Brian Kavanagh

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John Oxx with  QIPCO 1,000 Guineas contender Skitter Scatter  at Currabeg Stables. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

John Oxx believes Dundalk’s controversial all-weather circuit isn’t suitable for the same range of horses as it used to be and has welcomed plans for (...)

Dundalk racecourse “There are horses running here almost week in, week out. There are absolutely no welfare concerns,”said Dundalk track chief executive Jim Martin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The chief executive of Dundalk has insisted there are no welfare concerns about the beleaguered track and stoutly defended Ireland’s sole all-weather (...)

Concerns have been raised that Dundalk racecourse’s  12-year-old Polytrack is too fast and that horses are returning stiff and sore after racing.  Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) will consider running extra turf fixtures amid continuing unease among trainers and jockeys about the state of the all-weat(...)

Friday week’s new Brexit deadline means the transportation of horses to and from Ireland to this week’s Aintree Grand National festival goes ahead as normal. Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Irish racing’s ruling body has welcomed the provision of an extra Border Inspection Post at Rosslare port in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Friday we(...)

Brian Kavanagh: he rejected suggestions of possible structural issues with the new stands at  the Curragh. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Naas racecourse has confirmed it is examining the feasibility of building Ireland’s second all-weather track. The news came after Horse Racing Irelan(...)

 Any kind of checks on horses  take time, and time is at a premium when it comes to transporting animals. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ask most anyone in racing what the nightmare scenario is of a no-deal Brexit on March 29th and it usually comes back to horse boxes stuck in traffic j(...)

A horse is washed down after the Holycross Maiden Hurdle at Thurles Racecourse in Co Tipperary on Thursday. Photograph: PA Wire

With just over four weeks to go to the start of the Cheltenham Festival, horse racing in Britain was thrown into turmoil on Thursday after confirmatio(...)

The looming shadow of Brexit has already had an impact on trade with bloodstock sales at public auction in Ireland falling by eight per cent last year(...)

“Even in the event of a no-deal exit we would hope Ireland will still be dealt with as a single unit for animal disease purposes,” said HRI’s Brian Kavanagh. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Irish racing’s efforts to prepare for a potentially disastrous no-deal Brexit are gathering pace although the sector is currently a “prisoner of the m(...)

Tote turnover at Leopardstown’s recent four day Christmas festival fell by almost a million euro on the previous year to €1,606,297.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A ban on betting on horse racing in Israel has been blamed for an alarming slide in Tote betting in recent months. Last year the Israeli government a(...)

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