A  sign at Huntingdon Racecourse after a bout of equine flu forced the cancellation of all British racing last Thursday. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Each day that passes without racing in Britain adds to the suspicion of authorities there having created a rod for their own back by responding to the(...)

Band of Outlaws and JJ Slevin (centre) get up to win the EMS Copiers rated Novice Hurdle ahead of Aze Runner and Paul Townend (left) during BBA Ireland Opera Hat Mares Chase Day at Naas Racecourse on Saturday. Photo: PA Wire

Irish racing’s chief veterinary officer expressed satisfaction at how bio-security measures implemented over the weekend helped ensure the sport could(...)

A view of a sign at Huntingdon Racecourse after Thursday’s racing was abandoned. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

There are only 33 days to the Cheltenham Festival but officials there are hopeful British racing can resume well before the start of National Hunt rac(...)

The UK is cutting the maximum single stake that can be wagered in bookies’ betting machines from £100 to £2. File photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire

At first glance UK government moves to cut the maximum single stake that punters can wager in betting machines in British bookie shops to £2 from £100(...)

 Hayley Turner:  expressed her regret after a “mistake” concerning the opening of an internet betting account left her facing a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel.  Photograph:  John Walton/PA

Hayley Turner was criticised for “a lax and complacent attitude to the rules of racing” as her jockey’s licence was suspended for three months for bre(...)

Racing at Haydock on Friday was abandoned after a stalls handler was taken by air ambulance to hospital after being injured in an incident involving (...)

Paul Gilligan: was at Roscommon races to see his son Liam ride. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Cheltenham festival-winning trainer Paul Gilligan was granted permission by the Turf Club on “compassionate grounds” to attend Roscommon races las(...)

Bleu Et Rouge, with Barry Geraghty up, right, leads Tombstone, with Bryan Cooper up, over the last on their way to winning the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in February 2016. Photograph:   Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images

Michael O’Leary’s Grade 1 focus is on Alpha Des Obeaux in Wednesday’s RSA although the Ryanair chief executive’s Cheltenham attention is likely to be (...)

  Irish punters are expected to place over €100 million worth of bets during the Cheltenham festival this week  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish punters are expected to place over €100 million worth of bets during the Cheltenham festival this week, but already, according to some punters,(...)

Pat Smullen on Harzand winningThe Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby in 2016. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

  The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will be run at the Curragh in 2018 despite some calls for the country’s premier classic to be moved elsewhere d(...)

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