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(...)

Faugheen (Champion Hurdle) A stress fracture finally put paid to any chance of Faugheen trying to repeat his Champion Hurdle success of 2015 after s(...)

Outlander (nearest camera) clears the last on the way to winning the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown at Christmas. Don Poli (jockey with white helmet) is also pictured. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Leary has confirmed his trio of top-rated Grand National contenders – the ante-post favourite, Don Poli, the topweight Outlander and Empire (...)

Eddie O’Leary: “What I’d call the National now is a pre-Brexit, post-Brexit handicap. Don Poli is doubtful while Outlander is ruled out. Empire Of Dirt won’t go.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Britain’s senior handicapper has offered a robust defence of the Aintree Grand National weights he published on Tuesday after criticism by a leading (...)

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