An artist’s impression of the permanent marquee-style pavilion planned for Leopardstown Racecourse

Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed a €4.7 million capital development grant towards the €12 million cost of the latest leg of redevelopment at its Leo(...)

The planned new weighroom at Leopardstown racecourse. Photograph: HRI

Leopardstown is set to invest €12 million into racecourse facilities during 2016/17. The investment will include a €4.7m grant from Horse Racing Irela(...)

Ruby Walsh and Vautour will be the ones to watch at Ascot today. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Since he might not even be the best in his own yard, it could be a major exaggeration to describe Vautour as a “horse in a million”, but the Cheltenha(...)

 Martin Ferris: The Horse Racing Ireland Bill  will give more control to the executive and dilute the power of industry bodies whose representatives are elected to the board by members, he said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Powerful on-course bookmakers could now get a seat on the board of Horse Racing Ireland, the governing body of the industry in Ireland, which sends ou(...)

Willie Mullins: with the full might of  Mullins’s all-conquering team set to be unleashed the issue of competition in the top pattern events is likely to produce further debate. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fears that Don Cossack’s short-odds rout of only three opponents in the National Hunt season’s opening Grade One may be a sign of things to come this(...)

The Curragh has barely changed structurally in the 50 years since Bing Crosby welcomed home his 1965 Irish Derby winner Meadow Court.

The word ‘momentous’ was repeatedly used at the launch of the Curragh’s €65 million redevelopment project and it was apt since rarely can nearly 200 y(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food, the Marine and Defence, Simon Coveney T.D. welcomed the establishment of a new company, Curragh Racecourse Limited, which will own, operate and redevelop the Curragh Racecourse and Training Grounds. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he expects the Horse Racing Ireland Bill to appear before the Dáil before the end of next week and (...)

Chief executive of the Turf Club Denis Egan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Turf Club officials are urgently seeking a meeting with the Minister for Agriculture, Food & Marine, Simon Coveney, over the Horse Racing Ireland(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Golden Horn celebrates winning the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown racecourse on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Irish racing’s top official said the sponsor of Saturday’s QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes was informed two days beforehand of the decision to move for(...)

David Wachman: “She is in both races, is on track for Champions Weekend and we will have to see what the owners want to do.” Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Legatissimo is already one of Europe’s busiest and most successful Group One performers in 2015 and the David Wachman-trained filly continues to appea(...)