Journalist Thom Malone talks to  Dermot Cantillon, chairman of Naas racecourse, who is bidding for a seat in the Seanad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of Irish racing and breeding’s most high-profile administrative figures, Dermot Cantillon, has decided to run for election to the Seanad. Current(...)

Ruby Walsh rides Klassical Dream to victory at the  Punchestown Festival, Punchestown Racecourse, Co Kildare, in April 2019.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The future of several major stud farms in Co Kildare is under threat from the proposed development of a quarry near Kilcullen, according to leading fi(...)

Longclaw will be bidding for glory in Kentucky with Jamie Spencer on board.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Gordon Elliott is rapidly closing in on €1 million in prizemoney for the Irish National Hunt season but it’s a major $500,000 pot on the flat that the(...)

Horse Racing Ireland said traceability systems introduced this year would help improve the monitoring of thoroughbreds in this country. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has said traceability systems introduced this year will help improve the monitoring of thoroughbreds in this country. Howe(...)

Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool: A tripartite agreement, which   currently exists under EU law,  allows for the free movement of and trade in horses between Ireland, Britain and France. Photograph:   Getty Images

The Aintree Grand National festival could be the first casualty of a no-deal Brexit on March 29th because free movement of horses would no longer be a(...)

Concerns are growing about how a hard boder could impact the regulation of horse racing in Ireland. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s regulatory body says uncertainty exists over the implications of Brexit for its logistical administration of the sport here. Racing ha(...)

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(...)

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