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(...)

A 2015 amendment to the Industrial Relations Act means training yards no longer quality for working hours exemptions allowed for agricultural workplaces.

The Irish Racehorse Trainers Association has warned that blank Sundays could become a much more regular feature of the Irish racing calendar if the sp(...)

The racing programme has been decimated by the recent Siberian weather conditions and is not scheduled to resume until Thursday with two meetings due to be run. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Navan’s rescheduled fixture on Thursday could be Irish racing’s best bet for a return to action this week. The racing programme has been decimated b(...)

Equine MediRecord chief technical officer Simon Hillary and chief executive Dargan, together with.

“We talked to a trainer and he was saying there are only a couple of things he can lose his licence over, and his livelihood: one of them is if he doe(...)

Willie Mullins: the report shows big trainers like Mullins are getting bigger but middle-ranking colleagues are being forced  out of business. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s Cheltenham fortunes are at an all-time high but a grim picture has been painted of the difficulties facing the majority of this country’s r(...)

The Turf Club regulates Irish racing on a 32-county basis, but it appears unclear how precisely the vetting process will work in relation to trainers in the North

Racehorse trainers in Ireland are subject to Garda vetting under new child-protection legislation. All employers are required to be checked by the N(...)

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