Denis Egan

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‘We are outsourcing an element of our function. This will be a monitoring service,’ the IHRB’s chief executive Denis Egan explained. Photograph: Inpho.

Irish racing’s regulatory body has signed a deal with its British counterpart to monitor betting trends on the sport here. Last year the Irish Horser(...)

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has pledged to vary how it tests jockeys after two more riders were banned for taking illegal drugs earlier thi(...)

Racing’s regulatory body has refused to comment on a report that another racehorse in Ireland has tested positive for an anabolic steroid. Last month(...)

Chris Hayes again picked up a six-day ban  after it was judged he had used his whip above shoulder height at Roscommon last month. Photograph: Inpho

Racing’s regulatory body has described the number of breaches of the whip rules as “unacceptable” and stood over its controversial new regulations. C(...)

Rachel Blackmore on board True Self. Donnacha O’Brien teams up with the Willie Mullins-trained   six-year-old mare for the Ebor. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Jump racing’s champion trainer Willie Mullins is doubly represented as he pursues a second victory in Europe’s richest flat handicap at York on Saturd(...)

Irish racing’s regulatory body expects to appoint an outside organisation to help monitor betting trends and investigate rule breaches within the next(...)

Gordon Elliott’s Jury Duty (above), along with the Willie Mullins-trained Burrows Saint, and Any Second Now is favoured by the Irish Grand National big-race sponsors. Photograph: Inpho

Extensive watering is taking place at Fairyhouse to ensure “good to yielding” ground for Easter Monday’s €500,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National. I(...)

The Irish Jockeys Association expressed major disappointment both with the move to impose a figure on whip use and how it was done. Photograph:  Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s jockeys has said the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board will “rue the day” it announced plans to restrict riders to a (...)

Dylan Robinson in action at Leopardstown. The jockey has been suspended for three years for  tested positive for cocaine  at Galway in October. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jockeys who test positive for cocaine in Ireland can expect entry level licence suspension of five years from now on. On Friday the leading condition(...)

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(...)

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