William Buick riding Adayar to win the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes at Ascot in  July. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Saturday’s British Champions Day at Ascot has a shot at living up to its billing in style and potentially produce a world leader in Europe’s final maj(...)

HRI also plans to open a new all-weather track at its own course in Tipperary by 2022. Photograph: @tipperaryraces /Twitter

Horse Racing Ireland has unveiled its ambitious five-year strategic plan for the thoroughbred industry with a key aim being to increase annual governm(...)

The country’s sole artificial racing surface in Dundalk has come under increasing pressure to cope with demand and earlier this year HRI committed to building a second all-weather. Photograph: Inpho

Plans to have a second all-weather track up and running by 2021 are under threat from the government’s decision to not increase its funding to Horse R(...)

Horse Racing Ireland insists Ireland currently has one of the lowest rates of betting tax in the world. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland will continue lobbying for an increase in betting tax in 2018 despite repeated refusal by Government to do so. Frustration at th(...)

Dermot Weld’s  Zhukova could  run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All roads lead to Galway next week but Dermot Weld’s focus is already on September’s Irish Champions Weekend after declaring his powerful string have (...)

Mouse Morris who picked up the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2016 Horse Racing Ireland Awards. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The largest prizemoney pot in Irish racing history will be up for grabs in 2017 after confirmation that €60.5 million is in place for next year’s act(...)

Gary Coyle’s exhibition Into the Woods at the RHA Gallery

Into the Woods – New Work by Gary Coyle RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin *****  Gary Coyle’s Into the Woods is superb. You have to b(...)

Sycamores had been very bountiful this year. And because the weather was mild, horses were outdoors for much longer than usual and therefore more likely to eat the toxic seeds. Photograph: Bloomberg

At least 100 horses have died in recent weeks from a disease caused by eating the seeds from sycamore trees. The “helicopter” seeds contain a toxin, h(...)

Bryan Cooper guides Our Conor over the last to victory in the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse last March. Our Conor will reappear in the Hackett’s Irish Cesarewitch at the Currage on October 13th. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Sunday’s Group Two Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh has a history of throwing up classic talent but confirmation of the National Hunt season’(...)