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Inevitably the BBC investigation renewed focus on the question of what happens to racehorses after their racing career is finished. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A system where money could be guaranteed to make sure thoroughbreds don’t end up in a “paupers grave situation” is being examined by Irish racing’s ru(...)

Michael Halford: “I am disappointed and upset that the reputation and good name of Irish horse racing, and its world renowned trainers, is being maligned in this way.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers has comprehensively disassociated itself with Jim Bolger’s claims in relation to doping and integri(...)

Racecourse bookmakers haven’t been able to operate since the first Covid-19 lockdown last March. Photograph: Inpho

The body representing on-course bookmakers has said it is inevitable some of its members won’t return to the ring once the worst of the coronavirus pa(...)

Jockeys walk to the spectator-free parade ring for the opening race during day two of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Curragh Racecourse last weekend. Photo: PA Wire

Any Government move to increase crowd sizes at sporting events to 500 people will allow owners go racing but also increase costs for racecourses. Ah(...)

 Ruby Walsh after winning  the  2019 Irish Grand National on Burrows Saint at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Andres Poveda

The 2020 Boylesports Irish Grand National has been cancelled, with racing’s top official admitting that running Ireland’s most valuable steeplechase b(...)

 Brian Kavanagh, chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland: ‘We will watch with interest what goes on at that trial in Goodwood.’  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) is refusing to put any date on when the public could be allowed to go racing again, describing the situation as largely out(...)

Johnny Murtagh: ‘I’m waiting for tomorrow to know where we stand’. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Like many within racing Johnny Murtagh is in the dark as to when the sport will be able to resume in Ireland. However the renowned former champion j(...)

Irish National Hunt racing’s biggest festival of all at Punchestown is scheduled to start on April 28th. Photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s top official wouldn’t speculate on when the sport might resume here but pointed to other major jurisdictions for evidence of how such a(...)

Chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland Brian Kavanagh: “the investment in the Curragh is for the long term”. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive has refused to be drawn on what a satisfactory attendance will be for Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at(...)

 Robbie Power riding Sizing John (R) pips Djakadam (L) to claim the Punchestown Gold Cup last  April. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A mouth-watering clash between the new 2017 ‘Horse of the Year’ Sizing John and the history-seeking Djakadam is on the card for Sunday’s John Durkan (...)