The Irish Racehorse Trainers Association (IRTA) has said its members are not liable for the costs of the successful defamation case carried out agains(...)

The Irish racehorse trainers association has said it is “inevitable” some owners won’t be able to afford to keep horses in training the longer racing is cancelled. File photograph: Inpho

The body representing racehorse trainers is looking at June 1st as a potential date for racing to resume behind closed doors in Ireland. The Irish ra(...)

Ronan Whelan on Ridenza (red helmet) on the way to winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies’ Maiden at Leopardstown last August. Photograph: Oisín Keniry

In the midst of spiralling national unemployment figures a body representing stable staff in Ireland say the racing sector here is proving notably res(...)

Trainer Nicky Henderson dealt with the scratching of star chaser Altior (above) through his Unibet blog. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers insists there should be nothing in racing that might undermine public confidence in the sport. The(...)

 Frankie Dettori celebrates winning The Kerrygold Irish Oaks on Star Catcher. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Frankie Dettori brought some welcome ‘feel-good factor’ to a beleaguered Curragh on Saturday with a classic master class on Star Catcher in the Kerryg(...)

Trainers have expressed concern over the track at Dundalk Stadium. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The body representing Ireland’s racehorse trainers says the “vast majority” of its members have lost confidence in the controversial all-weather circu(...)

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(...)

 Some Plan, ridden by Noel Fehily,  falls at the last during the  Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in 2018. The Henry de Bromhead-trained horse was one of seven horses to die at Cheltenham last year, three of which came in the Grand Annual. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Irish trainers are preparing for the enhanced animal welfare procedures that will be in place at next week’s Cheltenham Festival. Britain’s racing au(...)

 Any kind of checks on horses  take time, and time is at a premium when it comes to transporting animals. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ask most anyone in racing what the nightmare scenario is of a no-deal Brexit on March 29th and it usually comes back to horse boxes stuck in traffic j(...)

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(...)

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