Horse Racing Ireland CEO Brian Kavanagh. Photograph: Inpho.

Next year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will again be run on the last weekend of June but Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) confirmed yesterday it has calle(...)

The Turf Club appears to be on a possible collision course with the government over the proposed Horse Racing Ireland Amendment Bill that’s due to (...)

Aidan O’Brien: trainer’s Geoffrey Chaucer is the standout name for Ballysax. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

This year’s late Easter will work to Navan’s benefit on Saturday when the renowned classic trial, the PW McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes, mak(...)

Jockey William Buick on board The Fugue wins last year’s Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, one of a feast of Group One races in next September’s “Irish Champions Weekend” two-day meeting.

Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed there will be €3.73 million up for grabs over two days in September when Leopa(...)

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(...)

In most racing jurisdictions, finance is generated from punters, giving professionals a vital self-interest in maintaining public confidence in integrity. But in Ireland the financial priority is keeping the State money hose open to the ruling body, Horse Racing Ireland. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

A long time ago I held a horse when it was getting an injection. “What’s that?” I asked the much more worldly man busy searching for a vein. “V(...)

Last Instalment, ridden by Brian O’Connell, comes home to win the 2014 Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Inpho

Last Instalment took another step closer to participation in the Cheltenham Gold Cup yesterday with the news that his owners would accede to an(...)

Track at Clonmel waterlogged
  • Racing
  • February 5, 2014, 11:01

Clonmel’s jumps card on Thursday has been cancelled due to a waterlogged track.Officials at the Co Tipperary circuit were faced with a relatively str(...)

Trainer Phillip Fenton: Hoping Drive On Locky gets off the mark at Fairyhouse

Irish racing’s new “champions weekend” got a further boost yesterday with the promotion of the Solonaway Stakes to Group Two status which industry lea(...)

Carlingford Lough, ridden by Tony McCoy (left), clears the last alongside Morning Assembly (Ruby Walsh) before their victory in the Topaz Chase. Photograph: PA

Tony McCoy may wince when examining a re-run of yesterday’s big-race at Leopardstown but the legendary rider wasted no time getting over Jezki’s defea(...)