The Irish Jockeys Association expressed major disappointment both with the move to impose a figure on whip use and how it was done. Photograph:  Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s jockeys has said the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board will “rue the day” it announced plans to restrict riders to a (...)

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(...)

Turf Club chief executive Denis Egan:  the problem is with recreational drugs. Photograph: Inpho

The Turf Club has said there has been a very positive response to the prospect of increased suspensions put in place for jockeys who test positive for(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien  expressed concern about the potential impact on jockeys trying to ride patient races. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Jockeys Association has proposed a review of the Turf Club’s new ‘non-trier’ rules after this summer’s Galway festival. The proposal comes on the(...)

Irish Racehorse Trainers Association spokesman Michael Grassick: “That’s the main worry for trainers right now, the fact that veterinary evidence is irrelevant,” he said. Photograph: Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers says it has concerns about aspects of the Turf Club’s new “non-trier” regulations which came into f(...)