Denis Egan

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Trainer Jessica Harrington was fined €2,000  after “winning” a two-year-maiden with a horse thought to be the newcomer Alizarine but which in fact was the three-year-old Aurora Princess. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Irish racing’s regulatory body has no plans to introduce pre-race identity checks despite the high-profile mix-up of two Jessica Harrington-trained ho(...)

Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board chief executive Denis Egan will take early retirement at the end of September. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) plans to advertise “shortly” for a new chief executive. The regulatory body’s current ceo, Denis Egan,(...)

Michael Halford: “I am disappointed and upset that the reputation and good name of Irish horse racing, and its world renowned trainers, is being maligned in this way.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers has comprehensively disassociated itself with Jim Bolger’s claims in relation to doping and integri(...)

The IHRB vet said allegations of doping from people would be treated in confidence. File photograph: Damien Eagers

The horse racing regulator’s chief veterinary officer has denied that people such as trainer Jim Bolger who make claims of doping are a “thorn in our (...)

Irish racing’s regulator has defended itself against criticism by top trainer Jim Bolger and insisted it has a “zero tolerance” stance on doping. At(...)

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(...)

Gordon Elliott: BHA has banned him   from saddling runners at Cheltenham, but  Foster has stepped in to assume the licence at Cullentra  where Elliott is still allowed to live and work. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Regulatory agreement has been reached that ensures the participation of horses trained by Denise Foster at next week’s Cheltenham festival. The Briti(...)

Trainer Charles Byrnes has been unsuccessful in his appeal against the decision of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board’s referrals committee to suspend his licence for six months and fine him. File photograph: PA

Irish racing’s regulator has insisted the sport in Ireland is clean. On Thursday trainer Charles Byrnes had his appeal against a six month ban turned(...)

Irish racing’s regulator took another reputational blow at Naas with a false start fiasco that had some bookmakers refunding bets. Photograph: Inpho

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has unreservedly apologised for the shambolic scenes at the start of a hugely controversial race at Naas on Sun(...)

The body that represents thoroughbred breeders in Ireland has said it is in broad agreement with racing’s regulator about drug protocols which will al(...)

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