Brian Kavanagh

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The Irish Horse Welfare Trust was set up in 1999 to rescue and rehome abandoned and neglected horses, and is based on a 68-acre farm at Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow

A prominent horse welfare charity has abandoned plans to focus entirely on retraining retired racehorses despite warning the absence of such an organi(...)

Horse Racing Ireland’s Brian Kavanagh says he wasn’t surprised by Minister Donohue’s cautious approach. Photograph: Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has put the government’s budget decision to leave the sport’s funding unchanged at €67.2 million in the context of Brexit and wha(...)

HRI largely attributed the sharp decline in tote turnover to a ban on betting on horse racing introduced by the Israeli government in August 2018. Photograph: Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland cut its annual deficit by 24 per cent last year, despite experiencing a sharp reduction in turnover on tote betting. Accounts fo(...)

Dundalk racecourse. A new Polytrack won’t be in place until  next summer.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Some of Ireland’s top jockeys have given a cautiously positive verdict on Dundalk’s all-weather surface although also adopting a wait-and-see attitud(...)

The Group One Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes: Ryan Moore on Fairyland (blue&brown) wins ahead of Donnacha O’Brien on So Perfect. Photograph: James  Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s top official has rejected the suggestion of Irish Champions Weekend (ICW) having peaked in terms of spectator appeal. There has been a(...)

Longclaw will be bidding for glory in Kentucky with Jamie Spencer on board.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Gordon Elliott is rapidly closing in on €1 million in prizemoney for the Irish National Hunt season but it’s a major $500,000 pot on the flat that the(...)

Friday evening fixtures have been a key element to the Curragh’s ‘Summer Sounds’ programme which features post-race concerts. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland’s chief executive has suggested there may be a reduction in the number of Friday fixtures held at the Curragh next year with no G(...)

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has confirmed the appointment of a new security firm to transport cash from racecourses after the company that used to prov(...)

Trus (transrectal ultrasound guided) biopsy.

The blood tests have come back. “Hmm, one of these is elevated”, your doctor says. “I think it’s best if you have some further investigations.” I sus(...)

The Galway Racing Festival: last year’s total attendance fell   to 132,691. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s top official has defended the public appeal of next week’s Galway festival despite a notable slide in crowd figures over recent years. (...)

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