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Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland at the organisation’s offices in Ballymany, the Curragh, Co Kildare. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a sunny morning on the Curragh racecourse in Co Kildare. There is no racing but, off in the distance, work riders are exercising two powerful-loo(...)

A philosophical Ruby Walsh on  Brexit: ‘What will happen will happen’ Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Ruby Walsh, the Cheltenham Festival’s all-time leading jockey, is more concerned about a hard Irish border than the extra paperwork, taxes and travel (...)

Boscabet has begun rolling out digital betting information displays in bookies and UK racecourses, where its new system for the new British Tote –  Britbet –  will go live later this year

Broadcaster Racing UK’s parent Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has taken a minority stake in Irish start-up Boscabet. Boscabet has begun rolling out d(...)

 Nico de Boinville riding Altior, left,  clear the last to win The betfair Exchange Steeple Chase from Politolouge at Newbury. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Altior is odds-on across the board to claim a third Cheltenham Festival victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase after his class shone through on hi(...)

December racing at Cheltenham. Britain’s racecourses attract more than 6m  people a year, many of them new to or unfamiliar with the sport.  Photograph: Getty Images

Irish technology company Boscabet will provide digital tote betting displays at 55 British racecourses from next July, under a deal that the business (...)

 Douvan won’t run this season, his trainer Willie Mullins announced on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

National Hunt racing’s top-rated performer, Douvan, has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season. His trainer Willie Mullins confirmed on (...)

Cheltenham festival:  Ireland relies heavily on Britain to buy its horses, Seanad committee hears. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Irish horse racing industry cannot adapt its product to suit new markets and British racecourses such as Cheltenham and Aintree cannot be replicat(...)

On The Fringe, with Nina Carberry on board, on their way to winning the St James’s Place Foxhunter Steeple Chase Challenge Cup at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Getty Images.

On The Fringe may now be at the veteran stage but hunter-chasing’s superstar performer seems as good as ever to trainer Enda Bolger and he will start (...)

Foxrock ridden by Katie Walsh comes home to win the Leopardstown Inn Hunters Chase. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The champion hunter-chaser On The Fringe just failed to get a fairytale comeback to action at Leopardstown on Sunday but indicated he was on target t(...)

Mark Walsh guiding  Carlingford Lough to victory in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown last year. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing’s most prestigious Grade One card is almost invariably interpreted with an eye kept on its likely impact on the upcoming Cheltenham festi(...)

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