There have been estimates of up to €65 million in lost commercial income to Irish racing generally due to the pandemic. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Media rights revenue has been described as “absolutely key” to the survival of Ireland’s 26 racecourses during the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Af(...)

Rachael Blackmore became the first women to win the Champion Hurdle with Honeysuckle. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Usually reticent when it comes to the media, Rachael Blackmore still has a happy knack when it comes to a good quote. In April she had barely pulled (...)

Broome and Ryan Moore will attempt to win the Japan Cup for Aidan O’Brien. Photo: Getty Images

Just a single Irish-trained horse has been successful in the Japan Cup’s 40 year history but Aidan O’Brien will try to put that statistic right early (...)

Horse Racing Ireland’s budget has been reduced by over €6 million in the budget. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish racing got a budget blow on Tuesday with the Government opting to reduce its funding to the sector by over €6 million. Horse Racing Ireland had(...)

William Buick riding Adayar to win the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot in  July. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Saturday’s British Champions Day at Ascot has a shot at living up to its billing in style and potentially produce a world leader in Europe’s final maj(...)

New Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Suzanne Eade will serve a seven-year term with a salary understood to be €190,000 per annum. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

The new chief executive of Horse Racing Ireland, Suzanne Eade, has said she brings a clean slate to the job of running the semi-State body. Eade take(...)

Trainer Ger Lyons celebrates after winning the Juddmonte Irish Oaks with Even So in 2020. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ger Lyons will have two opportunities at Monday’s Roscommon fixture to train his 1,000th winner. The Co Meath based Classic-winning trainer runs the (...)

The chief executive of Leopardstown has admitted a crowd of 1,000 is likely for Irish Champions Weekend. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The chief executive of Leopardstown racecourse is holding out hope that up to 5,000 people might be allowed attend Irish Champions Weekend although he(...)

Irish racing’s ruling body has reported aspects of BBC Panorama programme in relation to the racehorse Tammys Hill to the Gardai. File photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Aspects of Monday evening’s BBC Panorama programme in relation to the racehorse Tammys Hill have been reported to the Gardai by Irish racing’s ruling (...)

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(...)

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