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Ruby Walsh has rejected suggestions of a ‘rancid’ culture in the weigh-room. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s professional jockeys has urged racing authorities on both sides of the Irish Sea to set up arbitration processes for h(...)

If Tylicki’s case is successful, some worry what precedent it might set for rider liability. Photograph:  Tim Goode/Getty Images

The body that represents professional jockeys in Ireland isn’t able to get indemnity insurance for its members and believes it could present a fundame(...)

Trainer Charles Byrnes is appealing against a six month ban after being found to be “seriously negligent” when one of his horses was “nobbled” with a sedative at Tramore in 2018. File photograph: Inpho

News of the Charles Byrnes trained Viking Hoard being ‘nobbled’ with a sedative at Tramore in 2018 has left jockeys shocked and been described as “alm(...)

IHRB spokesman Niall Cronin said: “Such a number of breaches in one race is thankfully an isolated incident although not what you want to see.”  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Racing’s regulator has described as “an isolated incident” the single race at Dundalk on Monday that saw five jockeys suspended for excessive use of t(...)

With racing stopped until at least April 19th the IJA has moved to support its members. Photograph: Inpho

The Irish Jockeys Association has set up a “fast-track system” to help riders in any financial difficulty due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemi(...)

The parade ring at Navan before the second race last Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Irish Jockeys Association (IJA) has said it’s “inevitable” a rider will test positive for the coronavirus at some point and that could bring racin(...)

Trainer Nicky Henderson dealt with the scratching of star chaser Altior (above) through his Unibet blog. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers insists there should be nothing in racing that might undermine public confidence in the sport. The(...)

The growing spate of whip rule breaches has prompted a stark warning from the Irish Jockeys Association (IJA) about a potential shortage of riders ava(...)

Ronan Whelan begins a six-day ban by missing out at Bellewstown on Wednesday after falling foul of the rules. Photograph: Inpho

There is “growing unease” among Ireland’s professional jockeys about potential longer-term repercussions from the whip-rule changes that came into for(...)

 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. (...)

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