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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(...)

 Trainer Ger Lyons: “If you keep giving vaccine to horses you’re going to mess them up.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New mandatory Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board vaccine measures have been labelled potentially dangerous by one of the country’s top trainers Ger Ly(...)

Aidan O’Brien:  may send both the Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Could It Be Love and Most Gifted to the Listed Wentworth Stakes.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ireland’s flat campaign on the turf finished on Sunday but Irish trainers could still target this Saturday’s finale to the British season in strength.(...)

Willie Mullins confirmed that Douvan is likely to miss the National Hunt season with a leg injury. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

The injury-plagued star chaser Douvan looks set to miss the entire National Hunt season due a pastern problem.   Trainer Willie Mullins revealed(...)

Colm O’Donoghue on Alpha Centauri. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Neither Aidan O’Brien or Jessica Harrington believe the state of the Leopardstown ground had anything to do with the career-ending injuries sustained (...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Mendelssohn will continue his route to November’s Breeders Cup Classic by taking in Saturday week’s Grade One Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park in (...)

  Daniel Tudhope riding Laurens (right) win The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes from Alpha Centauri at Leopardstown Racecourse on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Neither Aidan O’Brien or Jessica Harrington believe the state of the Leopardstown ground had anything to do with the career-ending injuries sustained (...)

Ryan Moore’s hectic weekend schedule takes him from Mendelssohn’s Grade One appearance in upstate New York on Saturday night and back for an early sta(...)

Flat racing at Ballinrobe will continue next year.

Flat racing at Ballinrobe has got an official green light to continue and the events that forced last week’s card at the Co Mayo track to be abandoned(...)

 Racing at Ballybrit during  the Galway Festival.  It is Irish racing’s best-attended meeting yet it’s far from the best racing. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is likely to be standing room only at the Galway races which begin on Monday. The economy is on the march, and Irish racing’s most famous festival (...)

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