Chris Hayes is among a number of jockeys who have appeared in front of a panel and received a six-day ban on the same day. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has moved to speed up the process involved in penalising breaches of the whip rules by giving more responsibili(...)

Chris Hayes again picked up a six-day ban  after it was judged he had used his whip above shoulder height at Roscommon last month. Photograph: Inpho

Racing’s regulatory body has described the number of breaches of the whip rules as “unacceptable” and stood over its controversial new regulations. C(...)

The growing spate of whip rule breaches has prompted a stark warning from the Irish Jockeys Association (IJA) about a potential shortage of riders ava(...)

Jockey Chris Hayes with trainer Kevin Prendergast after Awtaad’s victory in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh in 2016.  Photograph:  Paul Mohan/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Classic-winning jockey Chris Hayes has pointed to himself being one of three senior riders referred-on over their use of the whip last week as evidenc(...)

 Seamie Heffernan riding Anthony Van Dyck  wins The Investec Derby Stakes at Epsom.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien was fresh from a record-equalling seventh Epsom Derby triumph with Anthony Van Dyck 24 hours earlier but his Prix Du Jockey Club hoodoo(...)

Ballinrobe fixture was abandoned after three races when safety concerns about the ground were expressed to the stewards.

On the back of last week’s controversial abandonment at Ballinrobe the feasibility of on-the-spot rearrangement of races rather than simply cancelling(...)

Séamus Heffernan could ride Aidan O’Brien’s Gustav Klimt in the  Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Séamus Heffernan is in the frame for the plum ride on ante-post favourite Gustav Klimt in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. With Ryan (...)

If O’Brien fails to secure the world record at Doncaster, he will have two more chances at Saint-Cloud where he has won both of the big races four times each in the past. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Aidan O’Brien is long odds-on to set a new world for Group One victories in a calendar year with three top-flight races up for grabs in England and Fr(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) on the way to  winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photograph:   PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien won a 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday when the Séamus Heffernan ridden Capri won the €1.5 million Curragh highlight at odds(...)

Seamus Heffernan:  can look forward to half a dozen rides at Leopardstown, headed by Derby prospect Yucatan.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Seamus Heffernan is on board Aidan O’Brien’s Qipco 2,000 Guineas outsider Spirit Of Valor at Newmarket on Saturday but skips Sunday’s 1,000 Guineas to(...)

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