Track at Clonmel waterlogged
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  • February 5, 2014, 11:01

Clonmel’s jumps card on Thursday has been cancelled due to a waterlogged track.Officials at the Co Tipperary circuit were faced with a relatively str(...)

Trainer Phillip Fenton: Hoping Drive On Locky gets off the mark at Fairyhouse

Irish racing’s new “champions weekend” got a further boost yesterday with the promotion of the Solonaway Stakes to Group Two status which industry lea(...)

Carlingford Lough, ridden by Tony McCoy (left), clears the last alongside Morning Assembly (Ruby Walsh) before their victory in the Topaz Chase. Photograph: PA

Tony McCoy may wince when examining a re-run of yesterday’s big-race at Leopardstown but the legendary rider wasted no time getting over Jezki’s defea(...)

Solicitor Neville O’Byrne has officially taken over as Senior Steward of the Turf Club. He replaces Roddy Ryan. A member of the Turf Club since 2007, (...)

A five per cent increase in prize-money next year is good news for owners.

There will be a five per cent increase to prize-money in Irish racing in 2014 with a €500 increase in the minimum value of a race to €7,500.Horse Raci(...)

Dundalk’s   floodlit all-weather track for flat racing. A floodlit jumps course is being planned for the Louth venue. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk’s plans to build a €3.5 million floodlit, jumps all-weather course, possibly opening in 2016, appear to have attracted mixed early notices wit(...)

Hurricane Fly with his trainer Willie Mullins, award winners yesterday.

The dual Champion Hurdle winner Hurricane Fly is now a dual Horse of the Year too after being crowned Irish racing’s outstanding performer for 2013 at(...)

William Buick renews his partnership with The Fugue in the Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday and has also been selected to ride for Ballydoyle.   Photograph:  Getty Images

Any bygones appear to have been let bygone by Aidan O’Brien who has entrusted the mount on one of his two runners in Friday night’s $1 million Breeder(...)

Thierry Jarnet riding Treve (centre) crosses the finishing line to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe horse race at Longchamp, outside Paris, earlier this month.  There is a growing interest in Irish bloodstock in Qatar: Sheikh Fahad Al Thani of the Qatari royal family and Mubarak Al Naemi, chairman of the Qatar Owners’ and Breeders’ Association both invested in Irish stud farms recently. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Increasing links between the Irish and Qatari horse industries was discussed yesterday when Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney met Qatari business(...)

Horse trainer Jim Bolger and former Tyrone and current Fermanagh manager Peter Canavan. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

The all-powerful Coolmore operation has paid out a €22,500 supplementary fee in order to test Aidan O’Brien’s belief that Tapestry can follow in some(...)

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