There are five or six individual Chinese thoroughbred owners involved in Ireland at the moment, who came over with a view to buying horses to bring back to China but decided to leave them in Ireland, training there, and they’ve had some success. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

The sport of kings generates considerable curiosity in China, but a ban on gambling makes it difficult for horseracing to really take off. Increasingl(...)

 A wind turbine stands beside pylons in   a field near Sehnde-Muellingen in the region of Hanover, Germany. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Four thoroughbred horse bodies have warned that investments in the bloodstock industry could be lost if wind turbines are not kept a safe dista(...)

Ruby Walsh:  “I am not opposed to progress and understand the need for renewable energy . . .   however the riding or even grazing of horses in such areas is simply not possible and extremely dangerous.”

Jockey Ruby Walsh has said proposals to erect wind turbines close to stud farms would be “extremely dangerous” for horses.Adding his voice to a campai(...)