Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan: “Events in the past year have highlighted the importance of providing a facility for anyone who has information they wish to report in a confidential manner.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Turf Club is prepared to pay reward money “up to five figures” for information supplied on a hotline established to combat activity which affect(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan criticised the Department of Agriculture for a lack of communication. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Department of Agriculture officials have rejected Turf Club concerns that their independence is potentially threatened by the proposed Horse Racing I(...)

The Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill will be put before the Dáil in June. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Irish racing’s regulatory body the Turf Club plans to legally challenge sections of the new Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill if it gets passed int(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan: ‘We very much welcome the allocation of funds for laboratory improvements. This matter has been of concern to us for some time.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The Turf Club has welcomed the decision of the Horse Racing Ireland board to make funding available for the purchase of laboratory equipment to enhan(...)

Philip Fenton has been disqualified from training for three years by the Turf Club’s Referrals Committee for possession of banned animal remedies. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Racing Correspondent On the back of disqualifying Philip Fenton for three years over the trainer’s possession of banned animal remedies including ana(...)

Trainer Philip Fenton (left) and solicitor Ken Molan arrive at Carrick-on-Suir District Court in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The fallout from Philip Fenton’s conviction for possession of anabolic steroids and other banned substances has dealt a further blow to Irish racing’s(...)

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(...)