Charles Byrnes

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 Donal McInerney riding Blazing Khal clear the last to win The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last November. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Charles Byrnes’s Blazing Khal will not be seen at Punchestown and will instead return to action next season after an injury scuppered his raid on the (...)

Most tracks in Ireland still don’t have CCTV coverage although such has been mandatory in Britain for years. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has confirmed the job of installing CCTV in all of the country’s racecourse stable-yards can finally get under (...)

  Charles Byrnes declined to comment when contacted on Monday but the IHRB said he has applied for his licence. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Charles Byrnes is set to resume training when his six-month suspension over the infamous Viking Hoard case finishes on Friday. The Co Limerick traine(...)

The Galwaty Festival gets under way on Monday with 1,000 racegoers allowed in each day. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Galway Festival is usually about more than racing, often serving as a barometer of much wider contexts. The famous fund-raising tent became a sy(...)

Viking Hoard was found to have raced with 100 times the safe limit of the sedative ACP in its system having been doped by an unidentified third party at Tramore in 2018. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Viking Hoard, the horse infamously ‘nobbled’ in Tramore’s racecourse stable-yard in 2018, returns to racing at Roscommon on Tuesday. The seven year o(...)

 Charles Byrnes: the trainer’s  licence was suspended for six months  after Viking Hoard was found to have tested positive for a sedative following a race at Tramore. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s regulator has got the long-awaited “authorised officer” status required for officials to carry out drug-testing on thoroughbreds in pre(...)

Latest Exhibition (left) is the favourite and top weight for the Irish Grand National. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

An Easter Monday like no other does at least contain its traditional sporting centrepiece at Fairyhouse. A year after Irish jump racing’s most valuab(...)

Latest Exhibition ridden by Bryan Cooper (left) is challenged by Longhouse Poet ridden by JJ Codd during the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A call on whether Latest Exhibition tackles Easter Monday’s Boylesports Irish Grand National or opts for a Grade One alternative the day before instea(...)

Nathan Crosse on All Class wins The Navan Members’ Handicap (Div 1) at Navan on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Racing’s regulator has defended the length of time being taken in a number of high-profile investigations it is carrying out. It is over a year since(...)

Charles and Cathal Byrnes pictured with Light Brigade at Naas last weekend. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

On Thursday, Charles Byrnes began a six-month suspension and on Sunday one of the horses previously under his care lines up for a different trainer at(...)

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