The Turf Club’s chief executive Denis Egan said  60 ‘A’ card holders in the North have been  covered for death benefit since 2012.   Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

One of Northern Ireland’s leading trainers insists he had never known about stable staff in the north being covered for life assurance since 2012. Th(...)

Turf Club “A” cards are issued to full-time stable employees throughout Ireland, and Mr Egan said there were 60 such card-holders currently registered in the North. Photograph: Getty Images

The Turf Club has said that 60 full-time stable staff in the North of Ireland are covered as part of a life assurance scheme since 2012. That insuran(...)

Michael Grassick, chief executive of the IRTA, said “there is €4 million ready to be distributed among people who qualify for the new pension”. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Irish Racehorse Trainers’ Association (IRTA) estimates that up to €4 million is ready and waiting to be put into Irish racing’s new stable staff p(...)

Because the North is in a different jurisdiction, stable staff there haven’t benefitted from industry pension arrangements in the past.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Trainers in Northern Ireland plan to set up their own body and break away from the Irish Racehorse Trainers Association. The move puts a crack in Ir(...)