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 will appeal his three-year Turf Club ban. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Controversial trainer Philip Fenton has lodged an appeal to the Turf Club against the severity of his three year disqualification from racing. After (...)

Pat Hughes  outside Carlow District Court yesterday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Former Irish Grand National and Royal Ascot-winning trainer Pat Hughes was yesterday convicted of possessing unauthorised animal remedies. Hughes (72(...)

Racehorse trainer Philip Fenton arrives at Carrick-on-Suir District Court in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Part of the prosecution’s case against trainer Philip Fenton, who stands accused of possession of unlicensed animal remedies, is that he “accepts” he(...)

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 (...)

Australia remains firmly in the mix for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the end of the month but despite having won at Epsom last weekend there app(...)