Aidan O’Brien: “It’s not the horse’s fault, or the trainer’s or the owner’s. People’s lives have to be respected.”

Aidan O’Brien has spoken out against “stone age” race-riding tactics and called for a culture change in the way stewards enforce the rules on interfer(...)

All the Group One contests at this year’s Royal  Ascot will be run for £250,000 (€278,000). Photograph; Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The huge impact that the two-and-a-half month suspension and the ongoing requirement to race behind closed doors will have on the sport’s balance shee(...)

Epsom racecourse: racing was last staged in Britain on March 17th. Photograph:  Mark Trowbridge/Getty Images

Brant Dunshea, chief regulatory officer at the British Horseracing Authority, has expressed his confidence that racing will be able to resume in Brita(...)

Ryan Moore wins on Arizona at the Curragh last year. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The prospect of a crammed classic schedule means Aidan O’Brien anticipates having to split his 2,000 Guineas and Derby prospects between Ireland and E(...)

Racing at Newcastle, England, in December 2018. File photograph: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Newcastle is set to host the opening fixture if racing in Britain is able to resume as hoped behind closed doors on June 1st. Racing last took place (...)

 The British government’s Covid-19 Recovery Strategy pushed out any resumption there to next month.  Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

France looks like having Europe’s major racing stage to itself this month after confirmation that the sport cannot resume in Britain until June 1st at(...)

 Runners and riders being guided into the  starting stalls by stall handlers at Royal Ascot. Photograph:  Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Some races should be started without stalls as a means of reducing risk when the sport returns to action, two stalls handlers have said. The men, wh(...)

Under a provisional plan Newbury’s Lockinge Stakes would be run on the last weekend of May in a programme alongside the Dante Stakes and the Musidora Stakes. Photograph: Getty Images

Britain’s racing authorities have said it is “likely” that no overseas based runners - including from Ireland - will be allowed run there for the rest(...)

 The British Horseracing Authority has announced the suspension of racing due to the coronavirus pandemic will be extended beyond the end of April to an as yet unspecified date. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The suspension of racing in Britain due to the coronavirus pandemic will continue beyond the end of April, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has(...)

Ger Lyons: ‘What we’re doing is 20 jockeys going racing to keep a livelihood. It’s horses running.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Top trainer Ger Lyons believes racing here is just one positive coronavirus test away from coming to a halt, but has backed the sport continuing behin(...)

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