fenton, trainer of the leading Cheltenham Gold Cup hope Last Instalment, is due to appear in Carrick-On-Suir District Court on Thursday char(...)

Trainer Philip Fenton pictured with Dunguib. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Philip Fenton, trainer of Irish Hennessy winner and Cheltenham Gold Cup third-favourite Last Instalment, is scheduled to appear at Carrick-on-(...)

165  drug tests on jockeys carried out by the Turf Club last year

Statistical evidence of the Turf Club’s dramatically increased testing of horses ‘in-training’ has come from the Integrity body’s statistical report f(...)

Michael O’Leary with jockey  Davy Russell and  trainer Gordon Elliot  at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has withdrawn his Turf Club appeal against the penalties imposed on his horse Devils Bride at Fairyhouse 12 days ago.The(...)

Michael O’Leary and his wife Anita celebrate Sir Des Champs’s victory in last April’s Punchestown Gold Cup Chase with jockey Davy Russell.

A Turf Club hearing into Michael O’Leary’s appeal against a two-day suspension of one of his horses has been provisionally scheduled for next Monday a(...)