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Willie Mullins has been a notable exception among Ireland’s top trainers in not having a sponsorship deal with a bookmaker. Photograph: Inpho

 Willie Mullins has described the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board as being “a bit late coming to the party” on the back of the integrity body’(...)

It is estimated that Boylesports paid €12 million to €18 million for the William  Hill business in North.

Boylesports has paid an estimated €18 million for 33 William Hill betting shops in the north, making the company Ireland’s biggest retail bookie. The(...)

Trainer Nicky Henderson dealt with the scratching of star chaser Altior (above) through his Unibet blog. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers insists there should be nothing in racing that might undermine public confidence in the sport. The(...)

Douvan and trainer Willie Mullins: ‘We just need to get him back out and see how he is – I’m happy to let him take his chance.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins describes it as “nearly a victory” in itself as Douvan prepares to make his long-awaited comeback in the Clonmel Oil Chase. It is more(...)

In a bid to aid small independent bookmakers, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introduced a relief from betting duty of €50,000 a calendar year

Bookies will get €50,000 a-year relief from the 2 per cent tax levied on betting in the Republic. In a bid to aid small independent bookmakers, Minis(...)

The Irish Greyhound Board directly owns or controls nine Irish tracks

Almost 20 years ago, when the Horse and Greyhound Racing Fund was established, supporting the sports was a political no-brainer. The creation of the(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing following the RTÉ Investigates programme on the industry. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty

The Irish Greyhound Board and the Irish Coursing Club have been asked to appear before the Oireachtas committee on agriculture next week to face quest(...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. Image: iStock.

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing in the aftermath of an RTÉ programme on the industry. In separate st(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said the industry must refocus its priorities away from breeding and on to animal welfare if it was to continue receiving State funding. Photograph: ©INPHO/ Donall Farmer

One of the largest sponsors of greyhound racing in the State has said it is “appalled” by standards of care revealed by an RTÉ documentary on the indu(...)

BoyleSports is seeking to take advantage of the upheaval in the high-street bookmaker as a result of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Republic’s second-biggest bookmaker BoyleSports has entered the British market through the acquisition of Wilf Gilbert, which operates a 13-shop c(...)

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