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Denis Egan: “Under the new penalty structure, a positive test may in effect end a rider’s career.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing’s regulatory body has ordered mandatory attendance by young professional jockeys at anti-doping seminars next month. The move by the Iri(...)

Willie Mullins: Patricks Park was first reserve and got into the race when his  stable companion, Ballycasey, was declared a non-runner less than two hours before the Galway Plate began. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish racing’s controversial reserve system is set to change with the sport’s regulatory body indicating the issues that arose around it at last summe(...)

Concerns are growing about how a hard boder could impact the regulation of horse racing in Ireland. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s regulatory body says uncertainty exists over the implications of Brexit for its logistical administration of the sport here. Racing ha(...)

Over the last four  years there have been 13 positive tests by riders for the Class A drug cocaine

The Irish Jockeys’ Association has said the current interpretation of rules regarding riders testing positive for cocaine appears to be reasonable eve(...)

The starting point penalty for any rider who fails a drugs test in Irish racing is set to be raised to five years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The starting point penalty for any rider who fails a drugs test in Irish racing is set to be raised to five years after two more jockeys received bans(...)

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) has insisted there was no reason to hold a running and riding enquiry into the performance of the JP McM(...)

Samcro: will be reunited with Jack Kennedy  in the highly-competitive Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has another Winter Festival feast in his sights at Fairyhouse tomorrow although hors d’oeuvres hardly come more substanti(...)

The lease for the current Down Royal racecourse finishes on December 31st. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland has described as premature any speculation about whether or not racing will take place at Down Royal in 2019. The future of Iris(...)

Seven positive tests have been returned in Ireland already this year compared to six for the whole of 2017. More cases are currently pending. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A spike in the number of positive drug tests this year has prompted racing’s regulatory body to organise seminars to try and educate trainers, vets an(...)

Ballinrobe fixture was abandoned after three races when safety concerns about the ground were expressed to the stewards.

On the back of last week’s controversial abandonment at Ballinrobe the feasibility of on-the-spot rearrangement of races rather than simply cancelling(...)

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