Chris Hayes on Baladiya wins the Walsh Associates Architects Maiden at Leopardstown Racecourse. Hayes was referred on after a fourth breach of the new rules when winning the Blue Wind Stakes on Tarnawa at Naas earlier this month.   Photograph: PA

The Irish Jockeys Association (IJA) has warned a very significant problem could be coming down the road with new whip rules introduced six weeks ago. (...)

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(...)

 Elegant Escape: the Welsh National winner  goes  in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham and could prove a real threat to  Presenting Percy in the Gold Cup in March. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Cheltenham has its ‘Trials Day’ on Saturday and there is similar ‘prelude’ feel about much of Ireland’s weekend action ahead of next week’s €1.8 milli(...)

 Robbie Power on Fox Norton winning the BoyleSports Champion Steeplechase at Punchestown Festival in 2017. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Robbie Power will try to stop Altior’s winning streak when teaming up with Fox Norton in Ascot’s three-runner Grade One feature on Saturday. T(...)

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(...)

The starting point penalty for any rider who fails a drugs test in Irish racing is set to be raised to five years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The starting point penalty for any rider who fails a drugs test in Irish racing is set to be raised to five years after two more jockeys received bans(...)

Ger Fox  celebrates winning the Irish Grand National on Rouge Angel in 2016. Photograph: DonallFarmer/Inpho

The Irish Grand National-winning jockey Ger Fox is free to resume race-riding next week after serving five-and-a-half months of his ban for a positive(...)

Killultagh Vic. He jumped  eight fences in a post-race school at Leopardstown on Friday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins has said he will be surprised if Ruby Walsh doesn’t choose to ride Killultagh Vic in next week’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Killultagh Vic (...)

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(...)

  Idaho will run in the Japan Cup on Sunday morning.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Aidan O’Brien trained Idaho will try to bridge a 34-year gap for Ireland in Sunday morning’s Japan Cup in Tokyo. Japanese racing’s most prestigio(...)

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