Oisin Murphy on Roaring Lion last year at the Irish Champions Weekend in Leopardstown. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Potentially hundreds of millions of viewers around the world will tune in to the Curragh and Leopardstown racecourses for the first time this weekend (...)

Jockey Oisín Murphy on Roaring Lion after winning the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in 2018. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The time of Saturday week’s Irish Champions Weekend card at Leopardstown has been brought forward to avoid a clash with the All-Ireland football final(...)

Friday evening fixtures have been a key element to the Curragh’s ‘Summer Sounds’ programme which features post-race concerts. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive has suggested there may be a reduction in the number of Friday fixtures held at the Curragh next year with no G(...)

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has confirmed the appointment of a new security firm to transport cash from racecourses after the company that used to prov(...)

The Galway Racing Festival: last year’s total attendance fell   to 132,691. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s top official has defended the public appeal of next week’s Galway festival despite a notable slide in crowd figures over recent years. (...)

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has come under sustained attack for the Government’s climate policies from two youth climate activists at (...)

Pat Keogh:  initially likely to juggle roles at Ireland’s two premier flat racecourses. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leopardstown’s chief executive, Pat Keogh, is on the verge of taking over as head of racing operations at the Curragh. The Irish Times understands th(...)

The Curragh’s latest classic date is this Saturday’s €400,000 Kerrygold Irish Oaks. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Sheikh Mohammed’s representative on the Curragh board has said the vision for Irish racing’s revamped HQ to be a world class facility has been consist(...)

Derek McGrath: ‘I knew what I was getting into.’ File photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The departing Curragh boss has suggested a lack of unity exists within racing’s top echelons about the best long-term future for Ireland’s most famous(...)

Frankie Dettori riding Enable to win the Coral Eclipse at Sandown Park on Saturday. Last week the British Horseracing Authority announced it was cutting 20 fixtures from next year’s programme. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Irish racing’s top official maintains it is too early to quantify the potential financial impact on the sport here of UK betting shop closures, althou(...)

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