Freed from the shadow of Enable, Aidan O’Brien’s Magical took centre stage in style when leading home a 1-2-3 for her trainer in Saturday’s QIPCO Iris(...)

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board  has said  no formal briefings on the whip will  be carried out at Leopardstown and the Curragh this weekend. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Racing’s regulator has pointed to June’s incident-free Irish Derby festival as an example of how the whip needs not become an issue in the upcoming Ir(...)

Chris Hayes again picked up a six-day ban  after it was judged he had used his whip above shoulder height at Roscommon last month. Photograph: Inpho

Racing’s regulatory body has described the number of breaches of the whip rules as “unacceptable” and stood over its controversial new regulations. C(...)

 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(...)

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