Lynn Hillyer

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Michael Halford: “I am disappointed and upset that the reputation and good name of Irish horse racing, and its world renowned trainers, is being maligned in this way.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers has comprehensively disassociated itself with Jim Bolger’s claims in relation to doping and integri(...)

The IHRB vet said allegations of doping from people would be treated in confidence. File photograph: Damien Eagers

The horse racing regulator’s chief veterinary officer has denied that people such as trainer Jim Bolger who make claims of doping are a “thorn in our (...)

 Charles Byrnes: the trainer’s  licence was suspended for six months  after Viking Hoard was found to have tested positive for a sedative following a race at Tramore. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Irish racing’s regulator has got the long-awaited “authorised officer” status required for officials to carry out drug-testing on thoroughbreds in pre(...)

Trainer Charles Byrnes has been unsuccessful in his appeal against the decision of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board’s referrals committee to suspend his licence for six months and fine him. File photograph: PA

Irish racing’s regulator has insisted the sport in Ireland is clean. On Thursday trainer Charles Byrnes had his appeal against a six month ban turned(...)

An industry-wide policy on doping control was unanimously approved by the board of Horse Racing Ireland in 2018 but it is yet to be implemented. Photograph: Inpho

On August 12th, 2019 Druim Samhraidh won the last race at Ballinrobe for little-known trainer David Dunne. The horse subsequently tested positive for (...)

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 (...)

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