Thoroughbreds are pampered to a level many humans might envy, but they are  not pets. File photograph: Wikicommons

Last Monday at Windsor races a rambunctious three-year-old colt called Mofaaji reacted to the presence of a nearby filly with a spontaneous show of st(...)

 Punchestown Festival on Friday where two industry representatives met  the agriculture counsellor at the Irish permanent representation to the EU in Brussels. Photograph: PA Wire

Politicians should not allow Brexit negotiations slip to the October 31st deadline to agree a EU-UK divorce deal, representatives of the Irish and Bri(...)

The final race of the opening day at Cheltenham saw a number of riding bans handed out. Photgraph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The British Horseracing Authority has come under heavy fire for the penalties it imposed on three amateur jockeys after Tuesday’s controversial four-m(...)

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(...)

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