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(...)

Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leopardstown’s €20,000 Ballsbridge Hurdle is small fry compared to Cheltenham’s upcoming delights but it could provide a timely boost today to both G(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney TD: He  wants the semi-state HRI to control revenue streams and dole out a budget to the Turf Club. Dara Mac Donaill

Racing politics in Ireland can be Afghan tribal, with a long history of swaggering interlopers finding out the hard way the land of tweed is where ref(...)

Lidari, trained by Peter Moody - who also trained Black Caviar - tested positive following a second place finish in the Turnbull Stakes last October. (Photo by Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images)

Australian thoroughbred racing has been rocked by a string of positive tests involving horses from stables of some of the country’s leading trainers.R(...)

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(...)

 Phillip Fenton was found guilty on eight charges of possessing banned animal medicines, including anabolic steroids, but had subsequently lodged an appeal to the Turf Club against the severity of the lengthy suspension. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Trainer Phillip Fenton has withdrawn his appeal to have his three year disqualification from racing reduced, less than a week before his scheduled hea(...)

Paul Townend: has an enviable collection of rides, including Twinlight, at Cork. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tony McCoy won’t have to tackle his old friend and rival Ruby Walsh at Cork’s triple-Graded race card on Sunday but Paul Townend still looks like bei(...)

Danny Mullins has been suspended for three days by the Turf Club. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The issue of drugs within racing has taken a new twist with the sport’s two ruling bodies, Horse Racing Ireland and the Turf Club, unable to agree on (...)

Sergio Aguero celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s third and matchwinning goal last night. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 26, 2014, 08:32

The Champions League returned last night and it certainly didn’t disappoint, a smash and grab Manchester City victory over Bayern Munich keeping their(...)

Annie Power ridden by Rugby Walsh comes home to win the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle in May. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Star mare Annie Power could start the shortest-priced favourite for Sunday’s €80,000 Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle since the mighty Istabraq famously(...)