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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(...)

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 Mick Winters: “I welcome it in a lot of ways because it might open up the thing.” Photograph: Inpho

Trainer Mick Winters has said he hopes “common sense” can be applied at his appeal against “non-trier” penalties imposed on him at Cork on Sunday. Th(...)

Davy Russell: “To me it is completely unacceptable what the press have done, to me and my family.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

After incurring a four-day suspension at an appeals body hearing on Tuesday, Davy Russell declined to comment to reporters and quickly slipped out of(...)

Jockey Davy Russell has been given a four day ban by the Turf Club. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Davy Russell has been handed a four day suspension in an Appeal Body hearing at Turf Club headquarters on Tuesday. The ban will begin in 14 days which(...)

In effect, there is no correlation between encouraging people to bet on Irish racing and the revenue Irish racing gets. It is a stark contrast with other major racing jurisdictions where racing is financed through a Tote monopoly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

At the root of Irish racing’s integrity problem is how punters are irrelevant. By punters I mean those of us on the outside, the betting shop cannon f(...)

The Turf Club is investigating the accuracy of comments made by amateur jockey Mikey O’Connor who has claimed the integrity body has unfairly refused (...)

Jockey Eddie O’Connell. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Supreme Court has dismissed appeals by a jockey, Eddie O’Connell, and a horse trainer, Jim Lambe, against a finding they were not entitled to chal(...)

Trainer Ger Lynch admitted to Turf Club  officials that the stamps used for vaccination entries were not authentic

County Galway-based trainer Ger Lynch has had his licence removed for three months after a Turf Club investigation established he had falsified vacci(...)

Jockey Adrian Heskin onboard Foxrock: Heskin had already served a one-day ban imposed on the day of the controversial race at  Punchestown in December. Photograph: Inpho

Over five months after riding Foxrock at Punchestown, jockey Adrian Heskin has wound up with a six day ban under the Turf Club’s ‘non-trier’ rules.A s(...)

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