Denis Egan: “Under the new penalty structure, a positive test may in effect end a rider’s career.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing’s regulatory body has ordered mandatory attendance by young professional jockeys at anti-doping seminars next month. The move by the Iri(...)

Over the last four  years there have been 13 positive tests by riders for the Class A drug cocaine

The Irish Jockeys’ Association has said the current interpretation of rules regarding riders testing positive for cocaine appears to be reasonable eve(...)

Flat racing at Ballinrobe will continue next year.

Flat racing at Ballinrobe has got an official green light to continue and the events that forced last week’s card at the Co Mayo track to be abandoned(...)

The final two races at Naas on Sunday had to be abandoned for safety reasons due to a slippery surface on the bend into the straight. A number of hor(...)

Irish racing’s penalty guidelines for breaches of the whip rules could be reviewed on the back a startling increase in breaches of those rules during (...)

 Horse Racing Ireland chief Brian Kavanagh:  “I don’t think there will be a dip in audience or viewers.” Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As the process of finding a new chairperson for Horse Racing Ireland begins, the semi-State body’s chief executive has dismissed fears of a potential (...)

“Jockeys have to know and understand they are professional athletes who have a liability not only to themselves but to their colleagues,” said jockeys’ association spokesman Andrew Coonan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish Jockeys Association has said it understands why four-year bans for positive drug tests have been recommended in future and it stressed that (...)

“When a rider goes out, he is open to all scrutiny. Everyone at the track, everyone on TV, gets to see, by and large, every movement that he makes. Everything they do is scrutinised.”

The organisation that represents jockeys in Ireland has said the controversy over Davy Russell striking a horse with his fist at Tramore two weeks ago(...)

 Aidan O’Brien: was fined €2,000 in March when  Music Box was suspended from racing for 42 days under Rule 212.   Photograph:  Julian Herbert/PA

The Irish Jockeys Association wants to sit down with the Turf Club and review the impact of the ‘non-trier’ rules seven months after their controversi(...)

 Davy Russell: “The situation with Kings Dolly was an ordinary enough situation and I didn’t do anything out of the ordinary.”  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

The Irish Jockeys Association has urged there be no “rush to judgement” until Davy Russell has had an opportunity to explain what happened at Tramore (...)

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