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(...)

“Jockeys have to know and understand they are professional athletes who have a liability not only to themselves but to their colleagues,” said jockeys’ association spokesman Andrew Coonan. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Irish Jockeys Association has said it understands why four-year bans for positive drug tests have been recommended in future and it stressed that (...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates Clondaw Warrior’s victory in the Galway Hurdle last year at Ballybrit. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clondaw Warrior will have to overcome both history and topweight if he’s to land back-to-back victories in next week’s €300,000 Guinness Galway Hurdle(...)

The Turf Club Referrals Committee finally released its verdict on the circumstances of Like A Diamond’s controversial withdrawal from a race at Ballinrobe in July of 2013. Photo: Inpho

It is expected that trainer Sharon Dunphy and the point to point vendor E Joseph Logan will have appeals against their disqualification from racing fo(...)

The way has been left open for Pyromaniac to run in Thursday’s Guinness Galway Hurdle after trainer Tony Martin was granted a judicial review into the(...)

Co Meath trainer Tony Martin: “I accept the stewards have a very difficult job to do, but I feel we will have to pursue this further for the sake of the owner and the horse.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Monday’s start to the Galway festival could be overshadowed by an application to the High Court for an injunction that may yet allow the Tony Martin (...)