Jason Morris

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Currently Dundalk is Ireland’s sole all-weather facility. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland is evaluating half a dozen expressions of interest in the building of a second all-weather track in this country. The board of I(...)

Clerk of the course Lorcan Wyer admitted to having serious concerns about the future of flat racing at Ballinrobe. Photo: Getty Images

Clerk of the course Lorcan Wyer admitted to having serious concerns about the future of flat racing at Ballinrobe after Monday evening’s fixture had t(...)

Bookmaker reaction after Tuesday’s forfeit stage was to install the Newmarket fourth Elarqam as a marginal 9-4 favourite over Gustav Klimt at 3-1.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It is 21 years since Aidan O’Brien first burst on the classic scene with a famous Curragh Guineas double and the legendary trainer is shaping up to tr(...)

Apples Jade: will  try and bounce back to form at Punchestown later this month in the Mares Champion Hurdle.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Navan’s Saturday fixture has Ireland’s racing weekend to itself as the sport’s programme officials battle the “logistical nightmare” caused by current(...)

Officials are keeping their fingers crossed that Faugheen stays on course to be the headline act of the Dub;in Racing Festival. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are 48-hour declarations for every race at this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival but Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed there are no plans to ex(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Jack Kennedy (left)  on the way to winning the Bar One Racing Hatton`s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.   Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

 Horse Racing Ireland’s director of racing has defended the sex allowance given to mares when they compete against males and said it is statistic(...)

Dermot Weld has suggested the recent number of National Hunt meetings in Ireland is ‘excessive.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Legendary trainer Dermot Weld has described as “excessive” the amount of National Hunt fixtures run in Ireland in recent weeks in comparison to flat r(...)

Ger Lyons: “For six months of the year the flat should get the profile it deserves and it’s not happening.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ten years after memorably breaking his Royal Ascot duck with Elletelle in the Queen Mary Stakes the in-form Ger Lyons is readying a team of up to eigh(...)

 Bryan Cooper has opted to ride Ball d’Arc in Sunday’s Grade Three novice chase at Naas. But the latter has plenty to find on Gangster on official figures.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

 The weekend priority for Ireland’s top jockeys will probably be to come through in one piece so plenty of fingers will be crossed that Sunday’s (...)

Willie Mullins: with the full might of  Mullins’s all-conquering team set to be unleashed the issue of competition in the top pattern events is likely to produce further debate. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Fears that Don Cossack’s short-odds rout of only three opponents in the National Hunt season’s opening Grade One may be a sign of things to come this(...)

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