The new policy has been signed up to by HRI, the IHRB and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Goffs, Tattersalls, Goresbridge Sales and associations representing owners and trainers.

The board of Horse Racing Ireland has unanimously approved a new ‘Industry Wide Policy on Prohibited Substances & Doping Control’.  The lon(...)

Terzetto, ridden by Colm O’Donoghue (right), wins the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap  at the Curragh  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board will not comment on whether or not a point-to-point winner trained by the Cheltenham festival-winning trainer P(...)

“For any anti-doping programme, any form of notice is less than ideal.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has described as less than ideal any “prior day notice” element likely to be included in the thoroughbred indu(...)

William Buick celebrates on Masar after winning the Derby at Epsom  on June 2nd. Photograph:  Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Hopes appear to be growing that an anti-doping protocol which permits comprehensive testing and traceability of thoroughbreds in Ireland could shortly(...)

Equine MediRecord chief technical officer Simon Hillary and chief executive Dargan, together with.

“We talked to a trainer and he was saying there are only a couple of things he can lose his licence over, and his livelihood: one of them is if he doe(...)

The Irish-bred Definitly Red, which is now trained in England,  at Cheltenham  at the weekend. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Racehorse breeders fear their €1.84 billion industry will suffer in any fallout from Brexit, a seminar heard at the weekend. More than 3,500 people a(...)

Denis Egan: “You don’t turn around 238 years of history at the press of a button. But the major stuff is organised and it has been very smooth.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Officials at the new Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board have said there has been a smooth technical transition from the old Turf Club organisation wh(...)

The Anti-Doping Task Force was originally set up as a response to a number of steroids controversies including that of former top trainer Philip Fenton who was disqualified from racing for three years in 2014. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

The first meeting of racing’s reconvened Anti-Doping Task Force won’t now take place until next week when it will be chaired for the first time by the(...)

Horse Racing Ireland chief Brian Kavanagh didn’t rule out a new system being in place by Christmas. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive has insisted the deadlock in negotiations between the breeding industry and the Turf Club over a proposed new d(...)

 Ryan Moore riding Caravaggio win The Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The system of both announced and unannounced drug inspections of racing yards by Turf Club officials could be be extended to stud farms. A document d(...)

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