Lynn Hillyer

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Denis Hogan: the Tipperary-based trainer was cleared of any blame but  was however ordered to pay €1,000 towards the costs of the investigation. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Racing’s regulatory body has defended the timeline which could see the first horse in this country to test positive for anabolic steroids back in act(...)

The case is believed to be the first time a race horse has tested positive for an anabolic steroid in Ireland. Photograph:  Jason Clarke

The Denis Hogan-trained Turbine has been banned from racing until the end of March next year, and disqualified from a victory in Cork in May, after t(...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle, her first Grade One success on Irish soil, with Honeysuckle at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore rides A Toi Phil in Monday’s Boyelsports Irish Grand National but even a win in Fairyhouse’s €500,000 feature might struggle to comp(...)

Concerns have been raised that Dundalk racecourse’s  12-year-old Polytrack is too fast and that horses are returning stiff and sore after racing.  Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) will consider running extra turf fixtures amid continuing unease among trainers and jockeys about the state of the all-weat(...)

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 (...)

Band of Outlaws and JJ Slevin (centre) get up to win the EMS Copiers rated Novice Hurdle ahead of Aze Runner and Paul Townend (left) during BBA Ireland Opera Hat Mares Chase Day at Naas Racecourse on Saturday. Photo: PA Wire

Irish racing’s chief veterinary officer expressed satisfaction at how bio-security measures implemented over the weekend helped ensure the sport could(...)

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(...)

Racing’s head of anti-doping has urged trainers to adopt a ‘buyer beware’ policy when it comes to giving supplements to their horses. Such use is lik(...)

Dermot Weld’s Curragh winner Kisanga which had a positive test for testosterone. photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s head of anti-doping believes there’s nothing sinister behind a spike of positive drug tests which this week saw five more winners being(...)

Seven positive tests have been returned in Ireland already this year compared to six for the whole of 2017. More cases are currently pending. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A spike in the number of positive drug tests this year has prompted racing’s regulatory body to organise seminars to try and educate trainers, vets an(...)

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