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A  sign at Huntingdon Racecourse after a bout of equine flu forced the cancellation of all British racing last Thursday. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Each day that passes without racing in Britain adds to the suspicion of authorities there having created a rod for their own back by responding to the(...)

A  sign at Huntingdon Racecourse after  racing was abandoned last week. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

British racing will resume on Wednesday after confirmation late on Monday night from the British Horse Racing Authority that a “risk managed return” c(...)

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(...)

A view of a sign at Huntingdon Racecourse after Thursday’s racing was abandoned. Photograph:  Joe Giddens/PA Wire

There are only 33 days to the Cheltenham Festival but officials there are hopeful British racing can resume well before the start of National Hunt rac(...)

 A general view of the main stand at Ayr racecourse  in  Scotland. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

British horse racing was plunged into a sudden crisis on Wednesday night as it emerged that three horses in an active yard, believed to be that of Don(...)

Dame Rose collapsed and died at the Cheltenham Races on Thursday as temperatures soared. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Soaring temperatures at Cheltenham on Thursday saw the JRL Group Mares’ Handicap Chase abandoned on welfare grounds. On an unseasonably hot afternoon(...)

Our Duke is currently a general 8-1 favourite for Monday’s  Irish Grand National. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Fairyhouse officials believe the cash injection which makes Monday’s €500,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National the richest jumps race ever run here wi(...)

Sprinter Sacre, with Nico de Boinville on board, clear the last to win the Queen Mother Chase. Photograph: Getty.

If quicker spring ground conditions contributed to Un De Sceaux’s Champion Chase undoing it looked to allow Yorkhill fully exhibit his talent in the (...)

From left: Camilla Sharples, Mary Nugent and Zoe Winston (with Lily the dog), pictured with racehorse Don Cossack at Gordon Elliott’s stables in Cullentra, Co Meath. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Zoe Winston’s tiny prefab office in Gordon Elliott’s racing yard in Meath is a long way from Brown Thomas. Her previous job was a three-month spell se(...)

Willie Mullins has seven entries in the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury. Photograph: Sportsfile

Willie Mullins has a strong-hand at the five-day stage of the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury with four of the top six in the weights from 31 to stand their(...)

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